Career Jam 2023

Join us on Friday, March 31, for this annual event that connects you with prominent artists and industry leaders, grows your professional network, and broadens the scope of your career possibilities.

  • Sound Check

    Career Jam kicks off with Sound Check on March 27, featuring sessions, auditions, and prep workshops before the big event. 

  • Schedule

    Career Jam focuses on topics ranging from songwriting and production to the art of A&R, social media, theater, and more. 

  • Speakers

    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.

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Featured Speakers 


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



Featured Companies 

CJ23 Featured Company

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.