You may have spotted some of these familiar faces around some college campuses! Many of our alumni have gone on to pursue music and/or STEM studies.
My passion for music began early on as a pianist, at the age of seven. In elementary school, I transferred my piano skills over to an additional instrument, trombone. After five years of trombone, I began to play tuba. I was in the school band ever since fourth grade, and was the Tuba/Sousaphone Section Leader for the Freehold Township Marching Band. Through playing Tuba, I have played in multiple select ensembles including the Region II New Jersey High School Symphonic Band. Throughout middle school I participated in multiple ensembles including a steel pan ensemble and a percussion ensemble. In these bands, I learned the basics of creating percussion music and directing an ensemble. I have always had a passion for music and helping people. Creating Beats for a Cause has let me fuse these two passions. Beats for a Cause changes people's lives through music and directing this musical ensemble has most definitely changed my life in more ways than I probably know.
I'm from Freehold, NJ. Music has always been part of my life, and I've been playing piano for as long as I can remember. I started playing the clarinet in 4th grade in school and I participate in marching and concert band. In 7th grade, I taught myself the ukulele. My interest in music continues to push me to try new things. I always look to expand musically, which is why I joined Beats for a Cause. I am very excited to be a part of this group. It is an exciting honor for me to give back to the community by making music.
Justin is a junior at Rutgers majoring in pharmacy.
Juliana is a freshman at Rutgers majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience.
Natalie is a freshman at Rutgers majoring in management and global business.
DeVonn is a freshman at Rutgers majoring in music.
Nicole recently graduated from Rutgers with a BS in Criminal Justice in 2017.
Alex is a junior at GW majoring in biology on a pre-med track.
Alison is a freshman at GW majoring in biology and biological anthropology.
Joe is a junior at UPenn majoring in biology.
Dylan is a freshman at UPenn majoring in biology.
Hunter is a junior at Penn State majoring in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering.
Alec is a freshman at Brookdale majoring in biology.
Ethan is a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in biology.
Michael is a freshman at URI majoring in cell and molecular biology.
Robbie is a junior at UMich majoring in mechanical engineering.
Ethan is a junior at Hartford majoring in acoustic engineering and music.