Each spring semester, division deans, department chairs, assistant chairs, faculty, and staff nominate those students whom they feel best embody the musical and academic qualities we seek to promote within the four instructional divisions of the college.
These awards are the most prestigious the college offers, given that nominations are made by faculty within the student’s area of specialization. Each nomination is an endorsement of that student’s potential to become a leader in tomorrow’s music industry by many of those Berklee faculty who are leaders within the industry today. On behalf of the entire college community, congratulations to you, our distinguished students, in what is certain to be only one of your many outstanding achievements in the years to come. We wish you continued success.
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- Tomi Adekolawole (Sweetwater Sound Award)
- Chris Barrios (MP&E Academic Scholar Award)
- Rolf Bendik Gjervoldstad Johnsen (McDSP Award)
- William Bourassa Bennett (Gary Ogan Endowed Scholarship)
- Jia Cheng Chiam (Joseph Baptista Memorial Scholarship)
- Eric Dana (Mix Magazine TEC Award)
- Samuel Earick (Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship)
- Amelia Eisenhauer (Stacey Hye-Min Park Women's Memorial Fund Scholarship)
- Kari Estes (Robin Coxe-Yel Women in Audio Award)
- Deborah Fan (Dual EPD/MP&E Award)
- Nick Fiumefreddo (NARAS Award)
- Jannick Frampton (MP&E Production Award)
- Jessica Galinas (MP&E Creativity Scholar Award)
- Dominic Glaude (Christopher Yeoman Scholarship)
- Leah Gutman (Audio-Tecnica Award)
- Emily Hesler (Stacey Hye-Min Park Women's Memorial Fund Scholarship)
- Matt Ho (SONOS Award)
- Juaquim Pedro Laet de Almeida E. Silva (MP&E Multicultural Achievement Award)
- Katie Lague (Stacey Hye-Min Park Women's Memorial Fund Scholarship)
- Shuya Li (Share Award)
- Ksemya Mehra (MP&E Engineering Scholar Award)
- Rehan Jay Manickam (Telefunken Award)
- Rodrigo Martins (Storyk/Molho Family Scholarship)
- Tanir Morrison (Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship)
- Alexander Nielsen (Don Puluse Award)
- Hans Nordin (Audio-Technica Award)
- Benjamin Orlin (MP&E Creativity Scholar Award)
- Pedro Padilha (iZotope Award)
- Mallika Rangan (Stacey Hye-Min Park Women's Memorial Fund Scholarship)
- Isabel Rodriguez Siblesz (Stacey Hye-Min Park Women's Memorial Fund Scholarship)
- Annamarie Rosanio (Stacey Hye-Min Park Women's Memorial Fund Scholarship)
- Hannah Samuels (Shure Award)
- Joshua Sebek (Storyk/Molho Family Scholarship)
- D'Era Shack (Audio-Technica Award)
- Mohammed Zahzah (Sennheiser Award)
There are no photos available for the 2021 award recipients due to the virtual ceremony.
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See the photo album for 2019 award recipients.
Browse a list of award recipients from 2006–2018:
The Daniel Edge Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to recognize talented and deserving students majoring in music production and engineering, preferably a saxophonist, who is in their third or fourth year of study at Berklee College of Music.
The Mix magazine TEC Award is awarded annually to assist promising students majoring in music production and engineering at the college.
A fund established by Mix magazine in recognition of continuing MP&E majors and achievement in the audio field.
The Christopher Yeoman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of a former Berklee student, Christopher Yeoman, by his family. The scholarship is awarded to a percussion principal or music production and engineering major who demonstrates outstanding musical talent and has maintained an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0.
The NARAS Award, established by the Recording Academy, is awarded annually to continuing students for outstanding achievement in the music production and engineering major.
The Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 in memory of a former Berklee student, Yale Thompson, by his family. The Yale Thompson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to recognize an outstanding music production and engineering major.
Established by iZotope to recognize technical achievement and excellence in recording in an outstanding graduating MP&E senior.Recipient receives an iZotope plug-in suite.
The Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund is a permanent endowed trust established in 1991 with donations from friends of Boston stagehand Joseph Baptista. The scholarship is awarded annually to support continuing MP&E students with academic promise. Open to continuing MP&E students with demonstrated financial need and academic promise.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to an academically and financially deserving student pursuing multimedia coursework within the Professional Writing and Music Technology Division.
