Student Spring Award Winners

Each spring semester, division deans, department chairs, assistant chairs, faculty, and staff nominate those students whom they feel best embody the musical and academic qualities we seek to promote within the four instructional divisions of the college.

These awards are the most prestigious the college offers, given that nominations are made by faculty within the student’s area of specialization. Each nomination is an endorsement of that student’s potential to become a leader in tomorrow’s music industry by many of those Berklee faculty who are leaders within the industry today. On behalf of the entire college community, congratulations to you, our distinguished students, in what is certain to be only one of your many outstanding achievements in the years to come. We wish you continued success.

Below is a list of student spring award winners, followed by a description of each award.

Award Recipient YEAR
McDSP Award Alejando Leiva 2017
MP&E/EPD Dual Major Award Dragi Ivanov 2017
Yoeman Memorial Scholarship Pedro Calloni 2017
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Dragi Ivanov 2017
TDK Music Technology Award Erick Jaimes 2017
MP&E Creative Scholar Award Marc Stern 2017
Mix Magazine TEC Award Jacob McCaslin 2017
SONOS Award Nicholas Doering 2017
Don Puluse Award Anna Muehlichen 2017
MP&E Engineer Scholar Award Andres Abello 2017
Multicultural Achievement Award Carlos Santiago Salazar Moscoso 2017
Robin Yeldman-Coye Women in Audio Award Sharifa Headley 2017
Yale Thompson Award Ghassan Sawalhi 2017
Gary Ogan Endowed Scholarship Andres Felipe Gonzalez Cardona 2017
Telefunken Award Sarah Ma 2017
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Michael Wooten 2017
NARAS Award Alexander Lowen 2017
MP&E Creativity Scholar Award Braydon Germain 2017
Don Puluse Award Filipe Antunes 2016
Hearst Scholarship Matthew Hines 2016
Naras Award Matthew Hines 2016
MP&E Production Scholar Award Adam Bentley 2016
Sennheiser Award John Wynn 2016
The Robin Coxe-Yeldham Women in Audio Award Monserrat Guadalupe Garibay Villalobos 2016
Christopher Yeoman Scholarship Steven Xia 2016
Telefunken Award Louis Remenapp 2016
Engineering Scholarship Award Matthew Larson 2016
Multi Cultural Achievement Award Gonzalo Perez 2016
Stacey Hye-Min Park Memorial Scholarship for Women Claire Goh 2016
Stacey Hye-Min Park Memorial Scholarship for Women Nicole Newman 2016
Stacey Hye-Min Park Memorial Scholarship for Women Amy Puffer 2016
MP&E Creativity Scholarship Award Ariana Cubillos Voegler 2016
Gary Ogan Endowed Scholarship Brandon Unpingco 2016
KOI Audio Award Jacob Furgason 2016
Sonos Award Braydon Germain 2016
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Edward Taylor 2016
McDSP Award Venjamin Milchev 2016
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Kaleb Jacks 2016
Joseph Baptista Memorial Award Feri Gutierrez Arcelus 2016
MP&E/EPD Dual Major Award Feri Gutierrez Arcelus 2016
Mix Magazine TEC Award Zechun Kenneth Jin 2016
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Alberto Menezes 2016
MP&E Academic Scholarship Award Jared Anderson 2015
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award Noam Israeli 2015
Telefunken Award Steven Sacco 2015
Mix Magazine TEC Award Matthew Collura 2015
Engineering Scholar Award Yangzhi Zhou 2015
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Women in Audio Award Anjelica Dorman 2015
Don Puluse Award Soo Yew Ping 2015
MP&E Creativity Scholar Award Joachim Christian Dalgard 2015
McDSP Award Simone Torres 2015
Gary Ogan Endowed Scholarship Dylan Waterhouse 2015
Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship John William Emblem 2015
TDK Music Technology Award Angelica Franzino 2015
MP&E Creativity Scholar Award Christopher Bloniarz 2015
Sonos Award Taylor Marvin 2015
KOI Award Mariana Restrepo Aguirre 2015
Christopher Yeoman Scholarship Pietro Milanesi 2015
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Diego Huaman 2015
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Award Maksim Krykhtin 2015
MP&E Production Scholarship Award Yiannis Anastos Prastacos 2015
MP&E / EPD Dual Major Award Elliot Rylance 2015
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship William Dunphy 2015
Christopher Yeoman Scholarship Norihide Shiota 2014
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Emily Sherman 2014
Engineering Scholar Award Simon Katz 2014
Gary Ogan Endowed Scholarship Carl Stoodt 2014
Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship Heath Hyman 2014
KOI Award Kimberley Auch 2014
Mix Magazine TEC Award Joseph Adams 2014
