Alumni Reception

Alumni Reception for the Audio Engineering Society Convention

Friday / October 30, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.
The Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Ave at 46th Street
New York
New York
United States

Join us for an evening of networking at the Landmark Tavern during the 139th International Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention in New York, sponsored by Alumni Affairs. Rob Jaczko, chair of the Music Production and Engineering Department; Carl Beatty, assistant vice president of artist and industry relations; and Karen Bell from the Alumni Affairs office are hosting this event for Berklee alumni living locally and those in town for the AES convention. Light refreshments will be served.

Due to the limited space, RSVPs are required.

If you have questions, please email

Free; please RSVP at the above link

Boston and Beyond: Berklee's CMJ Music Marathon Showcase and Alumni Reception

Friday / October 16, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Carroll Place
157 Bleecker Street
New York
United States

Berklee College of Music, Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), The Red Room at Cafe 939, Berklee Alumni Affairs, and Vanyaland present their ninth annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists. 

This year we will be hosting an alumni-only reception to kick off the night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with refreshments provided. Berklee alumni or students, you need to RSVP to get into the showcase for free starting at 8:00 p.m. This all-ages showcase is free for CMJ badge holders and $10 for the general public. Come early to get a free drink on Berklee.

Featured artists include Covey; Eternals; You Bred Raptors; Mar|co; Oh, Malô (HRR); Lili N; and Honeysuckle.

$10 at the door

Alumni Reception in San Juan

Saturday / March 28, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Intercontinental Resort
Surf Side Third Floor, 5961 Isla Verde Avenue
San Juan
Puerto Rico

You and a guest are invited to join Berklee for an alumni cocktail reception in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Please come out to enjoy the company of your fellow alumni, friends, and the leadership of the college.

RSVP on Eventbrite. For questions, please contact


Miami Alumni Reception

Tuesday / March 3, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.
3252 Northeast First Ave.
United States

Don Gorder, chair of the Music Business/Management Department; Beverly Tryon from Alumni Affairs; and Curtis Warner from Berklee City Music invite you and a guest to join them for an alumni reception to discuss ways to engage Berklee's Miami-area alumni.

Come out to catch up with your fellow alumni. Register on Eventbrite


Nashville Spring Break Reception

Monday / March 16, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Soul Shine Pizza Factory
1907 Division Street
United States

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Berklee's student trip to Nashville, Tennessee. Come on out and welcome the students to Nashville while connecting with other Berklee alumni living in Nashville. This year we're mixing it up and holding this event in a new location.

The reception is free for alumni and one guest each. Please register on Eventbrite


Annual Berklee LA Alumni Brunch (2015)

Sunday / January 25, 2015 / 11:00 a.m.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica
United States

The Annual Los Angeles Alumni Brunch is our community’s flagship event. With more than 500 attendees in 2014, the brunch has grown to become the largest alumni gathering Berklee offers. It's not to be missed.

President Roger H. Brown will share news about the college and will introduce this year's keynote speaker, renowned producer Don Was, the president of Blue Note Records. This year's event will open with a special performance by alumni group Women of the World. 

This year we’re doing something different. We are returning to the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and adding a nominal registration fee of $10 per person. Why, you ask? Well, unreliable RSVP counts made it difficult to choose the right-sized venue and amount of food for the crowd we were expecting. This time, we hope to do better. We heard your feedback and we get it. We want to make this event a great experience that you will continue to attend and recommend to your friends.

By registering for the event, you’re letting us know that you officially plan to attend. We can then use that information to order enough chairs, tables, and trays of bacon.

Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. PST. A full breakfast buffet will be provided.

Alumni are welcome to register one guest when they sign up.

Registration required; RSVP here.
$10 per person until January 20, 2015
$15 for late registration (starting January 21, 2015)
$20 for walk-ups on day of the event, if space permits

The brunch will be hosted by Peter Gordon, director of the Berklee Center in LA, and Justine Taormino, assistant director of Alumni Affairs.

Valet parking is available at the hotel (validation not provided), and metered street parking is available.

For questions, email Justine Taormino.

If you're looking for information about the alumni hang at NAMM, you can find it here.

