Alumni and Careers

Piano Performance Alumni

Many Berklee alumni have gone on to successful piano performance careers. Below, learn about a small sample of them.

Alumni
Pianist, Composer, Music Director, Conductor
Class of 2005 (Piano)

Cian McCarthy’s claim to fame may be that he was once the youngest conductor on Broadway, but his future is likely to hold many more accolades. This composer, conductor, music director, and pianist has had a hand in some of the most successful, award-winning Broadway shows of the past decade, including In the Heights, The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, and Hamilton.

Alumni
Pianist, Music Educator
Class of 2010 (Piano)

Jiri Nedoma has been playing the piano since the age of 5. Born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, he came to Boston to study at Berklee after getting a degree at Prague’s Conservatory of Jaroslav Jezek. He focused on classical music and jazz while attending the conservatory and simultaneously performed with the Czech Radio Big Band, giving him the opportunity to share stages across Europe with many types of musicians. 

Careers in Performance

Just as no two pianists are the same, there is not just one career path open to Berklee piano students. Some of the careers our piano performance students and alumni have advanced include:
  • Performing/Recording Artist
  • Instrumental Soloist
  • Session Musician
  • General Business Musician
  • Orchestra/Group Member
  • Floor Show Band
  • Theater Musician
  • Church Musician
  • Product Demonstrator

Some piano students also choose to pursue non-performance-based careers. For a more detailed look at the wide spectrum of careers that Berklee alumni enjoy, please explore our Careers page.