Gordon Laurencell

Class of
Berklee College of Music

Pronouns Used: He/Him/His

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Principal Instrument: Drums

Majors: Professional Music (Concentration in Performance, Production, and Music Business)

Minor: Creative Entrepreneurship 

Describe your favorite Berklee experience so far.

My favorite Berklee experience so far was definitely when Grandmaster Flash gave a lecture in the BPC! It was incredible. I was even able to ask him a question! It’s an experience I will never forget.

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

​​One of my favorite classes was Harmony with Amy Bellamy. She created such a fun interactive atmosphere for a topic that was so daunting to me. I found harmony to be extremely useful throughout my Berklee education.

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

My favorite part about studying and living in Boston is that there’s a setting for every occasion. If you need a quiet walk to clear your head, the Charles is down Mass Ave. If you are looking for an active music environment, someone is always playing in the area. Everything is a T stop away!

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

If I were to give someone applying to Berklee College of Music or Boston Conservatory at Berklee any advice, it would be to fully commit to being themselves. The best part of Berklee is the unique community, and the best part about you is you!  

Where is your favorite place on campus?

I always find comfort in saying hi to the people working at Cafe 24 and 939. They're always so kind!

Why did you choose Berklee?

I chose Berklee because I wanted a well-rounded and diverse education in music.

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

​​Being involved in live shows at Berklee, I have enjoyed meeting people the most! It's great to play with friends and potential friends.

Where do you hope to perform this coming year?

This upcoming year, I’m hoping to play in the BPC and explore more Berklee studios! 

Your social media channel/web URL?

Instagram: @gordon_laurencell