Career Jam kicks off with Sound Check on March 27, featuring sessions, auditions, and prep workshops before the big event.
Career Jam focuses on topics ranging from songwriting and production to the art of A&R, social media, theater, and more.
Career Jam features a lineup of influential industry experts from the performing arts, entertainment, and technology industries.
Keynote Speaker: Donald Glover
This year’s keynote presentation will feature award-winning actor, producer, director, comedian, writer, and Grammy-winning artist Donald Glover, joined by Paul Wachter, founder and CEO of Main Street Advisors, and Luke Wood, former president of Beats by Dr. Dre.
This event will be moderated by Tonya Butler, chair of the Music Business/Management Department.
The keynote presentation is closed to the public and is only open to members of the Berklee community.
- Ticketing Information: All tickets will be distributed through a lottery process (not first come, first served). All current Boston campus undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to enter the lottery.
- Live Stream: The live stream link will be available on the schedule on the day of the event, accessible only to students, alumni, and employees with a Berklee OnePass.
Erika Coulter, Senior Vice President of A&R, Warner Records
Keith Lockhart, Conductor, Boston Pops
James Francies, Pianist, Keyboardist, Producer, and Composer
Julie McDonald, Agent/Partner, MSA Agency
Amie Doherty, Composer/Orchestrator
Izzy P. De Jesus, Senior Director of A&R/Content Development, Sony Music U.S. Latin
Perry Bashkoff, Director of Music Partnerships, Instagram
Grace Chen, Founder, Graceful Media/MetaMoon Music Festival
Career Jam Concert: The Award Show
Berklee’s Career Jam culminates in the first-ever Career Jam Award Show, highlighting talent from all career communities and a broad spectrum of majors. From writers to producers to business teams, this concert will showcase the most recognized students in their growing industry expertise.
Career Jam award recipients and performers were selected by an expert panel of Berklee faculty and chairs, show producers, and the Career Jam talent relations ambassadors.
Free student tickets are available in advance.
Free professional headshots will be available in the 160 Massachusetts Avenue lobby, sponsored by the Student Success Division.
RWS Entertainment Group will be hosting dancer, singer, and instrumental auditions during Career Jam Sound Check on Thursday, March 30. Learn more and sign-up for an audition.
Industry experts, artists, entrepreneurs, and notable alumni will lead mentor sessions with students in small-group settings. Sign up for a mentoring session.
Here's how you can prepare for Career Jam.