Meet the NYC Admissions Team

The Berklee NYC graduate admissions staff is a vital part of the Berklee community. In addition to selecting our student body, they are great resource for applicants.

Reflecting a wide range of backgrounds, our staff members were once students like you. In fact, many of them are Berklee alumni. In the biographical profiles below, they share a little bit about themselves, their perspectives on Berklee NYC, and their best advice for applying to the college.

Get to know our admissions staff by clicking the bios below. If you have questions, please contact us at

  • Dean of Admissions

    From Dublin, Ireland, Damien Bracken began his work at Berklee in the summer of 1986. He took a key leadership role in designing the college’s unique audition and interview (A&I) process and continues to innovate with the introduction of online auditions and interviews.

  • Assistant Director of Admissions

    Julia Nadeau is a performer and actress from the midcoast of Maine. She is super excited to be part of the Berklee Admissions team and looks forward to helping shape the next generation of the music industry.