Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Saturday, April 21, 2018

echs Rob-Murdock-n-David-BrudzJunior Rob Murdock and ECHS band director David BrudzMANCHESTER – East Catholic High School junior Rob Murdock has been selected to participate in the Berklee School of Music’s Summer Rock Workshop.

The Rock Workshop is a full-scholarship program for which eight students have been selected to attend through video presentations by artistic director Marty Walsh, who has performed and recorded with acclaimed recording artists John Fogerty, Supertramp, Eddie Money and LeAnn Rimes.

All together, about 1,000 students from across the country will participate in this program. The curriculum will focus on ensemble and performance skills, stylistic vocabulary, and a historical perspective on contemporary rock.

Berklee seeks to recruit some of the most talented, young rock students in for its workshop. The scholarship covers tuition. room and board as well as comprehensive and registration fees.

Rob will focus on playing the piano at the workshop. He also plays the trumpet and drums. At East Catholic, he also has participated in sports, including basketball, lacrosse, cross-country and football. He also volunteers at a homeless shelter and performs on the piano twice weekly for the elderly.