Student Spotlight

What’s it like to study here? Our Student Spotlight series asks current students all about their Berklee experience.

Student Spotlight: Lumanyano Mzi

The Cape Town, South Africa, drummer and contemporary writing and production major discusses his winding path to Berklee, the biggest insights from learning to write for large ensembles, and more.

Student Spotlight: Adalia Martin

The fifth-semester professional music major and vocalist talks about how studying harmony and production has boosted her confidence as a songwriter and artist.

Student Spotlight: Grant Glazier

The songwriting major, whose duo Awfbeat performed at Governors Ball 2023, talks about his road to Berklee from an art and design background and how visual art recharges his musical inspiration.

Student Spotlight: Aileen (Ping-Chen) Shen

The tenth-semester DJ and producer talks about discovering her passion for electronic performance after being trained in classical percussion and explains how international travel influences her musical voice.

Student Spotlight: Kirsten (Ki) Kirk

The Texan vocalist, producer, and engineer talks about recording new music with a band of all women and nonbinary people and picks five tracks ranging from country to bubblegum metal.