This past Tuesday, August 6 at 7:30pm the Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert was held at the Berklee Performance Center.
As the culmination of the Berklee Summer 5 Week Performance Program, the Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert gave students the opportunity to showcase their musical talents. With performances ranging from rock, pop, and jazz to hip-hop and R&B, students had the audience mesmerized. Along with exceptional instrumentation, vocals, and choreography, students exuded the confidence of professional artists.
Actress, Kiki Haynes kept the atmosphere relaxed and humorous throughout the night as she hosted the event. Her charisma and sense of humor carried the audience through the most intense point of the concert: the scholarship award announcements.
17 Four-year full-tuition scholarships to Berklee College of Music were awarded to City Music Seniors who excelled in both music and academics and demonstrated a commitment to their communities. Scholarships were awarded by Roger H. Brown, President of Berklee College of Music; J. Curtis Warner, Jr., Executive Director of Berklee City Music and Associate Vice President for Education Outreach; Dr. Krystal Banfield, Dean of Berklee City Music; and Kiki Haynes.
Scholarship award winners represented nine of our Network sites:
- The Roots of Music
- Nicole Anderson
- Tipitina’s Foundation
- Hunter Burgamy
- Darryl Staves, Jr.
- Raymond Weber Jr.
- City Music Boston
- Faraday Fontimus
- Donovan McLean
- Daniel Whitelock
- Stax Music Academy
- Tangela Mathis
- Andrew McNeil
- The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts
- Daniel Moreno
- Michael Wooten
- East Bay Performing Arts Center
- Henry Oyekanmi
- Boys and Girls Harbor Conservatory
- Erika Parra
- Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School
- Corinne Savage
- Ciara Ventura
- Heather Worden
- The Phoenix Conservatory of Music
- Ahmari Underwood
The night ended on an inspirational note when the Choir, directed by Nichelle Mungo, sang “Hello Fear” by Kirk Franklin and “Let Love Awaken” by Planet Shakers.