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Passion Pit presents Berklee freshman with custom Vans guitar

From left: Ryan DeWitt, Vans East Coast marketing manager; Jeff Apruzzese of Passion Pit; Berklee scholarship recipient Miette Hope-Goldman with her Vans guitar; and Jeffrey Dorenfeld, Berklee professor.

Emily Driskill

From left: Ryan DeWitt, Vans East Coast marketing manager; Jeff Apruzzese of Passion Pit; Berklee scholarship recipient Miette Hope-Goldman with her Vans guitar; and Jeffrey Dorenfeld, Berklee professor.

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Passion Pit bass player — and Berklee alum — Jeff Apruzzese surprised incoming Berklee College of Music freshman
Miette Hope-Goldman with a custom Vans guitar during a tour stop in Colorado Springs. Hope-Goldman, who was performing with her band Edith Makes a Paper Chain, is the first recipient of a four-year scholarship sponsored by Vans.

Mark Shanahan can be reached at shanahan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Meredith Goldstein can be reached at mgoldstein@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.
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