Alumni Profiles

Jazz Composition
Also affiliated with Professional Music
Class of 1971

Jazz saxophonist, flautist, and composer Greg Abate '71 played lead alto saxophone in the Ray Charles Orchestra in the early '70s after completing his studies at Berklee, and has since recorded more than 16 albums.


Formed in 2011 by a team of Berklee students, Hexany Audio specializes in sound design and audio post-production for an international client base.

Professional Music
Also affiliated with Music Production and Engineering
Class of 2008

Avers, from Richmond Virginia, offers an ethereal swirl of psychedelic pop, shoegaze and garage rock, featuring alumni Alexandra Spalding '09 (Professional Music) and Adrian Olsen '08 (Music Business & Management / MP&E), who also serves as producer/engineer, recording most of the album material in his studio, Montrose Recording.

Electronic Production and Design
Class of 2002

An accomplished singer, songwriter, DJ and producer, Aruna ('02) is a well known EDM singer and a fixture on the international dance circuit.

Music Production and Engineering
Also affiliated with Songwriting
Class of 2006

Berklee alumni and brothers James Morales '06 and Matt Morales ’08, along with David Rodriguez, make up the production team the Elev3n, whose clients include Karmin, Sean Kingston, Meghan Trainor, and Jesse McCartney.

Professional Music
Also affiliated with Music Business/Management, Songwriting
Class of 2013

New York City-based singer/songwriter Sara Rachele '13 has received praise from the likes of NPR  and SPIN for her heartfelt songs rooted in Americana, alternative rock, and folk.