Danielle Angeloni is a vocalist studying at Berklee’s Valencia campus for her final semesters at Berklee. Her passion for performing live music is fueled by experiencing new sounds and cultures. Danielle works to incorporate what she learns from other cultures with her foundation in Jazz/Alternative/Rock music. When she is not singing, writing, recording, or performing she loves to hike, yoga, meet new people/places in Spain, and “nerd out” at historical monuments (as you will find by following this blog)!
Stefano Melillo Melendez , from Caracas Venezuela, is a seventh semester student at Berklee, majoring in Music Business and Contemporary Writing and Production and his principle instrument is violin.
Stefano Melillo Meléndez, de Caracas Venezuela, en su séptimo semestre estudia Music Business y Contemporary Writing and Production y su instrumento principal es el violín.
Bill Banfield is a professor of Africana studies/music and society and director of the Center for Africana Studies and programs at Berklee. An award-winning composer, jazz guitarist, recording artist, and public radio show host, he has authored five books for Scarecrow Press on music, arts, cultural criticism, and history.
Trevor Cheitlin was drawn from his hometown of Berkeley and thrown into the depths of Berklee, unsure of what to expect, or how to correctly spell Berkl(e)le[e](y). The newly christened professional music major soon stumbled upon a job in the Communications Office, while continuing to sing, film, and write on the side. When he’s not building (and subsequently tearing down) imaginary worlds, Trevor can be found wandering the mean streets of Boston (or, you know, staying home and embracing his laziness), listening to reggae music, and wishing that summer would just come already. He’s not really sure what he wants to do with his life yet, but that’s just part of the journey, isn’t it? Isn’t it?!
Daisy Chen is a voice principal at Berklee, with a dual major in performance and music business and a minor in drama who is studying voice with renowned voice professor Donna McElroy. She earned first prize in a voice competition at the Shanghai Student Art Festival in 2008, and started high school in the United States her sophomore year in Arizona. Daisy was accepted by Berklee, Musicians Institute, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She is the founder and first president of Berklee’s Chinese Student Association; founder/president of the Asian Music Production Club at Berklee; and held and directed the first Lunar New Year concert at the Berklee Performance Center in 2013, which drew an audience of about 1,000. Daisy has worked as Berklee’s Chinese admissions online student ambassador since 2012. She has been invited to perform at all kinds of events among colleges in the Boston area and had lead acting roles in a couple of short movies. Student ambassador at Neiman Marcus, Daisy held the first Chinese boarding student’s exclusive event in May, 2013. She also sometimes models for events around Boston.
现就读于波⼠顿伯克利音乐学院声乐系, 主修表演与音乐商务双专业,辅修戏剧表演, 师从伯克利著名声乐教授Donna Mcelory。曾获2008上海市学⽣艺术节声乐金奖,
Kate Fogler is an eighth semester student at Berklee, majoring in music business/management and her principle instrument is trombone. In the summer of 2013, Kate founded a promotion company in Boston, organizing shows for fellow Berklee students at local venues. She is now in Berlin, Germany, completing an internship at an all-women startup in the field of live music event discovery. Check Kate out on LinkedIn. Also check out Frestyl and its Tumblr page.
Susan Gedutis Lindsay is associate director for instructional design at Berklee and editor of Massachusetts Music News, the journal of the Massachusetts Music Education Association, a state chapter of the National Association for Music Education. She has taught music fundamentals, music appreciation, and the history of American popular music and jazz at Bridgewater State University, and has edited more than 100 educational books and online music courses for several publishers, including Berklee Press, Berklee Online, Meredith Music, and Backbeat Books. She is author of See You at the Hall: Boston’s Golden Era of Music and Dance (University Press of New England, 2004) and for many years was the Irish music critic for the newspaper the Boston Irish Reporter. She performs regularly on alto and baritone saxophone, as well as Irish flute and whistle, and earned her BA in music from Hampshire College and MA in ethnomusicology from Tufts University.
Hollis Mugford is a sixth semester Professional Music major at Berklee. She is a pop, R&B, and country singer from Virginia. Her passion for writing and travel have inspired her to share her experiences and thoughts with the Berklee community and beyond as she embarks on her first semester abroad in Valencia, Spain.
Yoshie Nakayama, from Tokyo, is a Contemporary Writing and Production major, trombone principal student. She studies arranging, recording/mixing with ProTools, and vocal ensemble. She graduated Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo with bachelor of music from Music Education major, Music Education minor. She has license of teaching music in japanese Junior high/high school.
中山義恵、東京出身、Contemporary Writing and Production専攻、主楽器はトロンボーン。編曲、ProToolsを使ったレコーディングやミキシングやボーカルアンサンブルを学んでいる。国立音楽大学音楽教育学科音楽教育専攻を卒業し、音楽学士と中学・高等学校の音楽教員免許取得。
Kárenly Nieves is a singer, writer and food and lifestyle blogger from Hormigueros/Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. She was the winner of the “Outstanding Vocalist Award” in the Berklee in Puerto Rico program in 2012. She had been a worship music leader for most of her younger years and had formed part of choirs and stage bands from elementary school through college including the ELMERA’s Stage Band and Symphony Orchestra and the University of Puerto Rico’s Corium Canticus prior to staring at Berklee. Currently, in her third semester, she is focusing on achieving a dual major in Music Business & Management and Music Therapy. Thanks to Puerto Rico’s BIN associated school Conservatorio de Artes del Caribe, Kárenly has been able to develop a stronger passion for creating extensive repertoire while remaining loyal to her culture and roots. This has helped her find opportunities with bands such as the 427 Flavah Factory and the Ibetnia project, experience ensembles such as the Berklee Indian Ensemble and gigs around the country with Berklee students and friends.
