Alumni Reception

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

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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. 

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

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 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 eighth annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists. 

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This year we will be hosting an alumni-only reception from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to kick off the night, with refreshments provided. If you are a Berklee alumnus/alumna or student, you need to RSVP to get into the showcase, which starts at 8:00 p.m., for free. This 18+ showcase is free for CMJ badge holders and $10 for the general public. Come early to get a free drink on Berklee. Hosted by Lily Golightly of Golightly Media and Jon Wilson of DoNYC. 

Featured artists in order of appearance:

Drunken Logic
Tumbleweed Company
Kate Diaz
The Western Den (HRR)
Los Rumberos de Massachusetts (HRR)
Amy & the Engine
Smoke Season  

Free for Alumni

Nashville Networking Event

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Pour House Burgers, Bourbon and Brews
730 8th Ave. S
United States

You and a guest are invited to join Berklee staff for a fun evening of networking in Nashville. Refreshments will be provided. 

Hosted by Alumni Affairs assistant director Arielle Schwalm '10, Berklee Fund associate director Dana Pellitteri, and advancement officer Davis Wimberly '05. 

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Alumni Dinner in Santo Domingo

Wednesday / August 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Mesón de Bari
Calle Hostos #302 Zona Colonial
Santo Domingo
Dominican Republic

You're invited to an alumni dinner in Santo Domingo hosted by Institutional Advancement officer Davis Wimberly and Admissions officer Billy Herron. The dinner will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Mesón de Bari.

Please RSVP to if you can attend.


Berklee Paris Reception: Lalah Hathaway Performance

Wednesday / July 2, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Duc Des Lombards (Jazz Club & Restaurant)
42 Rue des Lombards

Join us for a reception at Le Duc des Lombards (jazz club and restaurant) hosted by Berklee Today magazine editor Mark Small '73, followed by a concert featuring Grammy-winning vocalist Lalah Hathaway '90. Please take this opportunity to meet with other French Berklee alumni and enjoy a special evening of music.

Please RSVP quickly by clicking here in order to reserve your spot.

We can only accommodate one guest per person. We are unable to accept walk-ins for this exclusive event. We look forward to seeing you there!


Berklee 2014 Alumni Hang at NAMM

Thursday / January 23, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
2041 S. Harbor Blvd.

For all those Berklee alumni attending or working at the NAMM Show, you’re invited to take a break and stop by Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for an early evening hang! We’ll be hosting a get together from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. featuring light refreshments.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite by clicking here.

Hosts: Justine Taormino, assistant director for Alumni Affairs-Los Angeles, and Peter Gordon, director of the Berklee Center in LA

Please note that there is also an alumni brunch on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Click here for details about the brunch.


Annual Berklee SoCal Alumni Brunch

Sunday / January 26, 2014 / 11:00 a.m.
Henson Recording Studios
1416 N. La Brea Ave.

Come ring in the new year with your Berklee SoCal alumni community at the annual SoCal alumni brunch! This year, we’ve got a new venue, new food, and a new vibe as we celebrate our alumni community in the courtyard of Henson Studios in Hollywood.

President Roger H. Brown will be speak at the event, sharing all the latest news about the college and introducing this year’s keynote speaker, renowned film composer Alan Silvestri. Silvestri, who is best known for his work with producer Robert Zemeckis, has written numerous memorable and melodic scores to films such as the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump, Castaway, and, more recently, Flight, The Avengers, and The Croods. Silvestri will discuss his journey from Berklee to his early experiences with TV music scoring in Los Angeles and his subsequent evolution as one of Hollywood’s elite film composers.

The brunch’s venue, Henson Studios, boasts a rich history, starting in 1917 when Charlie Chaplin began construction of the studio. Chaplin filmed several of his great movies at this studio between 1918 through 1952. Through the years, many Berklee alumni have worked and recorded at Henson.

Homegirl Catering will provide a delicious Mexican food buffet. Casual chic attire is appropriate; note that the event is outdoors. Alumni may attend this rain-or-shine event with one guest. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite by clicking here.

Hosts: Peter Gordon, director of the Berklee Center in LA, and Justine Taormino, assistant director of Alumni Affairs

Parking: Valet parking available for a fee

For questions, please email Justine Taormino.