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Friday October 18, 2013

Singer, Composer Alejandro Sanz to Receive Honorary Doctor of Music Degree

Singer, Composer Alejandro Sanz to Receive Honorary Doctor of Music Degree

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Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz will be receiving an honorary doctor of music degree from Berklee College of Music where he will be feted with a 40-piece student concert of his own music.

The award-winning singer and songwriter will receive this honor on November 6, 2013.

Sanz has won a total of three Grammy Awards and 16 Latin Grammy Awards, including three Latin Grammy Album of the Year Awards.  Berklee is home to ‘Berklee Latino’ music program conducted in Spanish and launching in Mexico City in 2014.  The school’s ‘Berklee on the Road’ program holds music teaching workshops throughout Latin America.

The school has honored other musical greats such as Duke Ellington, Willie Nelson, Sting and Gloria Estefan.

Sanz’s new album, ‘La Música No Se Toca,’ is one of year’s best-selling albums that has produced three consecutive No. 1 singles in Spain, Latin America, and the U.S.  The album has been nominated in five categories at the upcoming 14th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

“It is a great honor for me to receive this doctorate degree from one of the most prestigious music schools in the world,” Sanz said of the Berklee recognition. “I will continue to work every day of my life to deserve this honor.”
 
Earlier this month the Spanish singer launched his Mexico tour with a sold-out concert in Mexico City.

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