Kárenly Nieves es una cantate, escritora y una bloggista de comida. Nacida en Hormiguesros/Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, ella fue la ganadora de “Outstanding Vocalist Award” en el programa de Berklee en Puerto Rico en el 2012. Ella fue la lider de un grupo de alabanza y ha formado parte de coros y bandas desde temprana edad, incluyendo la banda de ELMERA y la Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Puerto Rico “Corium Canticus.” Ya en su tercer semestre en Berklee, Kárenly está estudiando Music Business & Management y Terapia Musical. Gracias al Conservatorio de Artes del Caribe en Puerto Rico, quien forma parte del Berklee International Network, Kárenly ha tenido la oportunidad de desarrollar una pasión más grande por crear música relacionada a su cultura y origen. Esto le ha ayudado a encontrar oportunidades con bandas como 427 Flavah Factory y Ibetnia Project, también con el ensamble de Berklee Indian Ensemble y shows en todo Estados Unidos junto a alumnos y profesores de Berklee.
Justin Poon is a fifth-semester student at Berklee studying performance and electronic production and design. Justin grew up in Toronto, Canada (je parle francais, sometimes!), where he was raised by rock, hip-hop, and jazz, but eventually became very passionate of all styles in between. Justin is a seasoned performing guitarist, but explores the world of composition as well as the study of the arts as a whole and tastemaking. Justin also dabbles with the electric bass, drums, piano, tenor saxophone, and the turntable. As a founding member of Affiliated Gallery, a creative design group based in Toronto, Justin is involved in film scoring and sound design for motion pictures, apps, and other media. He is also involved in producing for singers and hip-hop artists wherever he can find them. Justin is an avid computer gamer; on any given night you can catch him playing Starcraft II, Counterstrike, or Diablo III.
Vinícius Cavalieri de Sá Coutinho, born in São Paulo on March 8, 1992, is a Brazilian guitarist and composer. He bought his first guitar at age 13; until then he had also studied bass and flute too, but the guitar became his main instrument, and he knew he would be a life-long musician. Vinicius grew up with his cousins, who were professional musicians, and was always fascinated by rock music. His cousins had a huge influence on his musical taste, showing him bands like Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, among other progressive rock and jazz. After graduating high school, Vinicius went to college for Music Production and technology and studied there for two years, graduating in 2012. Soon after this course, Vinicius auditioned for Berklee College of Music, where he currently studies film scoring and guitar.
Vinícius comprou sua primeira guitarra aos 13 anos de idade. Até então teve aulas de contrabaixo e flauta também, mas a guitarra tornou-se seu principal instrumento, e ele sabia que iria ser um músico e viver disso. Vinícius cresceu com seus primos, que já estavam músicos profissionais, e sempre foi fascinado por Rock. Seus primos tiveram uma enorme influência em seu gosto musical, mostrando-lhe bandas como Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, entre outras bandas de rock progressivo e jazz. Após se formar no colegial, Vinícius entrou para a faculdade de Produção Musical e tecnologia e estudou lá por 2 anos, se formando em 2012. Logo após este curso,Vinícius fez a audição para Berklee College Of Music e foi aceito. Hoje em dia, Vinícius estuda Film Scoring e guitarra na Berklee.
Alper Tuzcu is a third semester student at Berklee currently studying abroad in Valencia, Spain. Originally from Istanbul, the city literally at the intersection at Asia and Europe, he spent his entire childhood/youth going back and forth between two continents everyday. Influenced by the cultural diversity of the city, Alper has been a singer-songwriter for more than 12 years. After high school, Alper moved to United States to study at Denison University in 2007, where he majored in economics. After graduating in 2011, he worked for a year in an advertising agency in Istanbul. His first EP, I, was released and his interdisciplinary project, Istanbul: Music and the City—20 Songs, 20 Stories, 20 Places, was published in the iTunes Bookstore. In 2012, he received a scholarship at Umbria Jazz Festival 2012 in Perugia, Italy and in 2013 he started studying at Berklee.
Pablo A. Yescas, from Nogales Sonora Mexico, studies Professional Music with electric bass as his principal instrument. His interests in music is to perform with artists and know the world with his bass as a companion. Yescas has a bachelors degree in economics issued by ITESM University (Monterrey, Mexico) and experience working in digital marketing. Throughout the years he has participated in various projects that such as social event bands, pop/rock ensembles, musical theater, and session recordings. In 2014 he decided to begin his studies in music at Berklee and works at the Global Initiatives Office.
Pablo A. Yescas, de Nogales Sonora México, estudia Profesional Music acompañado de su bajo eléctrico como instrumento principal. Su interés en la música es llegar a presentarse con artistas y conocer el mundo a través de la música. Cuenta con una licenciatura en economía por parte del ITESM (Monterrey, México) y experiencia en marketing digital. A lo largo de los años, Pablo ha participado en proyectos que van desde bandas de eventos sociales, ensambles universitarios, teatro musical y sesiones de grabación. En el 2014 decidió comenzar sus estudios musicales en Berklee y trabaja en las oficinas de Global Initiatives de esta misma institución.