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Raisa Akhtar

Raisa Akhtar

She/Her

Biography

A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, specializing in Contemporary Writing and Production/Music Business. With a unique heritage – hailing from Indonesia, Pakistan, and Japan – her multicultural upbringing ignited a passion for musical theater, nurtured by experiences at Japan’s renowned Shiki theaters. Professionally, she has honed her craft in songwriting for Japanese artists and is the visionary founder of Berklee Japanese Ensemble, where she leads music direction, arrangement, and orchestration. Over the past two years, she has dedicated herself to mastering theatre writing and conducting. She recently completed an internship as a Music department assistant for the production “Heart of Rock n’ Roll” and is eagerly transitioning into the professional arena following her graduation this May.

Professional Experience

  • TV/Film
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Japan

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
  • Music Assistant
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Vocal Arranger

Primary Instruments

  • Piano

Additional Instruments

  • Voice

Software

  • Ableton
  • Finale
  • Logic

Affiliations

  • MUSE

Current Student?

  • College

Person of Color?

  • Yes