Pass the Mic: A Berklee Alumni Podcast

by BerkleeAlumni

Pass the Mic is a podcast series from Berklee's office of Alumni Affairs.

Cohosted by the Digital Engagement team, Jaquel Eley and Padriac Farma, Pass the Mic gives the Berklee Alumni community a chance to grow and learn from one another.

If you would like to support Berklee, visit

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Black Scholars Initiative

    Black Scholars Initiative

    In this episode, we speak with the Black Scholars Initiative (BSI) alumni panelists Therlande Louissaint, Abria Smith, and Jaymz Hardy-Martin III. We learn about the evolution of holistic education and we make some friends along the way! To support programs like the Black Scholars Initiative, please visit

  • Quinton Morris

    Quinton Morris

    In this episode Boston Conservatory at Berklee alumnus Quinton Morris (M.M. '04, violin) talks about his academic career as both student and educator, his search for nuturing in music, and the work ethic he found to create success. We also say goodbye to Bill Belichick, and kick off 2024. If you would like to support Berklee, visit News Theme 1 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Artist:

  • Seth Saltzman

    Seth Saltzman

    Seth Saltzman is the senior vice president of Global Services at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), where he has worked in a variety of roles since 1984. He has extensive experience working with writers and publishers on issues related to music licensing, copyrights, royalties, and other matters. ASCAP is a membership association of more than 640,000 U.S. composers, songwriters, lyricists, and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters, and music publishers. Saltzman graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1981, majoring in piano and film scoring, and continues to work as a professional musician. He has conducted and played piano for hundreds of musical theater productions in New York and New Jersey. He also regularly presents musical lectures on Broadway and Hollywood composers. If you would like to support Berklee, visit

  • SOMOS Latinx

    SOMOS Latinx

    In this episode alumni Isaac Matus ’18, Jeremy Bosh ’12, and Nella Rojas ’15 visited the SOMOS Latinx pre-orientation program, and took some time to sit down with former Alumni Affairs staff member, Magdalena Abrego ’2016. Also in this episode we learn about SOMOS Latinx from Berklee staff member Ty-Juana Flores, and fire off some rapid questions with student employees Luis and Denny. If you would like to support Berklee, visit

  • Tommy Torres

    Tommy Torres

    In this episode Jaquel and Padriac share some fun facts about themselves, and Tommy Torres ’93 talks about being in the studio with Ricky Martin, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and collaborating with Bad Bunny.