Berklee Summer Concert SeriesSamantha Schultz / Keren Tayar

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Sunday / September 11, 2011 / 4:15 p.m.
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
296 State Street
United States
Samantha Schultz

Two student groups are slated to perform from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the main outdoor stage as part of the Boston Arts Festival in Christopher Columbus Park. The festival features music, visual art, and dance. Samantha Schultz goes on first.

Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Samantha Schultz is 20 years old and graduated in June 2009 from the Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts. She began singing at the age of 3 and has been playing the guitar since she was 11. Schultz writes her own lyrics and music and has a subject range far exceeding her years.

She has had many opportunities to showcase her talents, performing at numerous festivals across Canada, most notably the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Music Festival. In 2006, Schultz was the youngest nominee in the category of Young Performer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. 

Schultz has also performed at Cafe 939's Red Room in Boston, as well as at the Berklee Performance Center. She adds to her credits opening for such artists as Ryan Cabrera, Livingston Taylor, Ben Taylor, and Ruthie Foster. In 2010, she was awarded the Carl M. Benito Eagle Award for Oustanding Student. 

Schultz has completed her second year at Berklee College of Music in Boston, thanks to the generous Gary Slaight Family Scholarship, and will be continuing her third year this fall. This summer, she has officially released her sophomore album, Ink to Paper.

Keren Tayar 

has a fashion sensibility of yesteryear, a love for nick-knacks and childrens' toys, and an eclectic sound that combines pop, folk, and jazz, with her love for the theater.


She is a 20-year-old student at Berklee College of Music, born to Israeli immigrants, and raised in a suburb of New York City. Okay fine, she is from New Jersey.

Tayar has been featured in an array of shows, landing leading roles in musicals, performing in concerts, and successfully participating in competitions.

She enjoys interpreting different styles of music, as well as writing her own. She offers her heart and soul—a conglomerate of influences—which results in combinations of frequencies that will surely reach right through your inner cochlea and into your very own heart and soul.

In less fancy terms, Tayar is a musician who wants to make you feel things. She plans on continuing to learn and grow and share, to write and perform, and to travel the world and make people feel things everywhere possible.