Berklee College Of Music Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Berklee College Of Music. The list includes people like Quincy Jones, John Mayer, Charlie Puth, Sofia Boutella & Melissa Etheridge. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as musicians, singers, film & theater personalities, dancers and media personalities etc.
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 1 
Quincy Jones
(Musician and Second Most Oscar-Nominated African American)
Quincy Jones
30
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 2 
Steven Tyler
(Lead Singer of the Rock Band 'Aerosmith')
Steven Tyler
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, United States
 3 
Sofia Boutella
(Algerian Actress and Dancer Known for Her Films: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and ‘Atomic Blonde’)
Sofia Boutella
33
Birthdate: April 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bab El Oued, Algeria
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 4 
Charlie Puth
(Singer-songwriter)
Charlie Puth
40
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rumson, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
Meghan Trainor
(Pop Singer-songwriter Known for her Debut Single 'All About That Bass')
Meghan Trainor
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 6 
Trey Parker
16
Birthdate: October 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Conifer, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 7 
Steve Vai
(Guitarist, Composer and Songwriter Best Known for His Albums 'Flex-Able' and 'Passion and Warfare')
Steve Vai
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Carle Place, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Eric Andre
(Actor)
Eric Andre
9
Birthdate: April 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Diana Krall
(Jazz Pianist)
Diana Krall
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nanaimo, British Columbia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Catriona Gray
(Winner of Miss Universe 2018)
Catriona Gray
18
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cairns, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
St. Vincent
(Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was a member of the Polyphonic Spree as well as a collaborator with Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, and Kid Cudi)
St. Vincent
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
 12 
Ann Cusack
(Actress)
Ann Cusack
7
Birthdate: May 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Donald Fagen
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist)
Donald Fagen
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Wyclef Jean
(Haitian Rapper Who is a Member of the New Jersey Hip Hop group 'Fugees')
Wyclef Jean
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Melissa Etheridge
(Singer-songwriter)
Melissa Etheridge
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Mj Rodriguez
(Actress)
Mj Rodriguez
5
Birthdate: January 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 17 
Ramin Djawadi
(Composer known for his scores for the 2008 Marvel film Iron Man and the HBO series Game of Thrones, for which he was nominated for Grammy Awards in 2009, 2018 and 2020)
Ramin Djawadi
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Duisburg, Germany
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Aimee Mann
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Academy Award Winning Soundtrack for the Film 'Magnolia')
Aimee Mann
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 19 
Bruce Randall Hornsby
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 20 
Mike Portnoy
(Drummer, Musician, Singer, Record producer, Composer)
Mike Portnoy
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Long Beach
 21 
Tiwa Savage
(Singer-songwriter)
Tiwa Savage
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
 22 
Billy Squier
(Rock guitarist who released songs like "The Stroke," "Lonely Is the Night," and "My Kinda Lover.")
Billy Squier
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 23 
Howard Shore
(Composer, Conductor, Film score composer)
Howard Shore
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto
 24 
Esperanza Spalding
(Music educator, Jazz musician, Singer)
Esperanza Spalding
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 25 
John Petrucci
(Guitarist, best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater)
John Petrucci
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kings Park, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 26 
Gavin DeGraw
(Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Guitarist, Musician)
Gavin DeGraw
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Fallsburg
 27 
Bruce Cockburn
(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Musicologist, Composer)
Bruce Cockburn
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ottawa
 28 
Keith Jarrett
(Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician, Saxophonist, Songwriter, Musician)
Keith Jarrett
2
Listed In:
Birthdate: May 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Allentown
 29 
Natalie Maines
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer)
Natalie Maines
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 30 
Allison Scagliotti
1
Birthdate: September 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monterey, California, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 31 
Alan Silvestri
(Composer and conductor of film and television scores)
Alan Silvestri
0
Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Chloe Webb
(Actress)
Chloe Webb
2
Birthdate: June 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 33 
Paula Cole
(Singer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Composer)
Paula Cole
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockport
 34 
Wang Leehom
(Singer-songwriter)
Wang Leehom
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, U.S.
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 35 
Sid Sriram
(Playback singer)
Sid Sriram
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai district Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
 36 
Gillian Welch
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist, Composer)
Gillian Welch
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 37 
Ingrid Andress
(Singer-songwriter)
Ingrid Andress
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 38 
Juan Luis Guerra
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 39 
ContraPoints
(YouTuber exploring a wide range of topics such as politics, gender, ethics, race, and philosophy.)
ContraPoints
9
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: October 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States
 40 
Brendon Small
(Composer, Singer, Animator, Screenwriter, Television actor, Journalist)
Brendon Small
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Springfield
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 41 
Kiesza
(Singer songwriter)
Kiesza
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 42 
Al Di Meola
(Guitarist)
Al Di Meola
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
 43 
Vinnie Colaiuta
(Drummer, Jazz musician)
Vinnie Colaiuta
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brownsville
 44 
Betty Who
(Pop Singer Best Known for Her Singles ‘Somebody Loves You’ and ‘Heartbreak Dream')
Betty Who
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Ouyang Nana
(Musician)
Ouyang Nana
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan, China
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 46 
Brad Whitford
(Musician)
Brad Whitford
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 23, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winchester, Massachusetts, United States
 47 
Derek Sherinian
(Musician, Composer, Pianist)
Derek Sherinian
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Laguna Beach, California, United States
 48 
Jeff Bhasker
(Multi-instrumentalist known his many collaborations with Kanye West)
Jeff Bhasker
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
 49 
David Marks
(Guitarist)
David Marks
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hawthorne, California, United States
 50 
Lindsay Ell
(Singer)
Lindsay Ell
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
While there are numerous universities around the world that offer courses related to engineering, management and architecture, only a handful are dedicated towards arts. The Berklee College of Music is one such famous institution which imparts lessons in music and leaves no stone unturned in polishing the skills of its students. Be it Jazz, hip hop, rock, flamenco or bluegrass, this institution offers courses related to most genres of music. Thus, the Berklee college of music is an aspiring musician’s paradise. This great institution was founded back in the 1940’s by a pianist named Lawrence Berk and was initially christened ‘Schillinger’, as a mark of tribute to the eminent musician Joseph Schillinger. The Berklee College of Music has often been in the news for its notable alumni, most of whom are great achievers today. Singer and songwriter John Mayer, record producer Quincy Jones, musicians Diana Krall and Gary Burton are former students of this great institution. Several tracks of John Mayer’s, such as ‘Your Body Is A Wonderland’ have been chartbusters and made him a phenomenon of sorts worldwide. Most people find it hard to believe that more than 260 former students of this institution are recipients of the prestigious Grammy Awards. Here’s a list of noteworthy personalities from Berklee College Of Music, who have made their alma mater proud with their outstanding achievements. The remarkable accomplishments of these individuals speak volumes about how this institution transforms its pupils for the better.