VIDEO: Presidential Scholar Hayden Hamilton

Berklee Office of Communications
November 24, 2011

When Hayden Hamilton was 10 years old, he realized there was nothing he would rather do than play drums. His middle school years in Sugar Land, Texas, were spent as a percussionist for the Honors band, playing for churches, and in various rock bands. Attending the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts was the turning point in his musical career, presenting opportunities to perform in Canada, Hawaii, and locations across the U.S. Hamilton has recorded with two bands, even providing vocals for one, and playing in front of MTV's cameras with the other. Because of his devotion to drumming and music, Berklee was the only school he applied to.

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