Meet the Admissions Team 

The undergraduate admissions staff is a vital part of the college community. In addition to selecting our student body, they also represent the very best of Berklee professionally and personally. And they are a fantastic resource for applicants! 

Reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, our staff members were once students like you. In fact, many of them are Berklee alumni. In the biographical profiles below, they share a little bit about themselves, their perspectives on Berklee, and their best advice for applying to the college.

Get to know our admissions staff by clicking the bios below. If you have questions, please contact us at

  • Dean of Admissions

    From Dublin, Ireland, Damien Bracken began his work at Berklee in the summer of 1986. He took a key leadership role in designing the college’s unique audition and interview (A&I) process and continues to innovate with the introduction of online auditions and interviews.

  • Campus Visits and Events Manager

    I am a singer-songwriter and tuba player from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. My Berklee journey began in 2014 when I graduated from Mohawk College, one of our partner schools in Hamilton, Ontario. Since then, I've had the pleasure of working with the best musicians from all around the world.

  • Assistant Director, Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment

    As a singer, songwriter, video game enthusiast, and anime aficionado, I strive to consistently meld music with other artistic media to tell stories. Working in collaborative spaces energizes me, and assisting others on their musical journey brings me huge amounts of joy.

  • Enrollment Officer

    I am a music educator, trumpeter, composer, and most of all I am passionate about helping people access music education at all levels. During my free time, I enjoy composing, hiking, or playing with my puppy, Scout.

  • Assistant Director of Admissions

    As an admissions professional, Emanuel Cruz aims to bring my enthusiasm for education and the arts to help students discover their paths and unlock their voices as emerging professionals!

  • Assistant Director of Admissions

    I am a musician, composer, educator, and recruitment expert whose career on the international music scene and in higher education spans 25 years. I graduated from Berklee College of Music summa cum laude as a jazz performer and spent 15 years in New York City as a jazz musician and educator.

  • Associate Director of Admissions

    I have been working at Berklee for many, many years, first in the Office of the Registrar and now in Admissions, so I have extensive knowledge of curriculum, majors, policies, and the admissions process.

  • Assistant Dean of Admissions, Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment

    Providing access and opportunity to underrepresented and underserved communities is my jam. My motto is "don't tell yourself no, let other people tell you no, and then don't take no for an answer."

  • Manager of Enrollment Operations

    I’ve been writing, arranging, and performing music for solo acoustic guitar in Boston for over 10 years. When I joined the Berklee community in 2017, I found a creative environment unlike any other in the world.

  • Assistant Director of Admissions

    I am a bass clarinetist, educator, and higher education professional raised in Colorado. I've taught everything from first grade music to collegiate marching band, and I am passionate about creating the most inclusive spaces for students of every background and experience.

  • Enrollment Officer

    I am very excited to be back in the Berklee community where I spent five years as a student, and looking forward to helping prospective and entering students by sharing my knowledge and experience as an artist.

  • Enrollment Officer

    I am a composer, improvisor, and trumpet player who is passionate about helping musicians realize their path. As a performer I have a background in Western classical music, world music, and jazz, but I have a particular interest in improvisation-based music, including avant-jazz and free improvisation.