About Me

Born in the enchanted island of Puerto Rico, Jeniris González has developed her musical skills as a dancer, flutist/piccolo player, guitarist, percussionist, pianist, and her main musical instrument is her voice. Throughout her grade-school years, she dedicated all of her electives and free time to musical ensembles and received numerous awards and recognitions towards her educational career in music. With years of musical theory education, she studied in the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Carolina, a fine arts school in Puerto Rico. In 2006, she entered the University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras Campus), where she studied for three years and became a leading member of the Musical Theater Ensemble, Puerto Rican Folk Ensemble, and Handbell Choir. Jeniris went on to represent Puerto Rico in the 2007 IMTA Talent Convention held in NYC, winning in every category she participated in – Singing, Dancing, Modeling and Acting. Upon her return, she succeeded in a regional voice competition that covered all of the public universities on the island, becoming the 2009 Voice of the UPR system.

During this time, Jeniris also gave music theory, piano, dance, and vocal coaching to students of all ages, services she continues to offer. Among the many job positions she acquired within her field of study, Jeniris became the lead singer of a traveling cover band for over two years, enriching her performance skills that, combined with a strong sense of discipline, earned her an acceptance to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She received various merit/talent scholarships and grants towards her Berklee tuition and is currently working on her dual major in Music Therapy and Vocal Performance, along with a minor in Psychology. The trilingual performer is now certified in her fourth language – American Sign Language (ASL 1) and will soon be getting her certification in International Business Italian. Jeniris is a Scholarship Ambassador for Berklee, representing the school at audition sites such as SIR Studios in Hollywood, LA. She is currently president of the Music Therapy Club at Berklee, has presented at numerous music therapy conferences and locations across the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean. She has also completed music therapy fieldwork within the areas of special education, geriatrics, and now psychiatrics. She recently offered music therapy workshops at the Panama Jazz Festival, and will be giving a presentation on her service trip to the Cayman Islands at the New England Region Music Therapy Conference in Vermont. At the moment, she is preparing for her music therapy internship, and organizing her plans to start a nonprofit organization and open music therapy clinics in various countries around the world including Italy, Australia, Spain, and her native Puerto Rico.

Experience & Education

Current

  • Music Transcriber for Samana, Inc.
    October 2011 to Present (over 6 years)
  • Student Supervisor for Berklee Library/Media Center
    August 2010 to Present (over 7 years)
  • Private Instructor for Freelance
    May 2007 to Present (over 10 years)

    Voice, piano, and dance instructor. Domicile service.

Past

  • Lead Vocals, Keyboards for Captain Wolf Band
    June 2010 to May 2011 (about a year)
  • Lead Singer for Luciernaga Roja Cover Band
    December 2007 to May 2009 (about a year and a half)

    Pop/Rock Cover band that traveled around the metro area and some country-sides of Puerto Rico.

  • Stand-worker for Levy's Restaurants
    August 2006 to May 2009 (over 2 years)

    Waitress, cashier, "prep" worker - customer service.

Education

  • in Music Performance & Music Therapy at Berklee College of Music
    2010 to 2014 (4 years)
  • in Bachelor of Fine Arts; Music at University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus
    2006 to 2009 (3 years)