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Boston Day of Reflection: Creating a More Caring and Just Community

Saturday / February 4, 2017 / 9:30 a.m.
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Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Refreshments

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Welcome by Julie Burros, Boston Chief of Arts and Culture

10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Boston ProArts Consortium Panel: How to Create a More Inclusive College Community
Featuring Brenda Bailey, Assistant Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at MassArt; Neil Donohoe, Dean of Theater, Boston Conservatory; Tamia Jordan, Director Intercultural Student Affairs, Emerson College; Rene Pfister, Voice Faculty, Berklee; Daniel Soghomonian, Phonathon Manger, Berklee; and moderated by Kevin Johnson, Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Berklee.

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard
Leslea Newman presentation and Q&A

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Performance by Melissa Ferrick and Children's Choir
Booksigning by Leslea Newman

This event anticipates the presentation of celebrated Grammy-winners Craig Hella Johnson and choral ensemble Conspirare's performance of Johnson's new musical masterwork, Considering Matthew Shepard, on Sunday, February 5 at Boston Symphony Hall. 

 

 
Admission: 
Free

A Tribute to Tryin’ Times: An Informal Evening of Music and Post-Election Discussion Hosted by the Faculty Coalition for Music and Activism

Wednesday / December 14, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room B41, 150 Massachusetts Avenue

Please join the Berklee Faculty Coalition for Music and Activism for A Tribute to Tryin’ Times: An Informal Evening of Music and Post-Election Discussion. This event is a quiet alternative following the college's faculty/staff holiday party.

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: Screening of the documentary 13th, focusing on race in the United States criminal justice system

8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion, Music, and Open Forum: Music as a Prescription for Healing

The event will be held in the multi-purpose room B41 at 150 Massachusetts Avenue.
 

Please feel free to pass on this invitation to any others you believe may be interested in exploring how we prepare ourselves and our students for safe sanctuary during this time of great change. Music helps build meaningful connection and support. This event is open to all in the Berklee community.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Lawrence Watson at lwatson@berklee.edu.

Professors Karen Wacks and Lawrence Watson
Co-Chairs, Faculty Coalition for Music and Activism


About the Faculty Coalition for Music and Activism (FCMA)

The Faculty Coalition for Music and Activism (FCMA) is an all-faculty group that began in the 2003 as the Diversity in Curriculum Task Force (DCTF), itself in turn a task force of the college’s 2005 diversity initiative.   

This task force met for two years and was comprised of chairs, administrators, and faculty from a variety of departments and divisions throughout the college. When the terms of service for the committee were completed, the faculty group felt dedicated to continue to work together and bring in other faculty, staff, and administrators who were as committed to improving the teaching and learning environment at Berklee – thus, the Faculty Coalition evolved from the DCTF in community with the Women’s Network and the Association of Faculty and Staff of African Descent.

Today, the coalition with expanded membership, is a voluntary group of faculty, staff, and administrators who meet on a regular basis with the function of creating forums to discuss challenging and difficult issues that face our communities and impact the student experience at Berklee. Though our general focus has primarily been to explore the role of power, inequality, privilege, institutional racism, and their impact on the teaching and learning experience, we remain committed to improving the general quality of life at Berklee. 

Admission: 
Free

Auditions: The Music and Life of Bob Marley (PS-180)

Tuesday / January 24, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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150 Mass Ave, room B08
Boston
MA
02215

Auditions are now open for Matt Jenson's Spring 2017 course PS-180 "The Music and Life of Bob Marley" on Tuesday, 1/24 from 4-6PM & Wednesday, 1/25 from 8-10PM in room B08 at 150 Mass Ave

This is a 2 credit Performance Studies class, meeting Tuesday's from 4-6PM

We are looking for: Bass, drumset, 2 guitars, 1 percussion, 1 lead singer, 1 backup singers, trombone, trumpet (or alto sax)

Just show up ready to play or sing. The audition is a big JAM SESSION!

Tunes to know: Waiting in Vain (key of G), Rebel Music, Positive Vibration

There are no ensemble rating requirements to get in.

Please contact Matt Jenson mjenson@berklee.edu for questions.

Admission: 
Free

Atlanta Spring Break Info Session

Friday / December 9, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Join us for an info session on Friday, December 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and hear from faculty, staff, and students from past trips. 

The deadline to apply for the trip is Sunday, December 11.

Apply at berklee.edu/atlanta.

For more information, email atlantatrip@berklee.edu 

Admission: 
No RSVP needed

Churros y Chocolate with Berklee Study Abroad!

