XiaoZheng Wu

Class of
Berklee College of Music

Pronouns Used: He/Him

Hometown: Singapore

Principal Instrument: Piano

Major: Contemporary Writing and Production

Languages Spoken (other than English): Chinese

Describe your favorite Berklee experience so far.

I don't think I can really say much, due to the remote experience, but I have to commend Berklee for doing a great job with remote learning, as it did exceed my expectations.

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

My favorite class so far would be Sequencing and Production Techniques, because it allowed me to learn skills for DAWs [digital audio workstations] that I had always wanted to learn. It also allows students to unleash their creativity to compose and arrange music in their free will.

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

I have yet to experience Boston as a college student, but I can guess from the Five-Week experience that Boston is a rather safe and nice city to live in, and that it's also surrounded by many universities and a community rich with student life.

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

I would say it's good that you are making a decision to pursue your dream of music; now, be ready to show your talent. Don't be afraid and overprepare. Be confident and ready; it will be enough for you to open your doors to Berklee.

Where is your favorite place on campus?

I really love the cafeteria...it also allows performances.

Why did you choose Berklee?

In high school...I decided to try out for the Five-Week summer program at Berklee. It worked out quite well and proved that it was the experience I wanted to have in the future, which led to my decision to choose Berklee for my undergraduate studies.

What are your plans for after graduation?

To be honest, I don't have something set in stone. It really depends on what I meet in the coming three years that will decide my path in the future.

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

I have yet to perform in college, but I did enjoy the Five-Week performances opportunities at the end of the course.

Where do you hope to perform this coming year?

I have had little performance opportunities, so anywhere on campus or off campus would be a dream.