Keynote Speaker: Don Was
Don Was is one of music’s most significant artists and executives, exceling in multiple roles and serving as one of the industry’s beacons for integrity. During this period of disruption and rapid evolution in the worldwide music business, Was remains committed to music as an art form and its importance to contemporary culture. As the president of Blue Note Records since 2011, Was is both the company’s leader and an ambassador for its music, charged with bringing the label’s 21st century jazz artists and its expanding pallet of contemporary musicians to larger audiences.

 As an in-demand, highly acclaimed, and commercially successful producer since the late 1980s, Was has been honored with Grammy Awards for his production work in each of the past three decades. Albums produced by Was have achieved dozens of multi-platinum, platinum, and gold certifications and have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

 He was recently awarded his first Emmy as musical director for the CBS Television special, The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the group’s first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. In front of an audience that included both Paul 
McCartney and Ringo Starr, Was led the band and played bass for a diverse group of artists performing classic Beatles songs, including Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Keith Urban, the Eurythmics, Pharrell Williams, and Brad Paisley. He also did the same when McCartney and Starr took the stage to perform separately and together.

Women Of The World
Women of the World was formed to bring women musicians from across the globe onto a common platform to collaborate and create, not only through the sharing of music, but also through exploring and celebrating the differences in ideologies and cultural tenets that exist in the daily lives of women all over the world.

 Honoring global folk traditions, the group's repertoire spans music in 27 languages. In many ways, the ensemble is a microcosm of the world, with members working closely together not just to create and perform music, but also to learn about each other's countries, cultures, languages, beliefs, and practices.

 As 2014 American a cappella champions and nominee for both the 2013 Boston Music Awards and the 2014 Independent Music Awards, Women of the World has toured North America and Japan, collaborated with many industry legends, including Grammy Award-winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin and African vocal icon Angelique Kidjo. Women of the World continues to serve as a cultural ambassador of peace and unity through music and it has delighted audiences at venues like Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note Jazz Club, Boston Symphony Hall, and others. Women of the World has brought together more than 200 women from all over the world to collaborate with music.

Boston Alumni Holiday Party

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
West End Johnnie's
138 Portland Street
United States

You and a guest are invited to join the Alumni Affairs staff for the Boston alumni holiday party at West End Johnnies. Come on out for an evening of food and drinks. The event will be hosted by Alumni Affairs staff Michael Gaskins '93, Karen Bell '90, and Arielle Schwalm '10. 

West End Johnnies is easily accessible by the MBTA via Haymarket or North Station on the green or orange lines. Parking is available at the Government Center Parking Garage (50 Sudbury Street) for $11.00 after 5 p.m. 

For questions, please contact Alumni Affairs at 617 747-2012 or

RSVP on Eventbrite


Nashville Alumni Holiday Party

Monday / December 8, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
718 Division Street
United States

You and a guest are invited to come out to Flyte for this year's Berklee alumni holiday party. The event is free, and refreshments will be provided. The event will be hosted by Alumni Affairs assistant director Arielle Schwalm '10.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Alumni Affairs at or 617 747-2012. 

RSVP on Eventbrite


Berklee Alumni Reception

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
4555 E. Mayo Blvd.
United States

Former Berklee president Lee Eliot Berk and his wife, Susan G. Berk, will host a reception for Berklee alumni, giving this significant part of the Berklee family the opportuniy to reconnect with the college and fellow alumni. The reception will be poolside at Sagewood, located next to the Musical Instrument Museum at the intersection of Tatum and E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix, Arizona, exit 31 off the 101. Light hospitality will be provided. Background music will be provided by alumnus and guitarist Peter Pancrazi.

RSVP by emailing Arielle Schwalm at

Berklee Today 25th Anniversary and Holiday Celebration

Tuesday / November 18, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
The Triumph Room
Providence NYC 311 West 57th Street
New York
United States

Come out to celebrate the holidays as well as 25 years of Berklee Today. Instead of our usual holiday party at the Cutting Room, this year we're mixing it up with an event that will not only celebrate the holidays but also pay special tribute to the alumni magazine.

This event will be hosted by Berklee president Roger H. Brown, Berklee Today editor Mark Small '73, and assistant vice president of artist and music industry relations Carl Beatty. 

Refreshments will be provided.  

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