Monday, April 26, 2010

A Look Back at Ashley Rodriguez ~ Berklee Spring 2008 Singer Showcase

American Idol Season 9 contestant Ashley (Makailah) Rodriguez sings Musiq Soulchild's "For the Night," Ciara's "Like a Boy" and appears in the ensemble performance of "Reach" by Gloria Estefan.

Approximately 90-100 Berklee students audition for a spot in the Showcase before 10 are picked to perform. This was Ashley's first Showcase.

Ashley began at The Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts, after competing against 11 other inner-city teen-agers for a full scholarship. Berklee is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world. At first known primarily as a school for jazz and commercial music, it has kept pace with changes in popular music and the music industry, offering college-level courses in a wide range of contemporary and historic styles, including hip-hop, reggae, salsa, and bluegrass, in addition to its traditional jazz courses.



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Saturday, April 17, 2010

A Look Back at Ashley Rodriguez ~ Ashley Competes for a Scholarship to Berklee College

American Idol Season 9 contestant Ashley (Makailah) Rodriguez competes along with 12 other inner-city teen-agers of Boston, Massachusetts for six full scholarships to Berklee College of Music in this news report by ABC5 Boston.

After attending Chelsea High School, Ashley undertook the City Music program at Berklee College of Music, which eventually awarded her a full four-year tuition scholarship. She majored in music business.

Before Ashley auditioned for Season 9 of American Idol, she had traveled internationally with the gospel group Overjoyed and has sung at the Berklee Performance Center with artists such as Philip Bailey, Chaka Kahn, and Berklee alums Lalah Hathaway and Paula Cole.

Berklee College of Music is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world. At first known primarily as a school for jazz and commercial music, it has kept pace with changes in popular music and the music industry, offering college-level courses in a wide range of contemporary and historic styles, including hip-hop, reggae, salsa, and bluegrass, in addition to its traditional jazz courses.



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Monday, April 5, 2010

Blaque Lyte featuring American Idol's Ashley Rodriguez perform "All About Love"

Blaque Lyte featuring American Idol Season 9 contestant Ashley Rodriguez Live at Berklee - "All About Love"

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