Billboard Onboard Auditions for Holland America Line

Saturday / September 19, 2015 / 9:00 a.m.
Billboard Onboard on Holland America Line!
• Seeking singing pianists
Saturday, September 19, 2015
921 Boylston Street, Boston MA
Musical excerpts will be provided with audition confirmation
Auditions may last up to 30 minutes
Conducted by Windish Music & Productions
Opportunity: Seeking advanced singing pianists to perform on board Holland America Line’s fleet of luxury ships, the ms Eurodam, the ms Oosterdam, and the brand new ms Koningsdam, as part of an exciting new onboard live music venue, Billboard Onboard. Musicians will perform a traditional dueling piano activity nightly and create a new and interactive musical experience using 50 years of Billboard’s timeless and iconic music charts.
Qualifications: Extremely high level of musicianship and showmanship as a vocalist and pianist. Must have extensive knowledge and performance experience in chart-topping hit songs from the past 50-60 years.
Compensation: $1,200 – $1,500 per week, based upon skill level and experience. Musicians will have guest status. Travel, onboard meals, and single cabin provided.
Dates: Rehearsals in NYC begin in October 2015. 3-4 month contracts begin in January 2016*.
*must be 21+ by start of contract
Audition Requirements:
• Bring a printed list of popular top-40 songs for which you are proficient.
• Prepare at least ONE musical excerpt for EACH of the following musical categories. It does not have to be the full song, just a short portion of each:
     - Great American Songbook Standards: Sinatra, Nat King Cole, or songs by Cole Porter, Gershwin, etc.
     - "Piano Men" examples: Billy Joel, Elton John, Ben Folds, etc.
     - Classic Rock from the 70's
     - Classic Rock from the 80's
     - Current Pop Hits released within the past 10 years: Pop, R&B, Rock
     - Requests: We will ask for varied song excerpts in addition to learn about each individual's current repertoire

Graduate Studies Celebration

Friday / September 4, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States

It is with great pleasure that the Office of Graduate Studies invites you to welcome and celebrate the first class of master's students at Berklee's Boston campus.

Please join us for a reception and concert, featuring the new master's students and Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty member George Garzone at the Red Room at Cafe 939 on Friday, September 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP.

Feel free to contact us at graduatestudies@berklee.edu for more information.


Lincoln Center Stage Auditions for Holland America Line

Sunday / September 20, 2015 / 9:00 a.m.
Lincoln Center Stage Residency on board Holland America Line!
Seeking classically trained musicians:
• Violin
• Viola
• Cello
• Piano
Sunday, September 20, 2015
921 Boylston Street, Boston MA
Click here for details and to request an audition time - please put BERKLEE AUDITION in the subject line
Conducted by RWS and Associates
Deadline for priority selection: 5pm on September 4.



CBC Faculty/Staff Happy Hour

Tuesday / August 25, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
Summer Shack, 50 Dalton Street

Join the Community-Building Committee for another great night at the Summer Shack. Come enjoy a cash bar and an evening of fun with colleagues. All faculty and staff are welcome.

Questions? Contact communitybuilding@berklee.edu.

Free. No RSVP necessary.

Opening Day 2015

Friday / September 4, 2015 / 8:00 a.m.
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
United States

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the 10th annual Opening Day festivities on Friday, September 4 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m. The program will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., followed immediately by the annual welcome BBQ. Opening Day is a time to celebrate the start of the new academic year and to come together as a community of faculty and staff to reflect on our achievements and our shared mission to serve our students and cultivate a supportive learning environment.

This year, we welcome distinguished Berklee alumnus Donald Harrison ’81 as our keynote speaker. As a New Orleans-born traditionalist; a modern jazz trendsetter; a former Jazz Messenger; a nurturer of young talent; a composer, bandleader, and alto saxophonist, Harrison is a complete musician and entertainer. Harrison, a Crescent City Renaissance man, has performed with a musical "who’s who" that includes Art Blakey, Dr. John, Digable Planets, Lena Horne, and Miles Davis, to name just a few.


RSVP here until August 28, 2015.

Please direct any questions or concerns to Opening Day committee chair Roya Hu.

To request accommodations on the basis of disability, contact Tracy Gibbs by email or by phone at 617 747-6967. Shuttle service will be available between the front of the Berklee Performance Center (136 Massachusetts Avenue) and the Westin Hotel.



Help Us Build the Opening Day Slideshow and Be Entered to Win a Gift Card

Please take a couple of minutes to answer a few questions here, and be entered to win a $50 gift card.


Between Us: A Conversation with Nate Albert

Tuesday / September 29, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
United States
Nate Albert

The Manifesto and Nate Albert visit Berklee to conduct a discussion with students and to record the final podcast for the inaugural series of Between Us. The discussion will be hosted by Michelle Sullivan, cofounder and editor-in-chief of The Manifesto, an annual print book dedicated to the business of music.

Albert, senior vice president of A&R at Republic Records, has signed such artists as the Weeknd, Phantogram, and Anberlin; worked on releases for Florence and the Machine and the Lonely Island, among others; and oversaw the release of the Oscar-nominated soundtrack to Universal Pictures' Le Misérables. On the performance side of his career, Albert cofounded the Mighty Mighty Bosstones when he was 13, playing lead guitar for the band for more than a decade.

Founded in 2012, The Manifesto was conceived as a platform for intelligent and positive discourse around the music industry community. Between Us is a podcast series curated by The Manifesto, bringing together music industry practitioners, artists, thinkers, and creative individuals for a converation about ideas that are relevant to their pursuit. 

The event is presented in association with Squarespace and WeTransfer, and in concert with Berklee's Music Business/Management Department. 


MSC Cruises Info Session & Auditions

Tuesday / September 15, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Perform on board with MSC Cruises!
Info Session: Learn about life on board
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 • 3:00 pm
Steve Heck Room, 1140 Boylston St., 1st fl
Tuesday-Sunday, September 15-20, 2015
Weekdays 7:00pm-9:00pm, Weekends 9:00am-4:00pm
Location TBD on campus
(See audition requirements below)
Positions available beginning October/November 2015:
• Drums
• Bass
• Guitar
• Sax/Clarinet
Positions available for future employment opportunities:
• Soloists (any instrument)
• Musical Groups (up to quintets)
If you are unable to audition in person, please submit your audition video online (see audition requirements below):
Login: Berklee
Password: Berklee
(Note: Please trust the website to be able to upload your files)

More info posted on the Berklee Career Manager: http://bit.ly/MSCCruises2015.

Audition Requirements (Soloists: please bring backing tracks or your own piano accompanist):
3 Standards
• 2-3 minutes of any traditional Jazz standard of your choosing. Short improvisation.
• 2-3 minutes of any Latin standard of your choosing. Short improvisation. 
• 2-3 minutes of any Brazilian standard of your choosing. Short improvisation. 
1 Pre-1980 Hit
• 2-3 minutes of any classic hit of your choosing. (e.g. Stevie Wonder, Elton John, etc.)
1 Post-2008 Hit
• 2-3 minutes of any modern hit of your choosing. (e.g. Daft Punk’s Lucky, Pharrell’s Happy, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, etc.)
1 Short Musical Test
• 5 minutes. Candidate might be asked to sight read and/or listen to a song and try to reproduce it to the best of their ability after given a few minutes with their instrument.
1 Short Interview
• 2-3 minutes. A few questions to get to know the candidate/band better musically and personally as well as getting administrative information. Additionally, we ask the candidate/band to provide us with a sample list of their general repertoire.
Auditions may last up to 30 minutes. A CD player, piano, drum set, and amplifiers will be provided on-site. Please bring your own drum sticks or guitar/bass cables.

Sunday Hike is Canceled due to Afternoon Storms

Sunday / July 26, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
160 Mass Ave - Meet here at 12 --now canceled
Sunday's Hike is Canceled due to rain - July 26, 2015

Let's Take A Hike! - Canceled



Sunday / July 26, 2015 / 12:00 p.m. - Canceled
Meet in front of 160 Mass Ave






Let's Take A Hike

Find time to connect with nature •  Meet new friends   •  Clear your head

Sign up to take a hike to Jamaica Plain's Arnold Arboretum - livewell@berklee.edu

Leave at 12pm - back by 3pm

Bring $5.00 or T-Pass for T transportation

And a filled bottle of water - Stay hydrated and  a Hat!


Meet at 160 Mass Ave at 12 noon.



Get to Know Berklee Websites

Monday / August 31, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

Do you know where to find your grades, course materials, department news, and upcoming events? Join the Learning Center and get familiar with the websites all Berklee students need to know: berklee.edu and the Berklee Hub, Inside Berklee Courses (aka OL), and MyBerklee.

In this tour of Berklee's websites, learn where you can find all the information you'll need to succeed as a student here.

Questions? Email internalcomm@berklee.edu.


Free. No RSVP necessary.

Learn How to be a Better Ally to People with Disabilities through the Allyability Workshop

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 12:30 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
United States

Join Josh Crary (Office for Diversity and Inclusion) and Gabe Roses (Disability Services for Students) to engage in a dialogue on identity related to numerous aspects of ability, potential ways to work as an ally, and how to address the difficult questions we may have with learning how to become a better ally. This opportunity is open to faculty, staff and students. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP via email to Josh Crary at jcrary@berklee.edu and be sure to identify any dietary and participation needs you may have.