The Apogee Award was established by Apogee to recognize technical achievement and excellence in recording in an outstanding graduating MP&E senior. Recipient receives an Apogee audio interface.
The Audio-Technica award was established building on the firm belief and passion that high-quality audio should inspire and be accessible to all. Recipient receives an AT microphone.
The Robin Coxe-Yeldham Women in Audio Award is awarded annually to recognize and assist promising female students majoring in Music Production and Engineering at the College. Named after seminal and longtime MP&E faculty member Robin Coxe-Yeldham.
Determined by the Liberal Arts Department, this award goes to the student with highest cumulative liberal arts GPA.
Awarded to the senior-level student with the highest GPA in the major.
Awarded in recognition of outstanding creative achievement in the department.
Awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement as a music producer in the department.
Awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the department.
Awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement as a recording engineer in the department.
Awarded in recognition of a dual MP&E/EPD major who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in both departments.
The TDK Music Tech Award is awarded annually to musically and academically deserving students demonstrating outstanding achievement in the areas of music technology or performance.
Since 1979, Sweetwater Sound has been committed to "doing the right thing" for creators worldwide, and this belief is at the core of the company’s identity, ethics, and practice. The Sweetwater Sound Award was established to empower a creatively diverse and continuing cycle of outstanding engineers, producers, and music makers. Recipient receives a Sweetwater product certificate.
This award is designed to recognize outstanding musical and academic achievement by a dual music production and engineering and electronic production and design major (preference) or a single major within the Music Technology Division. Financial need demonstrated through submission of the appropriate documentation is also required to qualify. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for learning and sharing their knowledge with others and contribute positively to the Music Technology Division. Preference will be given to applicants in their junior or senior year who play bass (not required).
The Gary Ogan Scholarship has been established by Susan Ogan, mother of MP&E alumnus Greg Ogan '03, in memory of Susan's late husband, Gary. The scholarship is awarded annually to one outstanding music production and engineering student. The student must possess a 3.5 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least their sixth semester at Berklee.
Awarded in recognition of academic achievement, quality of work, and overall level of effort to make the most out of a degree from Berklee. Recipient receives a McDSP plug-in suite.
PWMTD Division Award
Awarded to an outstanding student in the MP&E or EPD department.
The Telefunken Award was established by Telefunken to recognize technical achievement and excellence in recording in an outstanding graduating MP&E senior. Recipient receives a Telefunken condenser microphone.
Awarded in recognition of "pushing forward music and technology, thinking outside the box, incorporating many genres of music into a project, or being an advocate of sharing/listening to music out loud." Recipient receives a SONOS music playback system.
Sponsored by KOI Audio, the KOI Award recognizes technical achievement in a graduating senior in MP&E.
Named for renowned CBS engineer Don Puluse, founding MP&E chair and music technology dean, in recognition of achievement as a student recording engineer in the department.
The Sennheiser Award was established by Sennheiser to recognize excellence in audio and its future in an outstanding graduating MP&E senior. While Berklee has been educating the future of audio, Sennheiser has been hard at work designing it and developing the tools for artists to use. Recipient receives a pair of award-winning Sennheiser headphones, which have become a go-to favorite for mastering engineers the world over; using them as a critical listening component;in the everyday life of a graduate would be commonplace.
The Shure Award was established to acknowledge and empower outstanding engineers, producers, and music makers whose work creates sound experiences that immerse and inspire. Recipient receives a Shure microphone.
The fund has been established in memory of former MP&E student, Stacey Hye-Min Park. The Stacey Hye-Min Park Memorial Scholarship for Women in MP&E is awarded to female MP&E majors who are academically deserving, demonstrate financial need, and have the potential to make a significant contribution to society through music.
Storyk/Molho Family Scholarship
The Storyk/Molho Family Scholarship was established by the families of Berklee MP&E graduates David and Ivan Molho and WSDG (Walters-Storyk Design Group) founding partner, John Storyk in memory of his father Les Storyk, a great believer in education and the arts. The scholarship supports academically and financially deserving students in their later semesters of study in the music production and engineering program.