Music is an integral part of life in India, and the global power of the Indian music industry is astounding. Berklee India Exchange (BIX) brings the spirit of India to Berklee and takes the world to India through inspiring, innovative, immersive artistic experiences that entertain, educate, and engage. Harnessing India’s rich heritage of music, its evolving incarnations, and entrepreneurial DNA, the BIX ecosystem:

  • Provides students once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities with legendary Indian musicians, international concert tours, and industry placements;
  • Creates pathways for global artists to write and perform original, India-inspired music;
  • Supports global music education in India through access to Berklee resources, including workshops, community dialogue with students’ families, and scholarship funds; and
  • Builds collaborative dynamism through industry relationships and cultural exchange between India and Berklee.

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A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee Concert Videos

Watch all 16 pieces presented at this 2014 Symphony Hall concert honoring A. R. Rahman, and featuring him and 109 performers from 32 countries representing the Berklee Indian Ensemble, the Berklee World Strings, and Boston University's Indian dance troupe, BU Bhangra.

  • What We Do

    Learn about our ensemble, workshops, clinics, courses, scholarships, and artists in residence programs.

  • Who We Are

    Meet the Artistic Director, Annette Philip, and her team that runs the institute.

Sights and Sounds

Berklee India Exchange's first viral video, "Jiya Jale," is the most popular video on Berklee’s YouTube channel. BIX videos account for 51 percent of all views on Berklee's YouTube channel, helping it to become the most viewed academic channel in the world.

Watch Sharon Renold, a recent Berklee graduate, composer, vocalist, and bassist from Switzerland, and Indian vocalist Shreya Ghoshal reimagine the 1962 classic "Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha."

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