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Raisa Akhtar

Raisa Akhtar

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    A senior student at 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 an experience 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 is currently part of “Heart of Rock n’ Roll” as a music department assistant intern, and is excited for her transition into the professional arena upon graduation this May 2024.

    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