Berklee City Music Awards Seven Full-Tuition Scholarships

Tori Donahue
August 6, 2020
Press release

The City Music program celebrated this year's scholarship recipients with a virtual ceremony and concert on Tuesday, August 11.

Image by Dave Green

Seven young musicians from Boston and across the United States have been awarded four-year, full-tuition scholarships to attend Berklee College of Music. Scholarship recipients were all participants in Berklee City Music, a nonprofit program that delivers high-quality contemporary music education to youth from underserved communities at no or low cost. The Berklee City Music Network is an association of 47 community organizations that serve more than 53,000 students in the United States, Canada, and Latin America each year. Since its inception, Berklee City Music has awarded 273 four-year, full-tuition scholarships totaling more than $20 million. 

The following Berklee City Music students received four-year, full-tuition scholarships: 

  • Toj’Mere Cordy, Camden, New Jersey
  • Sebastian Medina, Hyde Park, Massachusetts
  • David Nkrumah, Antioch, Tennessee
  • Nayelly Rodriguez Baez, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Vance Spina, Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Shantel Teixeira, Dorchester, Massachusetts

2020 City Music J. Curtis Warner Jr. Scholarship recipient: 

  • Kayla Arthur, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Berklee City Music celebrated the scholarship recipients in a virtual ceremony and concert on Tuesday, August 11. The scholarship presentation and concert took place at the end of Berklee's Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive program, with 60 students attending the program on Berklee City Music Summer Scholarships. 

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