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Jose Ramiro Madrid Sanchez
Esteban Calderon
Vicente Espi
2014
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award Feri Lau Bong 2014
MP&E Production Scholar Award Jeffrey Kinsey 2014
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Award Melanie Stevenson 2014
Sonos Award Evan Galante 2014
Telefunken Award Gal Ben-Chanoch 2014
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Women in Audio Award Fernanda Herrera Domene 2014
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Chelsea Southard 2014
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Sarah McDaniel 2014
Christopher Yeoman Scholarship Ryan Walsh 2013
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Daniel Alba 2013
Don Puluse Award Matthew Lombardi 2013
Gary Ogan Endowed Scholarship Chelsea McKinney 2013
Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship Daniel Bitran Arizpe 2013
KOI Award Dan Bui 2013
McDSP Award Alvin Pei Yee Wee 2013
McDSP Award Emmett Ceglia 2013
Millican Endowed Scholarship Nicholas Cazares 2013
Mix Magazine TEC Award Jose Ma Gabriel Corpus 2013
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Taylor Hales 2013
MP&E Creativity Scholar Award Raphael Kampel Stolnicki 2013
MP&E Creativity Scholar Award Salomon Sterental 2013
MP&E Engineer Scholar Award Michael Malchicoff 2013
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award Joao Beranger De Saboia 2013
MP&E Production Scholar Award Annetta Atieno Oduor 2013
MP&E / EPD Dual Major Award Carlos Perez de Anda 2013
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Award Joshua Miller 2013
Professional Writing and Music Technology Division Award Andrew Powell Peebles 2013
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Women in Audio Award Kimberly Auch 2013
Sonos Award Timothy Knowlton 2013
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Ro Rowan 2013
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship William Centenaro 2013
Christopher Yeoman Scholarship Tyler Scott 2012
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Vanessa Collier 2012
Don Puluse Award Andre Dixson 2012
Gary Ogan Endowed Scholarship Hunter Seide 2012
Joseph Baptista Award William Wetzel 2012
KOI Award Joshua Alba 2012
McDSP Award Jason Hwa Jia Lim 2012
McDSP Award Wendyam Jean Edward Emerson 2012
Millican Endowed Scholarship Vicente Julio Ortiz Gimeno 2012
Mix Magazine TEC Award Marios Lazaros Ioannidis 2012
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Mei Poh Leong 2012
MP&E Creativity Scholar Award Juan Torrado 2012
MP&E Creativity Scholar Award Michael Stankiewicz 2012
MP&E Engineering Scholar Award Ryan Johnson 2012
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Scholar Award Devin Bhattacharya 2012
MP&E Production Scholar Award Marley Harmon 2012
MP&E / EPD Dual Major Award Matt Phenix 2012
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Award Daniel Dhaham Choi 2012
Professional Writing and Music Technology Division Award Francesco Martinez 2012
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Audio Scholar Award Joanne Jett Galindo 2012
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship Kevin Luu 2012
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Andres Matias Algaba 2012
Music Technology Division Award Alexander Gear 2011
Don Puluse Award Debbie Tjong Tan Ping 2011
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship William Wells 2011
API A2D Hardware Awards Jeff Gartenbaum 2011
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Luis Fernando Costa E Silva 2011
MP&E Creativity Scholar Adam Moskowitz
Alexander Syner
2011
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award Jose Francisco Aguilera de Alba 2011
MP&E Production Scholar Andrew Sarlo 2011
Engineering Scholar Award Matthew Weber 2011
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Award Allison Waters
Sara Griffith
2011
Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship Erik Groysman 2011
TDK Music Technology Award JinHwan Song 2011
KOI Award Takuto Kaneko 2011
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Award Pranav Shoban Bandi 2011
Christopher Yeoman Scholarship Gray Bashew 2011
Gary Ogan Endowed Scholarship Cesar Gonzalez 2011
Mix Magazine TEC Award M Taurees Habib 2011
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Jayvon Rymer 2011
MP&E / EPD Dual Major Award Kevin Luu 2011
Liberal Arts Achievement Award Matthew Lima Rodriguez 2011
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Charles Van Kirk 2011
Music Technology Division Award Courtney Fangmann 2010
Don Puluse Award Steve Bone 2010
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship John Hull 2010
