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.


A. R. Rahman Meets Berklee Concert Videos

Grammy- and Oscar-winning Indian composer A. R. Rahman was awarded a Berklee honorary doctorate during a historic, sold-out concert at Boston's prestigious Symphony Hall. A total of 109 musicians and dancers from 32 countries performed with the master himself in what has become one of Berklee's most-viewed live concerts.

  • What We Do

    Learn about the Berklee Indian Ensemble, our workshops and webinars, scholarship opportunities, and the BIX Icon Series.

  • Get Involved

    Learn about the ways you can support BIX and get involved in what we do.

  • Who We Are

    Meet artistic director Annette Philip and her team that runs BIX.

Sights and Sounds

"Jiya Jale" (Dil Se) is a tribute to A. R. Rahman by the Berklee Indian Ensemble in gratitude for his immense contribution to our lives through his inspiring music and journey.

The Berklee Indian Ensemble is delighted to present "Aakash," an original by Sharon Renold, a recent Berklee graduate, composer, vocalist, and bassist from Switzerland.

In 2017, the Berklee Indian Ensemble presented a landmark collaborative concert with its fifth artist in residence, Indian playback singer Shreya Ghoshal. The ensemble is delighted to share an excerpt from that evening: a reimagining of the 1962 classic "Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha."

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