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Michael A. Herklots
Boston, MA

Career Objective
To establish a full time career in the field of performance on the drum set.

Educational Background
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 1998-present.

Percussion Instruction:

  • Kenwood Dennard
  • Jon Hazilla
  • Ed Kaspik
  • Bob Kaufman
  • Craig McNutt
  • John Ramsay
  • Dave Samuels
  • Bobby Sanabria
  • Casey Scheuerell
  • Bob Tamagni
  • Steve Wilkes
  • Work Experience
    Band Leader: the michael herklots quartet
        Duties include hiring musicians, booking gigs,
        writing up contracts, negotiations, and performing.
    Freelance Drummer:  throughout New England
        played for concerts, recordings, musicals,etc...
    Store Manager: The Humidor, Prudential Center, Boston, MA
        Duties include scheduling, pay roll, inventory,
        customer service, finances, attending meetings...
    Supervisor: Student Activities Center, Berklee College of Music.
        Duties include event planning, room reservations,
        leading workshops, running meetings, supervising  staff of peers.
    Technology Experience:  AppleWorks, ClarisWorks, Microsoft word,
        Netscape, File Maker, Eudora, Quickmail, Explorer, Finale.
    The Michael Herklots Quartet
        Every Thursday The Caveau downstairs at Marché, Prudential Center
        02-02-01 Grand Opening of Fordham Road Practice Facility
        12-15-00  Crate and Barrel Holiday Jazz Series
        10-28-00 Berklee's Family Weekend, The Algonquin Club.
        10-26-00 Berklee's Recital Hall 1A
        09-23-00 Bob the Chef's (Michael Herklots Trio)
        6-22-00 Berklee's recital hall 1A
        3-2-00 Berklee’s recital hall 1W
        Jan '00 - May '00  played once a month at the Caveau, downstairs from Marché in the Prudential Center (the first band to establish it as a venue)
        10-14-99 Boston Harbor Hotel for the Arturo Fuente Cigar Co, L.J.Perriti Cigar Co.,  and St. Jude Children’s Hospital
        07-21-99 Summersong’99 Concert Series; Mother’s Rest Playgound
        5-11-99 Playboy and the Gloucester St. Cigar Company at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant; Boston, MA.
        4-28-99 Suffolk University (Michael Herklots Trio)
    The Frank Wilkins Trio
        09-22-00 Bob the Chef's
    Marianne Solivan (jazz vocalist)
       02-27-01 Marianne Solivan Recital Hall 1A
       11-9-00 Recital Hall 1W    4:00pm
        8-13-00 Pierce Park, South Boston
        8-2-00  Summersong '00  Concert Series; Mother's Rest Playground
        7-21-00  Street Festival, Quincy, MA
    Urban Outreach Orchestra
        Every Thursday afternoon we perform at local city high schools.
        Berklee's Encore Gala, The Harvard Club  October 21, 2000
        Symphony Hall Centennial Celebration October 15, 2000
    Back Bay Brass Jazz Orchestra (Dir. Ben Elkins)
       2-5-00 Berklee Cafeteria
        Berklee's Family Weekend, The Algonquin Club  October 28, 2000
        Berklee Performance Center Aug 5, 1999; Aug 3, 2000
        David Friend Recital Hall May 5, 2000
    Mark Dolin Quartet
         01-28-01 Scullers Jazz Club
    Justin Tranter and Musicians with a Mission
       02-11-01 The Youth Hostel
        12-09-00 The Roxy
        10-22-00 The Youth Hostel (webcast live at
        10-13-00 Berklee Cafeteria
        08-08-00 Club Cafe, South End
    BEST Production Company (Norwich, CT)
    "Songs For a New World"
        American Association of Community Theater Regional Festival Competition (Harvard, MA) September 17, 2000
            "Best Musical Arrangement Award"
       Spirit of Broadway Theater, Norwich, CT
            May 25, 2000  - June 10, 2000, Sept 14-16, 2000
    Amanda Leigh
        7-18-00  "Visceral" Berklee's Recital Hall 1W (clips of this performance were shown on a VH1 tribute to Paula Cole)
    Miles Davis Electric Ensemble (Dir. Ken Cervenka)
        05-03-00 David Friend Recital Hall
    11-14-00 Berklee Cafeteria  (Tribute to Bette Midler) 10:00pm
    summer '00 played for Ken Cervenka's improv class every wednesday
    8-00  played final jazz comp recital for Charles Couch and Alex Friedman
    4-27-99 Recital 1W - Wednesday’s Bunch  Marcello Pelliterri
    12-31-99 Scheduled to perform with Faculty Bob Christopherson and Jim Stinnet on New Year’s 2000 (canceled last minute by the venue)
    9-99 Performed  at MIT for their freshman orientation Fall ‘99 (Rodrigo Monterrey Trio)
    Recorded for Singer/Songwriter Stephanie Delk
    Played at Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA, with Peter Casino(longy faculty), John Davis(bs),Dave Newsam(berklee faculty),Stan Strickland(sax)

    Awards Received

    -2000 Percussion Department Achievement Award
    -1999 Accepted to President’s Club
    -1999 Accepted to Dean’s Club
    -1999 Honored at Berklee’s 14th Annual Appreciation Reception
    -1998-1999 BEST scholarship $1000
    -1998 Outstanding Soloist; Norwich Free Academy Jazz Festival
    -1998 Outstanding Musicianship Award; Killingly Jazz Festival
    -1998 Outstanding Soloist Award; Killingly Jazz Festival
    -1998 CT Assoc. of Boards of Education Student Leadership Award
    -1997 Judge’s Choice Award Berklee  H.S. Jazz Festival

    Additional Contributions/Achievements

    -Scheduled to be featured on Berklee’s website (
    -Berklee College of Music North American Scholarship Tour (Denver, Milwaukee, Chicago) 11/29/00-12/04/00
    -Representing Berklee's Percussion Dept and Admissions at the 2000 PASIC convention, Dallas, TX. (11/15/00-11/19/00)
    -Starting The Boston Jazz Society Student Chapter at Berklee
    -Berklee Ambassador
    -Full-time member of the Percussion Dept. Education Committee(Spring '99-present)
    -member of the Academic Policies Committee
    -Speaker for Parent Orientation Fall'99-Fall '00
    -Speaker for fall ‘99 and spring ‘00 convocations
    -Orientation Leader/Connector
    -featured in “Blur” Magazine (Boston University)
    -Assisted with International Folk Festival; BPC ('99, '00)
    -Assisted with Grammy in the School’s Program
    -Student Rep. to Association of College Unions International (New England, Eastern Canada, France, Great Britain) Steering Committee

    Musical Experiences

    -6/20/99  Spent the day Back Stage at The Boston Globe Jazz and Blues Festival, the Hatch Shell.
    -12/98 Shadowed David Andrews Rogers; music director for Showboat-The Tour: Providence Performing Arts Center
    -11/98 Shadowed Anton Fig for a day at the Rekooperators Show; BPC
    -1/98  Shadowed Herman Matthews and Tower of Power; Foxwoods Resort Casino. Ledyard, CT
    References available upon request.

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