People: Hear the Voices of Berklee and Amplify Their Resonance with Your Support

Amplify the voices of Berklee with your Soundbreaking support

Your contribution to the Soundbreaking campaign, in any amount, enables talented people at Berklee to make extraordinary strides with music. Explore below to hear from some of the students, faculty, and alumni that your support enables—and know that this is just a small snapshot of the work that dedicated people at Berklee engage in daily as they refresh and transform our music and our world.

 

Danilo Pérez '88, Berklee Global Jazz Institute artistic director

Telling Unique Stories through Music

"It’s about growing as a human being, not just as a musician," says Danilo Pérez, artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Panos Panay ’94, Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) managing director

Developing Entrepreneurial Skills

"Musicians are inherently entrepreneurial," says Panos Panay, managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship.

Suzanne B. Hanser, Music Therapy Department chair

Using the Power of Music to Heal

Berklee graduates help everyone from developmentally delayed children to seniors with dementia, notes Music Therapy chair Suzanne Hanser.

George W. Russell Jr., Harmony Department professor

Teaching That Is Simply off the Charts

“In terms of analysis and the concepts that we teach, Berklee has a system that is second to none," says Harmony professor George Russell Jr.

Tickwanya Jones ’16, music business/management major and voice student

Helping to Make Dreams Come True

"My dream job would be to do A&R at a label—to help someone else achieve their goals and dreams," says student Tickwanya Jones.

Chase Potter ’15, performance major and violin student

Removing Barriers to Education

"I auditioned and earned a Presidential Scholarship...if I didn’t have that scholarship, I wouldn’t be here today," says student Chase Potter.

Esin Aydingoz ’17, dual contemporary writing and production/film scoring major and piano student

Making the Connections That Count

"Everybody knows somebody here, so I’m trying to make as many connections as possible," says student Esin Aydingoz.

Ben Johnston ‘15, songwriting student

Enabling Those with So Much to Give

Songwriting student Ben Johnston has given a lot, including five years of service to his country in the U.S. Army and a kidney to a stranger in need.