Launched in 2007 in memory of Arif Mardin (1932-2006), world-renowned producer/arranger and Vice Chairman of the American Turkish Society, the Arif Mardin Music Fellowship aims to further the education of promising musicians from Turkey by providing an opportunity to study in the United States. The program is conducted in partnership with Berklee in Boston, where Mardin’s successful music career began as the first recipient of the Quincy Jones Scholarship.

The Fellowship includes tuition, housing, and fees, as well as a stipend, for the five-week program. Fellows are selected by the Berklee through an application process each spring. 





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