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BMI Foundation Awards Berklee College of Music $5,000 Jazz Composition Scholarship

Posted in News on November 17, 2015

The BMI Foundation has awarded Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music with a $5,000 scholarship to support an undergraduate student demonstrating outstanding achievement in jazz composition. Harpist Nicolas Castañeda was chosen as the scholarship recipient based on academic and artistic excellence by Berklee’s Jazz Composition and Contemporary Writing and Production faculties. Castañeda, 26, originally hails from Bogotá, Colombia and is currently a third-year degree candidate in Jazz Composition. In 2014, Nicolas released his first EP, Renacer (“Reborn”), which highlights his “Contemporary Colombian Music” project. In addition to this scholarship, he most recently won third place as a solo harpist and composer at the 47º Torneo Internacional del Joropo in July 2015. Congratulations, Nicolas, on a job well done!