The Groove: Berklee Students Use Their Musical Gifts to Fundraise for Japan

Lisa Occhino
April 18, 2011
Berklee students are jumping to help those affected by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

In response to the recent tragedy in Japan, several concerned Berklee students have jumped to organize projects that will raise money to help the victims and their families in this desperate time of need. Two of the most ambitious projects have been spearheaded by Kylie Rothfield and Julian Weisser, who are both working tirelessly to organize, oversee, and promote their fundraising efforts to members of the Berklee community, Boston, and beyond.

Stand with Japan: A Benefit Concert

Kylie Rothfield assembled a team of five Berklee student volunteers to help her put together a benefit concert titled Stand with Japan. Rothfield has put on six benefit concerts since middle school, so organizing an event to fundraise for Japan just felt natural to her. "When I heard about what happened in Japan, I was like, 'I'm at Berklee, we could do something huge.' I really believe that music and benefits go together," says Rothfield...

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