Isaac Tardy

Class of
Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Pronouns Used: He/Him/His

Hometown: Pittsfield, Maine

Major: Musical Theater

Describe your favorite Berklee experience so far.

So far my favorite Berklee experience would have to be my first day of in-person classes post-pandemic. Seeing and working with my peers in a physical space for the first time was a transformative experience I will never forget.

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

The connections our teachers make with us as students is unlike anything I have ever experienced. Being pushed and encouraged to take risks is an amazing feeling. From my first day on campus to now, the faculty always manage to make an impact.

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

The connection the Conservatory has with surrounding professional theater companies sets me up for success. I am able to make connections with professionals and mentors that I couldn't anywhere else.

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

Honestly, I live by a motto my friend Marshall Mabry once shared with me: Lead with joy and leave every room brighter than you found it. If you strive to do that, everything else will fall into place.

Where is your favorite place on campus?

One of the best parts of Boston Conservatory is that it isn't a closed campus. You walk out your front door and you are in the city. My favorite place to hang and do homework is the Boston Public Gardens.

Why did you choose Berklee?

The moment I walked through the door I knew Boston Conservatory was meant for me. The community is like one big family. We strive to support and uplift each other in every moment. That is a community I want to grow, develop, and strive in.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I am very interested in financial business and it's intersection with musical theater. Through my performance training and administrative skill building, I would like to pursue a career in producing or arts administration.

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

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, I have been unable to participate in any live shows. I was able to be a part of some virtual productions directed and organized by students. The initiative, drive, and compassion in every student at Boston Conservatory makes the ideal collaborative experience.

Where do you hope to perform this coming year?

I would love to perform at the Conservatory. I am very excited for recitals and student work that the Conservatory has to offer.

Your social media channel/web URL

Instagram: @isaac_tardy