Jaclyn Gonzales

Class of
Berklee College of Music

Pronouns Used: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Naperville, Illinois

Principal Instrument: Voice

Majors: Music Therapy

Minor: Psychology

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish

Describe your favorite Berklee experience so far.

Studying abroad!!

When you think about your favorite class so far, what is one example of why you enjoyed it?

I enjoyed it so much because of the amazing teacher. She was always so engaging and cared about us all in the classroom and outside of it.

What is your favorite part about studying and living in Boston? 

I haven't lived in Boston yet because I did my first year abroad.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone applying to Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee?

To have an idea of some of the majors they're interested in and to have done some research about what Berklee offers to be sure that it is going to be the perfect fit for them.

Where is your favorite place on campus?

I haven't studied at the Boston Campus yet, but in Spain, it was the park behind the Palau. 

Why did you choose Berklee?

I knew that I wanted to do music therapy and Berklee has one of the best programs for that. 

What are your plans for after graduation?

I hope to work with kids with disabilities either in a school or in a hospital setting. 

What have you enjoyed most about the live shows you’ve been involved in at Berklee?

I have done a couple performances, and I think I enjoy the community surrounding it. Whenever I performed, my friends and classmates would come to support and I would do the same with them. It always just created a positive and supportive environment. 

Where do you hope to perform this coming year?

I'm not really sure! Once I get to know the Boston area a bit better, I think I'll have a better idea. 

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