Douglas High School Class of 2008 alumni Michael Luna, currently study at Pima Community College in Tucson, will pursue the Bachelor of Music Degree with a Major in Engineering Production in Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, after receiving the acceptance from the board of trustees this month.
His passion for the music since he was little and the constant effort to learn despite his hearing problem in one of his ears, has become fructiferous and now, Luna will see his dream of becoming a student of Berklee come true.
Luna remembers when his son started taking piano lessons with Sylvia Vazquez here in Douglas at the age of five. She also remembers watching him playing the piano at special occasions for all the schools he attended in town. “At Huber Middle School, he played the piano for the students at the concerts; he did the same thing at the High School,” she said.
And through all this time of elementary, middle and high school education he always focused his goals in becoming a professional musician with a Master’s Degree from Berklee one day.
“I am so proud of him because he always wanted this, and when he was accepted he could not believe it,” Luna says. “This is a big accomplishment for him, because a lot of people say ‘I want to do this; I want to do that’ but never fight for it and finally they let it go, but he never lost his focus and now we are really happy to see this dream of his will come true.”
Luna will begin his studies at Berklee in January of 2013.