Thursday / December 8, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Student Activities Center Lounge
921 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Stop by the Student Activities Center and enjoy a traditional Spanish treat. Meet the study abroad staff, as well as returned and prospective students, and learn more about Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain. 

See you there!

African Music Institute, Gabon informational lunch session

Tuesday / December 13, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join us for an information session on the African Music Institute, a pan-African educational institution, scheduled to open in September 2017, in Libreville, Gabon. This independent Institute is being created in collaboration with Berklee. It will function as the first Berklee International Network School in Africa. Courses taken there will articulate with Berklee and students will be able to transfer to Berklee if they choose, or finish their degrees in Gabon. Studies will focus on composition, music core subjects (harmony, ear training), music performance, music technology, media production, and dance. Please RSVP to attend the event or email partnerships@berklee.edu for more information.

 
Admission: 
no ticket required

No Glove: No Love (World AIDS Day)

Thursday / December 1, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

Undegraduate students of the Health and Wellness class launch an on campus awareness campaign to promote prevention and sexual health in commemoration of  World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year, and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988. 

This on campus campaign will take place between 10.00AM and 2.00PM on Thursday, December 1st at the Lobby. The whole community is encouraged to participate to remind ourselves that, unfortunately: AIDS isn't just a disease of the past, and that protective measures to combat HIV and other STDs are still necessary today.

Join the No Glove No Love: Condoms and Cookies event on Facebook for more information and help us spread the knowledge, not the virus.

Stress Management Workshop

Monday / December 5, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

Finals are round the corner!! So is the Holiday season and the end to a very intense, fruitful and creative time in Valencia...

We think it's time to slow down before the last push of the semester, and so the Student Affairs and Counseling offices at the Valencia campus want to help by offering all Valencia students the possibility to decompress and relax through the participation in this helpful workshop. Facilitated by Dr Maria Zarza, we'll practice stress management, meditation and relaxation techniques that we will be able to then apply ourselves in the comfort of our own homes and that will help us deal with the stress of the last weeks of study and work. We encourage all students to try out these techniques and to incorporate them to your daily lives too as a regular practice to take better care of your bodies and souls.

Join us in Sala C on Monday, December 5 from 6.00PM to 8.00PM (feel free to join when you are available if you cannot be there at the beginning of the session) for a very needed space and time with yourself.

RSVP via studentaffaisvalencia@berklee.edu (snacks will be provided for those that confirm attendance!!)

Shifting the Conversation Series: Songs for Social Change (part 2)

Friday / December 9, 2016 / 1:30 p.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

Our Shifting the Conversation series for the Fall 2016 semester comes to an exciting end with the help of four talented musicians from within our community. Lili del Sol Atehortua (CPPD), Nathalie Hernandez (Study Abroad), Devin Malloy (CPPD) and Massimiliano Mechelli (SFTV) will share with us their original compositions and the individual creative processes behind them.

Through the generous sharing of their original compositions, showing a myriad of musical genres, we hope to engage participants in acknowledging and experiencing the power of Music, and all forms of Art, to instigate positive change in our diverse communities. Music has the intrinsic power to move people -audiences- to their core. Using such power to help us, not only reflect on our individual lives as human beings and artists, but also as active agents in our diverse communities, capable of inspiring others, healing them, calling them to action and helping them reflect, unite and rebel against social injustices, is therefore definitely worth exploring as we look to find our place in this ever-changing world landscape.

In the spirit of President Roger Brown´s message as a reflection on the 2016 US Presidential Election: "For those who feel their voices have been silenced, let’s lift our voices in art and music and words and deeds and stay strong."

Join us on Friday December 9 at 1.30PM (new time!!) in B54 for this last chance for collective and inspirational reflection during this semester, and make sure you RSVP via studentaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu so we can secure some lunch!

ASK THE CONSUL: Live Facebook event for US citizens in Spain

Wednesday / November 30, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.

The AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES section of the U.S. Embassy will be hosting a live Q&A event on Facebook on November 30 from 12:00-1:00 pm (Valencia time) This is an opportunity to ask questions and get useful information pertaining to U.S. citizens in Spain.

 

All US citizens within the Berklee in Valencia community (students, staff and faculty) are invited to join the discussion. Simply click on the link included in the Ask the Consul Facebook event created by the US Embassy in Madrid. Feel free to post questions ahead of time!

 

How do I renew my U.S. passport? What to do if I have been a victim of crime or sexual assault in Spain? What to do in a crisis?

#AsktheConsul

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