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DREION is an electrifying singer-songwriter, musician, producer and performing artist from Omaha, Nebraska.

He is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in Songwriting minoring in Africana Studies who balances his career and performing life while also being a husband and a father. 

Dreion is a survivor of the foster care system and an activist for foster care reform. He proudly partners with national foster care organizations such as First Star Academy, Mixed Roots Foundation, and Earth, Wind, & Fire's Music Is Unity Foundation as an ambassador and honorary board member to highlight the struggles of foster youth across the country. In 2020, original music from Dreion’s debut EP “I AM LIFE" was featured in the film “Foster Boy" produced by Shaquille O’Neal to shed light on the challenges foster youth face every day. As a survivor, Dreion seeks to use his traumatic experiences to impact generations internationally through the healing power of music and the art of live performance. His music can be best described as a combination of Gospel, Soul, Funk, and R&B, taking inspiration from Prince, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Michael Jackson,

Kirk Franklin, and many more. 

Dreion is also an alumnus of both the Bill & Melinda Gates Millennium

Scholarship and the Warren & Susan Buffett Scholarship programs (full cost of attendance awards for outstanding academic excellence). In 2019, he was awarded “Performer of The Year” by the Berklee Urban Service Awards.

Dreion has had the privilege of opening for and collaborating with iconic artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Musiq Soulchild, Lalah Hathaway, Bootsy Collins, and

J. Ivy to name a few! He has performed for many prestigious events and venues including the Pinnacle Bank Arena, City Winery Venues, the College World Series, Gillette Stadium, and the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

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Berklee Groove 

Throughout the show, entitled Made for This, DREION stunned a full audience with his highly coordinated dance moves, virtuosic vocal performance, and his unparalleled confidence and charisma. The energy in his showmanship was a contagion comparable to the likes of James Brown, Prince, and Michael Jackson, whom he cites as his most significant artistic influences.

Berklee Songwriting Department

“DREION has been a standout writer, performer, and producer in all of my classes and there's no doubt in my mind, if he keeps the fantastic focus and motivation he's already demonstrated, he will be a major success story in the music business."

”There is nothing that DREION can't do: a fantastic singer, songwriter, and musician with a promising career ahead of him. His songs are incredibly graceful and soulful works of art.


Berklee College of Music

A few seconds into the video of DREION's performance live from Symphony Park in Boston, you'll understand why audience member and Berklee staffer Abria Smith took out her phone and started filming. DREION's energy as he and his band sizzled through a James Brown tune took command of not just the audience present for the performance, but now of viewers all over the world. 


Principal Thomas Lee at Omaha Northwest High Magnet School

“DREION is very talented, very mature and truly knows how to impact his community and our society. He is a difference maker and true change agent. I am very proud of DREION and all of our students who have gone on to college and have excelled.”


“ A lively video of musician DREION's band performing James Brown's "Get On Up" was posted on Facebook after a show held at Symphony Park this summer. That video has now garnered over 1.3 million views. It caught our attention because of the energy and joy of his performance. So, we invited him in to talk about music and to perform a new song."




College Possible

College Possible helped DREION focus on academics and find financial resources. He said this was critical in his motivation to succeed. 

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