Lives Changed

Thanks to the support of our amazing community of donors, our students are able to follow their dreams and pursue a world-class education at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Hear from a few of those students whose lives were changed thanks to donors like you.

Adrian Ruiz (B.F.A. '23, dance)

Adrian Ruiz

“The Conservatory has changed me to be the best dancer I can possibly be. For once I actually feel like I can be myself and no one here can judge me. They always want you to be the best person you can and they make it so comfortable for you to do that.”

Gioia Gedicks (B.M. '21, violin)

“This scholarship has changed my life in that it allowed me to pursue something that I was really passionate about and gave me a host of wonderful opportunities that I would not have had without it.”

Francesca Mehrotra (M.M. ’21, opera performance)

“I have made some of the best friends of my life here at the Conservatory and there is just a great spirit of we’re here to do this because we love it and we’re here to do this because it connects us with other people. It comes from a really authentic, passionate place.”

Eoin Clark (M.M. ’21, collaborative piano)

“I was so thankful to receive a scholarship, it really altered and changed the trajectory of my life. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to come to the Conservatory and pursue this dream that I’ve had ever since I was 5 years old.”

Aaron Patterson (B.F.A. ’21, musical theater)

Aaron Patterson

“Scholarship is so important. It allowed me to go to Boston Conservatory, which gave me so much longevity. I feel like I can sing at 60 now because of what I’ve learned here. I feel like I can keep the fire burning and I feel like I can create. I feel ready."