New Options for Spring Break

Many Berklee students have typically opted to use the spring break week for work, practice, or networking rather than catching rays on a tropical beach. This March, students and alumni will have several opportunities to gather in three different cities.


It was 21 years ago when Professor Pat Pattison brought the first group of songwriting students to Nashville, TN, for spring break. The tradition continues this year with a reception on March 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bound'ry at 911 20th Avenue South, Nashville. Berklee President Roger Brown, faculty members Pat Pattison and Stephen Webber, and Berklee staff members will be there.

On March 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the office of Alumni Affairs will kick off a new a spring break tradition with a reception at Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery at 320 Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA. President Roger Brown, faculty member Prince Charles Alexander, and others will be on hand to greet students and alumni.

Those living near Austin, TX, or visiting for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference will have three opportunities to get together. The first is a party at the Lucky Lounge at 209A West 5th Street, Austin, on March 17 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Student and alumni artists will perform. Only those 21 and older may attend, and admission is free.

Berklee's sixth annual SXSW 2011 Party will be held on March 18 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Friends Bar, 208 East 6th Street, and is another event for those over 21. It will feature alumni and student bands, great giveaways, and more.

A barbecue and cook off for alumni and Berklee friends will be hosted by trustee David Clem, his wife Kathy Shelton Clem, and President Brown at Clear Rock Ranch in Johnson City, TX. Please RSVP to