Career Jam kicks off with Sound Check, 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.
2023 Keynote Speaker: Donald Glover
The 2023 keynote presentation featured 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 was moderated by Tonya Butler, chair of the Music Business/Management Department.
2023 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
2023 Featured Companies
Career Jam Concert: The Award Show
Berklee’s Career Jam culminates with the 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 are selected by an expert panel of Berklee faculty and chairs, show producers, and the Career Jam talent relations ambassadors.
Free professional headshots are available in the 160 Massachusetts Avenue lobby, sponsored by the Student Success Division.
Audition information will become available in the Spring 2024 semester.
Industry experts, artists, entrepreneurs, and notable alumni will lead mentor sessions with students in small-group settings.