Alumni Affairs

Berklee alumna and indie pop singer-songwriter Betty Who, once a student in Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program herself, returns to share advice with current summer students.

These songwriters collaborated with each other via the internet before coming to Berklee to join forces with a host of musicians.

Composer and producer Alyosha Barreiro ’01 creates electronic music on both sides of the Atlantic.

Alumnus Alyosha Barreiro '01 offers his syndicated radio show as a special gift to Air Alumni, Berklee's all-alumni radio station on the BIRN.

Arc Iris brings a classically orchestral approach to indie folk. 


The Office of Alumni Affairs embraces our alumni as valuable members of a lifelong and global Berklee community. We strive to foster alumni engagement that supports you in your professional and personal pursuits. As one of our alumni, you are an ambassador of the college, trailblazer in music and beyond, and a generous supporter of what we do.

Thank you for being a part of this unique community.

Alumni Events

Nashville Networking Event

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

You and a guest are invited to join Berklee staff for a fun evening of networking in Nashville. Refreshments will be provided. 

Hosted by Alumni Affairs assistant director Arielle Schwalm '10, Berklee Fund associate director Dana Pellitteri, and advancement officer Davis Wimberly '05. 

Register to attend on Eventbrite

Admission: Free

Conversations with Eve Nelson (Women In Tune)

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This intimate gathering is a beloved Women In Tune event and we're happy to bring it back for fall 2014. Producer, arranger, and songwriter Eve Nelson '86 invites the Women In Tune community into her home again for food, friendship, and most importantly, conversation. Eve is bringing in two industry powerhouses to join us to discuss songwriting, publishing, and being a working woman in the LA music industry:

Shelly Peiken is a Grammy-nominated songwriter with hits including Christina Aguilera's "What A Girl Wants" and has worked with artists such as Keith Urban, Selena Gomez, and Celine Dion. She writes for Huffington Post.

Suzan Koc began her career at Warner Chappell France and has since worked for Hit and Run Music and BMG Rights Management. She specializes in working closely with songwriters. Also, she is the president of the Songwriter's Rendez-Vous Workshops, a series of six-week songwriting mentoring sessions.

RSVPs required. Light refreshments will be served. Guests are welcome to bring snacks or drinks to add to the gathering. Street parking is available in the neighborhood.

For questions, email Justine Taormino.

Alumni Reception for Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention

Friday / October 10, 2014 / 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of networking at The Village Studios during the 137th International Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention in Los Angeles.

Berklee Music Production and Engineering (MP&E) Department chair Rob Jaczko and assistant chair Dan Thompson, along with the BCLA and the Village Studios, will host this event for Berklee alumni living locally and those in town for the AES convention. Light refreshments will be served in the beautiful Morrocan ballroom on the second floor of the studios.

Other attendees include: Mark Wessel, Leanne Ungar, Mitch Benoff, Jonathan Wyner, Susan Rogers, and Carl Beatty, Berklee's assistant vice president for artist and music industry relations.

Valet and street parking is available. Due to limited space at the studio, you must RSVP if you would like to attend.

For questions, email Justine Taormino, assistant director of Alumni Affairs, at


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