Daniel Davila

Class of

Pronouns Used: He/Him/His

Hometown: Peru

Principal Instrument: Piano

Majors: Music Business and Electronic Production and Engineering

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish



Describe your favorite Berklee experience so far.

Before I decided to study music as a professional, I played just for fun. I thought I was good enough to take it seriously until I found a TED talk from Victor Wooten called "Music as a Language." That truly transformed my perspective and, ultimately, my life. Several years down the road, I found myself enrolled at Berklee, and to my astonishment, I received an email offering us classes with him. I was shocked, I went to the class, talked to him, and the rest is history...

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

One of my favorite classes has been Record Company Operations. In this course we were presented with, for the first time ever, a real contract between a record label and an artist. Honestly, I found it very interesting learning how everything functions besides the performance and artistic area.

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

What I find most captivating about studying and residing in Boston is the incredible opportunity to engage with both fellow students and esteemed professors hailing from renowned institutions like Harvard, MIT, and Boston College.

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

Have faith in yourself and your music. Attempting to imitate others because you believe their art has greater value is a huge mistake. There is no "better" art; the best one is the truly honest one.

Where is your favorite place on campus?

The caf, in Mass 160.

Why did you choose Berklee?

I choose Berklee because it provides me with the unique opportunity to connect with highly skilled musicians from diverse corners of the globe, thus allowing a rich environment for cultural learning and exchange. Moreover, Berklee stands out as one of the best institutions for contemporary music education, seamlessly combining traditional elements with modern tech aspects of the musical landscape.

What are your plans for after graduation?

Upon my graduation in the summer, I am enthusiastic about the prospect of joining a company that combines new technologies with copyright solutions for artists in Los Angeles or Miami.

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

The proficiency of the musicians and the passion that every one of them leaves on stage.

Where do you hope to perform this coming year?

I am willing to perform for Idolos Latinos at Berklee.

Your social media channel/web URL?

Instagram: @imdanyzare