Student Features

Student Features

Alumni Perspective with Jen O’Shea

Jen O'Shea

Jen O’Shea is a graduate of the Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Massachusetts and is currently a Music Education major at Berklee. A clarinet player, she attended the High School Jazz Festival 2008 as a senior, where her band placed second in their division.

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John Sturms wins Inaugural Pomeroy Award

Herb Pomeroy Award

Berklee College of Music is pleased to introduce the First Annual Herb Pomeroy Jazz Composition & Arranging Contest winner, John Sturm.

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HSJF Alum Jack Fitzgerald shares a “Music Experience”

Jack Fitzgerald

Canton High School graduate & Berklee student Jack Fitzgerald’s “Summer Music Experience”

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Alumni Perspective with Ben Roberts

Ben Roberts

Berkleejazz.org talked to Ben Roberts, a current Berklee student majoring in Piano Composition and a four-time alum of the High School Jazz Festival with Lexington High School in Massachusetts. Ben won MVP honors in his combo and was awarded the Outstanding Musicianship Award in his senior year.

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Solid Foundation

Solid Foundation

The sun was shining through the huge Hynes Convention Center window behind the Woodstock Academy Jazz Band performing in room 206. Sophomore Percussionist Evan Dauphinais, donning a black fedora, was laying down the beat. Two days before the Festival, when other competitors were practicing, packing, and posting to their facebook pages, Evan was undergoing chemotherapy at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to treat his Hodgkins Lymphoma.

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          February 10, 2018