City Music Scholar Reflects on NAMM Experience

Robert Gould is a City Music Scholar from Little Five Points Music Center in Atlanta, GA, and is currently studying at Berklee College of Music.

The opportunity to perform and receive hands on mentorship by George Clinton, Moby, and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus crew was an amazing experience to say the least. George Clinton at the forefront of creativity and individuality as a musician mixed with the high level technological advancements and concepts the John Lennon Bus and Moby bought to the experience made this opportunity a life changing musical adventure I will never forget. The ability to be surrounded by music in all directions in the atmosphere set by the NAMM Conference in California made this musical encounter a surreal moment.

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As musicians and contemporary music students at Berklee College Of Music, we often are searching for innovation and desiring to be at the helm of what will mold and set a new dawn of music for our generation to enjoy. This opportunity yielded to me by Berklee City Music allowed me to see that in order to be innovative in this era we must seek for the foundations laid by George Clinton, Moby, and John Lennon who were and are all men who faced music with fearless tenacity and zeal. Creativity and technology are at the forefront of this new dawn of the entertainment industry we are entering into. This purpose driven experience connecting education, recording, and technology has exposed my mind, enriched my soul, and fueled my determination for success through my artistry. I am so honored to be an ambassador for the Berklee City Music Program.

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Dean’s Set List: Robert Gould, John Michael Bradford, and Hunter Burgamy

This month’s episode of the Dean’s Set List features Robert Gould from Little 5 Points Music Center in Atlanta, and John Michael Bradford and Hunter Burgamy both from Tipitina’s Foundation in New Orleans performing  Georgia on My Mind by  Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell and made famous by Ray Charles.

Robert Gould is a current student at Berklee College of Music who received a full-tuition scholarship from Berklee City Music in 2012.  John Michael Bradford and Hunter Burgamy were both City Music Summer Scholars in 2013, where Hunter received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music and is currently in his first semester.  John Michael is currently a junior in high school and received a $20,000 scholarship from the college during the 2013 Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

To learn more about the Dean’s Set List please visit our previous post.

Signature Music Series: Music of Quincy Jones

Congratulations, Robert!  Here are photos of Robert with Patti Austin, Siedah Garret, Rob Rose, and ensemble.  Nice red tux!

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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

Event details here: