Alumni Reception

Atlanta Alumni Panel and Reception

Wednesday / March 16, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Vinyl, 1374 West Peachtree Street
United States

Enjoy an evening with the Berklee student group; Carl Beatty, assistant vice president of artist and music industry relations; Prince Charles Alexander and Jason Stokes, faculty from the Music Production and Engineering Department; and Karen Bell, chief alumni officer.

RSVP and view event details here.

Free (please use RSVP link above)

Nashville Alumni and Student Networking Reception

Monday / March 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Soulshine Pizza Factory, 1907 Division St.
United States

Join President Roger H. Brown and fellow Berklee alumni for an evening reception in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. Meet, mingle, and welcome current Berklee students as a part of their spring break trip down south. Come share the warm spirit of Nashville over food and drink for a night of networking and fun.

RSVP and view event details here.

Free (please use RSVP link above)

Alumni Hang at NAMM 2016

Thursday / January 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
1855 South Harbor Blvd.
United States

For all those Berklee alumni attending or working the NAMM show, take a NAMM break and stop by for an early evening hang!

The Berklee Center in Los Angeles is hosting a get together from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Garden Ballroom of the Sheraton in Anaheim. The venue is within walking distance of the convention center, with indoor and outdoor space for our party. Light refreshments will be served, and RSVPs are encouraged.

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Annual LA Alumni Brunch 2016

Sunday / January 24, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles
United States
T Bone Burnett at Berklee
T Bone Burnett at Berklee
Photo by Kelly Davidson

The annual Berklee LA Alumni Brunch is our community’s flagship event and our largest gathering of the year. This year, we will celebrate at the gorgeous Skirball Cultural Center with Roger H. Brown, Berklee’s president, who will be on hand to speak about new developments at the college and to introduce our keynote speaker: innovative artist; composer; performer; film, record, and concert producer; record company owner; and artists’ advocate T Bone Burnett, who recently visited Berklee’s Boston campus.

The event will include music from Dr. Magpie, an acoustic, improvisational alumni string ensemble, and a light buffet breakfast will be provided in a lovely courtyard with seating inside for attendees. With last year’s LA Alumni Brunch selling out at 400 attendees, it is the single largest alumni event that Berklee hosts—an event you don’t want to miss.

RSVP for this event.

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.