McDSP Scholarship Martin Duarte Arredondo 2010
API A2D Hardware Awards Matthew Freake 2010
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Alexander Gear 2010
MP&E Creativity Scholar Julien Edgar Francis Baraness
Giancarlo Peter Feltrin
2010
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award Amy Yu Mei Ling 2010
MP&E Production Scholar Caleb Gilbreath 2010
Engineering Scholar Award Greg Teves 2010
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Award Hilary Long 2010
Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship Audrey Knuth 2010
TDK Music Technology Award Cynthia Stark 2010
Mix Foundation Award Sean Killary 2010
Gary Ogan Endowed Scholarship Anthony McKinney 2010
Mix Magazine TEC Award William Wells 2010
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Po-Ya Chang 2010
MP&E / EPD Dual Major Award Henry Moyerman 2010
Don Puluse Award Brian Leavell 2009
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Chris Wainwright 2009
Mix Magazine TEC Award Anthony Saccoccia 2009
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Women in Audio Award Anne Hoffman 2009
Christopher Yeoman Scholarship Kyuhyun Kim 2009
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Award Gerrit Kinkel 2009
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Jason Nieling 2009
Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship Brian Schopfel 2009
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Brian Moore 2009
MP&E Creativity Scholar Jonathan Levy
Mark Endozo
2009
MP&E Production Scholar Dylan Vaughn 2009
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award Diogo Camargo 2009
Engineering Scholar Award Randall Peterson 2009
MP&E / Music Synthesis Dual Major Award John Hull 2009
McDSP Award Ryan Pedersen 2009
Ogan Scholarship Phillip Lewis 2009
D'Addario (Planet Waves) Scholarship Daryl Napier 2009
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Nelson Lugo 2008
Mix Magazine TEC Award Tim Gruntman 2008
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Women in Audio Award Anna Eliopoulos 2008
Christopher Yeoman Scholarship Nuno Fernandes 2008
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Award Max McFerren 2008
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Adrian Olsen 2008
Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship Phil McGowen 2008
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Lenny Wee 2008
MP&E Creativity Scholar Nick Matzke &
Priya Prins
2008
MP&E Production Scholar William (b.c.) Taylor 2008
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award Livia Linn 2008
Engineering Scholar Award Andrew Maltese 2008
MP&E / Music Synthesis Dual Major Award Jason Wray 2008
D'Addario (Planet Waves) Scholarship Asa Bjarnadottir 2008
Liberal Arts Achievement Award Mark McNeill 2008
Don Puluse Award Jorge Velasco 2007
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Malachi Mott 2007
Mix Magazine TEC Award Adam Comstock 2007
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Award Wynter Pingel 2007
Chris Yeoman Scholarship Jordan Pratt 2007
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Award Dan Huron 2007
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Jonathan Smith 2007
Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship Paul Beckwith 2007
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Oded Davidov 2007
MP&E Creativity Scholar Phil Watson &
Luke Gibleon
2007
MP&E Production Scholar Carrie MacDonald 2007
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award Billy Herron 2007
Engineering Scholar Award Ian Kagey 2007
MP&E / Music Synthesis Dual Major Award Michelle Mancini 2007
TDK Music Tech Award Leyland Elliott 2007
D'Addario (Planet Waves) Scholarship Ana Molina 2007
Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Brian Ramirez 2006
Mix Magazine TEC Award Frank Charlton 2006
Robin Coxe-Yeldham Award Perla Flores Martinez 2006
Christopher Yeoman Scholarship Alvaro Arce Urroz 2006
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Award Charlie Worsham 2006
Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Jonathan Altschuler 2006
Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship Omar Rumbos 2006
KAO Infosystems Award Kyung Min 2006
MP&E Academic Scholar Award Charles Hutto 2006
MP&E Creativity Scholar Matt Scheiner &
Alysse Fischer
2006
MP&E Production Scholar Shinnosuke Miyazawa 2006
MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award Soodabeh Ilkhanizadeh 2006
Engineering Scholar Award Travis Ference 2006
MP&E / Music Synthesis Dual Major Award Martin Cooke 2006
TDK Music Tech Award Jess Hewitt 2006

