Philip B. Agins Five-Week Summer Performance Program Scholarship


Philip B. Agins

Berklee has established a scholarship in memory of Philip Agins, who passed away on April 14, 2008. Philip attended the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program in 1999. He entered the program as a novice bass player, but came home a true musician with confidence, skills and a love of performing. Philip was given the opportunity to attend the Five-Week program thanks to a generous gift from a family friend. Philip's family would like to extend this gift to others by creating a scholarship in his name that would provide assistance to other budding musicians hoping to have a life-changing experience similar to Philip's.

In early 2007, Phil switched from bass to lead guitar. He was a staple of the New London, Connecticut, music scene playing with the Royale Brothers until his death.

Philip was loved by many; his wit and unique humor always made being in his company a memorable experience. Philip was a devoted son, great brother, and a true friend.

Marissa Mazotta, 17, from New London CT, was the first student to utilize the Phil Agins Berklee Scholarship in the summer of 2009. Marissa was thrilled to have had the opportunity to go to the Berklee summer camp and recently met Phil's mother, Paula Agins, in person to tell her about her experience. Paula hopes that the scholarship will be able to continue sending at least one student to the summer camp every year. Marissa's band, A Moment Of Silence, is scheduled to play a show to benefit the scholarship fund on Sunday, September 27, 2009. (see details below)

Please click here to make a donation to the Philip B. Agins Five-Week Summer Performance Program Scholarship Fund.

For more information about creating or supporting scholarships, please contact Cindy Albert Link.