Career Jam 2021

Career Jam is an annual event that connects you with prominent artists and industry leaders, grows your professional network, and broadens the scope of your career possibilities.


    Career Jam 2021 featured a lineup of influential industry experts from the performing arts and entertainment industries.


    Watch the sessions that took place at Career Jam 2021.


    This year’s event focused on topics ranging from songwriting and production to the art of A&R, social media, and more. 


Keynote Speaker: H.E.R.

This year's keynote presentation featured Grammy-winning artist H.E.R. with her musical director, Berklee faculty member Alonzo Harris; Jeanine McLean, president and managing partner of MBK Entertainment; and D. Arcelious Harris (a.k.a. Swagg R’Celious), songwriter, producer, and Berklee assistant professor. 

Taking an artist from obscurity to fame is no small task. Hear from the team living the dream right now and learn how they created a family-style environment that fosters creativity.

This event was moderated by Sean Skeete, chair of the Ensemble Department.

Featured Speakers 

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Derrick Aroh, Vice President of A&R, RCA Records


Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)


Justin Lubliner, Founder, The Darkroom

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Jeanine McLean, President/Managing Partner, MBK Entertainment


Amanda Samii ’09, Senior Vice President of A&R, Capitol Records


Fadia Kader, Media Partnerships and Creators, Clubhouse


Adam Blackstone, Music Director, Songwriter, Producer, and Bassist


Isabel Quinteros, Music Partnerships/Artist Relations, TikTok

Featured Companies 



Highlights from Career Jam 2018

Past keynote speakers have included Sylvia Rhone and Pharrell Williams.