The Dean’s Set List features students from around the Berklee City Music Network performing in the office of our Dean, Dr. Krystal Banfield. In order for a student to be selected they must fulfill certain criteria pertaining to their academic standing, Berklee City Music standing, involvement in their community, and musicianship. It is a musical Dean’s List.
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Last week, 107 Berklee City Music Boston and Network students participating in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program took the stage of the Berklee Performance Center for the Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert. The young musicians showcased the skills that they honed throughout the program in Instrumental and Vocal Jazz, Big Band, Pop/Rock, Pop/R&B, and Choral Ensembles under the direction of Berklee College of Music professors Bobby Gallegos, Alonzo Harris, Nichelle Mungo, George W. Russell, Mike Tucker, and Marty Walsh.
At the end of program, Emcee Kiki Haynes (Actress, Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse) and Walter McCarty (Assistant Coach, Boston Celtics) joined Berklee President Roger Brown, Associate Vice President for Education Outreach and Executive Director of Berklee City Music J. Curtis Warner Jr., and Dean of City Music Dr. Krystal Banfield to present 18 Berklee City Music Network Students with full-tuition scholarships to attend Berklee this Fall.
While on our site visit to Little 5 Points Music Center we took a few minutes with Phil Sims, the Director of Community Music Centers of Atlanta, to walk around the Little 5 Points neighborhood. We learned that Little 5 Points Music Center is situated in an active arts community, with theaters and venues that bring in national and local acts. A few blocks up in either direction are Aura Coffee and 7 Stages, venues where students have performed. Students have also performed at:
Congratulations, Robert! Here are photos of Robert with Patti Austin, Siedah Garret, Rob Rose, and ensemble. Nice red tux!
City Music Student and Berklee freshman, Robert Gould (from Little 5 Points Music Center, Atlanta) has been selected to be a part of Berklee’s Quincy Jones Tribute. As one of 12 vocalists chosen to be a part of this great event, Robert will be singing In The Heat Of The Night by Ray Charles with guest artists Patti Austin and Siedah Garret.
Come out and support our rising star as he pays tribute to a legend!
Sunday, February 24, 2013 – 7:30pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA, 02115