Making the Connections That Count

“In Turkey, where I am from, music education is either classical or traditional Turkish music. I wasn’t sure I could make it here at Berklee but I think the hardest thing was simply saying goodbye to my parents. Of course, money is hard, too. In my first year, I had a sponsor; I’m hoping to get a scholarship that will enable me to stay.”

Some people think that Berklee students just play music all day. They couldn’t be more wrong. There are so many ways to get involved and grow as a person. In addition to working on a double major in contemporary writing and production (CWP) and film scoring, Esin Aydingoz is the CWP representative to the Student Government Association and also serves as a student ambassador, which enables her to interact with lots of alumni.

“My goal is to write music for Broadway and for Disney/Pixar movies. I am currently writing the score for a musical based on a Charles Dickens story; this opportunity came through one of my teachers. Everybody knows somebody here, so I’m trying to make as many connections as possible.”

Esin Aydingoz ’17
Dual contemporary writing and production/film scoring major and piano student