There’s arguably no act in fashionable rock and metallic with deeper ties to the Berklee Faculty of Music than Dream Theater, given the varsity is the place electrical guitar participant John Petrucci, bassist John Myung and ex-drummer Mike Portnoy first fashioned the band as college students in 1985.
Now, in celebration of their 35th anniversary, Dream Theater have partnered with Berklee for the Dream Theater Scholarship Fund, which can present scholarship cash to scholar musicians in want.
The fund shall be headed by Berklee’s Mirek Vana, World Improvement Officer / Government Producer, and Dream Theater supervisor Frank Solomon.
Just lately, Petrucci and his spouse Rena, who accomplished an internet Superior Guitar Certificates (their son, Reny, graduated from Berklee in 2018), met with Berklee president Roger Brown to debate particulars of the scholarship.
Mentioned Brown, “Dream Theater has been an amazing affect on the progressive metallic scene, attaining worldwide success for his or her dedication to excellence in music.
“The Dream Theater t-shirt has been the preferred merchandise of attire on our campus for years, and plenty of college students have chosen to return to Berklee on account of the band’s legacy. We’re so appreciative of Dream Theater’s assist.
Along with Petrucci and Myung, present drummer Mike Mangini served as a drum professor at Berklee for 11 years earlier than becoming a member of Dream Theater in 2010.
Moreover, the band carried out with the Berklee Orchestra and Berklee Live performance Choir, with Berklee scholar Eren Basbug conducting and arranging, on the Boston Opera Home in 2014. That live performance was launched because the dwell album and video Breaking the Fourth Wall.
For extra info, head to Berklee.