Group photo

Last Tuesday, 8/6/13, the Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert was held at the Berklee Performance Center.  The concert was a huge success as 106 talented youth from across the Network took the stage to sing and perform at the final event of the Berklee College of Music’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program.  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 hosted the event and said, “Connecting with an audience through your voice and performance is something that I’ve always believed is key to success. These students have shown me just that, and I’m thankful to have the opportunity to work with Berklee City Music this year.”

Kiki Haynes MCA

That evening, 17 students were awarded full-tuition scholarships for study at Berklee College of Music, beginning fall 2013.  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; and Dr. Krystal Banfield, Dean of Berklee City Music.

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