Rafaela Gutierrez

Class of
Berklee College of Music

Pronouns Used: She/Her

Hometown: Quito, Ecuador

Principal Instrument: Voice

Majors: Music Business Management

Minor: Creative Entrepreneurship 

Languages Spoken (other than English): Spanish

Describe your favorite Berklee experience so far.

My favorite Berklee experience was my first jam. I have not experienced something like this before and it was a nice experience to live with my new friends.

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

I loved my Leadership and Ethics with Joseph Miglio because I learned more than expected. It was a class that left me thinking even outside class time. I was always very invested and excited to learn more.

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

My favorite part is that I am able to explore new beautiful and interesting places all the time. I can go a weekend to the aquarium, the Museum of Fine Arts, Quincy Market, and many other places in the same day or week. 

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

I would tell them to understand their objectives before picking Berklee and then speak to some undergrads to learn their experiences. 

Where is your favorite place on campus?

My favorite place on campus is the quiet lounge and the library. It is a nice quiet place to study and to work. 

Why did you choose Berklee?

I chose Berklee because of the experiences other people have shared, the environment, and the connections I was going to create. I felt like Berklee was going to be a supportive and open place for me to experiment, learn, and practice music and music business. 

What are your plans for after graduation?

I plan to move to California or Miami to work on the management or marketing side of the business.

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

I enjoy the team environment where we are all working to make a dream come true. Everyone brings new ideas, new perspectives, and feelings of excitement. We put in our all.

Where do you hope to perform this coming year?

I hope I can perform a lot with my friends in their caf shows and some BPC shows.

Your social media channel/web URL?

Instagram: @rafigp