 

Award Descriptions

 

Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship

The Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with gifts made by Edge’s friends and family as a permanently endowed fund to recognize talented and deserving students majoring in music production and engineering and/or students playing the saxophone who are in their third or fourth year of study at Berklee College of Music.

MIX Magazine TEC Award

This fund, established by MIX magazine, recognizes continuing MP&E majors and achievement in the audio field. This award was established in response to Berklee receiving the 1985 TEC Award for best recording school. The recipient gives the college the right to notify MIX magazine of their name and biographical information in connection with the promotion and production of future TEC Awards programs. Students selected for this award will be continuing MP&E majors. The award is based on merit.

Christopher Yeoman Scholarship

These awards are given annually to a percussion student and/or a MP&E major who demonstrates outstanding musical talent and has maintained an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)

These awards are given to continuing or returning students in the area of music technology and recognize outstanding achievement in music production and engineering.

Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund

In memory of a former Berklee student, Yale Thompson, the Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 by his family: Larry, Oksana, and Tiffany Thompson. The endowed scholarship fund was established to recognize an outstanding music production and engineering major with first preference for a student who is a returning senior student and additional preference for a percussionist.

Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph Baptista Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund is a permanent endowed trust established in 1991 with donations from friends of Joseph Baptista.

KAO Infosystems

This scholarship will be awarded annually to an academically and financially deserving student pursuing multi-media coursework within the Music Technology Division.

The Robin Coxe-Yeldham (formerly known as the Women in Audio) Award

This award is given to an outstanding female MP&E student. Robin Coxe-Yeldham was a professor in the Music Production and Engineering Department, having taught at Berklee since 1982. Throughout her distinguished career, she encouraged women to pursue careers in engineering. In 1995, the Audio Engineering Society awarded her a special “Granny” award as “First Lady in Audio Education in America.” Contributions may be made in her honor to: Berklee Women in Audio Scholarship, Berklee College of Music, Box 3, 1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215.

Liberal Arts Achievement Award

Determined by the Liberal Arts Department, this award goes to the student with highest cumulative liberal arts GPA.

MP&E Academic Scholar Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the department.

MP&E Creativity Scholar Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the department.

MP&E Production Scholar Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the department.

MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the department.

Engineering Scholar Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the department.

MP&E/EPD Dual Major Award

This award recognizes dual majors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in both the Music Production and Engineering and Electronic Production and Design (formerly known as Music Synthesis) departments.

TDK Music Technology Award

Awarded annually to musically and academically deserving students, this award goes to those demonstrating outstanding achievement in the areas of music technology and/or performance.

William Randolph Hearst Scholarship

This award is designed to recognize outstanding musical and academic achievement by a dual music production and engineering and electronic production and design major (preference) or a single major within the Music Technology Division. Financial need demonstrated through submission of the appropriate documentation is also required to qualify. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for learning and sharing their knowledge with others and contribute positively to the Music Technology Division. Preference will be given to applicants in their junior or senior year who play bass (not required).

Gary Ogan Scholarship

Susan Ogan, mother of alumnus Gregory Ogan ‘03, has established the first-ever endowed fund for the purpose of updating technology and equipment to ensure that Berklee students have the necessary skills to produce the highest quality music possible. The fund has been established in memory of Ogan’s late husband, Gary, who passed away in 2000.

McDSP Award

Awarded in recognition of grades, quality of work, and overall level of effort to make the most out of a degree from Berklee, the recipient receives a McDSP plug-in suite.

Telefunken Award

Awarded by Telefunken, in recognition of excellence. the recipient receives a microphone.

SONOS Award

Awarded in recognition of “pushing forward music and technology, thinking outside the box, incorporating many genres of music into a project, or being an advocate of sharing/listening to music out loud,” the recipient receives a SONOS music playback system.

KOI Audio Award

Donated by KOI Audio of Japan, this award recognizes outstanding achievement in the department. 

Don Puluse Award

This good person/good engineer award is named after the legendary CBS engineer, first MP&E chair, and former Music Technology dean Don Puluse.

Sennheiser Award

The Sennheiser Award was established by Sennheiser to recognize excellence in audio and its future in an outstanding graduating MP&E senior. While Berklee has been educating the future of audio, Sennheiser has been hard at work designing it and developing the tools for artists to use. The recipient receives a pair of award-winning Sennheiser HD 600 headphones. The HD 600 has become a go-to favorite for mastering engineers the world over, so it would be commonplace for a graduate to use them as a critical listening component in everyday life. 

Stacey Hye-Min Park Memorial Scholarship for Women

The Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund (formerly MP&E Fund for Women) is a permanent endowed trust established by an anonymous donor and named in memory of late MP&E student Stacey Hye-Min Park (2015). The scholarship is awarded to female MP&E majors who are academically deserving, demonstrate financial need, and have the potential to make a significant contribution to society through music.