Harold Rivas

Class of
Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Pronouns Used: He/Him/His

Hometown: Hialeah, Florida

Major: Percussion Performance

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish

Describe your favorite Berklee experience so far.

My favorite Berklee experience so far has been the opportunity to perform and record with ensembles.

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

It's hard to choose a favorite class (they're all awesome), but I really enjoyed Psychology of Music because we learned about the science of music's healing powers, and this has inspired me to pursue studies and a career in music therapy.

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

I have yet to really experience living in Boston, but I am excited to do so this year.

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

Always have confidence in your potential, and offer the very best of yourself.

Where is your favorite place on campus?

Boston Conservatory's Ipswich [Street] building.

Why did you choose Berklee?

I had heard of Berklee since I was a young boy, and I knew I wanted to attend an institution where I would be challenged to become a more versatile musician and citizen.

What are your plans for after graduation?

My plans are to pursue my graduate studies in orchestral conducting and music therapy as I continue advancing in my artistic career.

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

I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to connect with fellow people through music.

Where do you hope to perform this coming year?

Anywhere in Boston, New England, the U.S., or even the world!

Your social media channel/web URL?

Instagram: @haroldrivasmusicfilm