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Berklee ID Card Update Event for Staff

Friday / January 13, 2017 / 9:00 a.m.
150 Massachusetts Avenue, room A03/A05

Today's ID update event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 150 Massachusetts Avenue, room A03/A05.

As integration of our Boston campus continues, all students, faculty, and staff at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee will be issued new ID cards that will grant access to academic and administrative College and Conservatory buildings. This process will formally begin for staff and faculty on January 11, 2017. All members of the Berklee community must have their new ID card by February 17 in order to ensure continuation of building access. 

  • The new ID cards take only a few minutes to produce. You are not required to have a new picture taken, but may choose to have your photo updated. 

  • You do not need to turn in your old ID cards, though these cards will no longer function after the new ID is produced. 

Several ID update events are being offered to make this transition efficient and convenient.  View all upcoming ID update events.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee ID Card Update Event for Staff

Thursday / January 12, 2017 / 9:00 a.m.
855 Boylston Street, 7th Floor Conference Room
Boston

Today's ID update event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 855 Boylston Street, 7th floor conference room.

As integration of our Boston campus continues, all students, faculty, and staff at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee will be issued new ID cards that will grant access to academic and administrative College and Conservatory buildings. This process will formally begin for staff and faculty on January 11, 2017. All members of the Berklee community must have their new ID card by February 17 in order to ensure continuation of building access. 

  • The new ID cards take only a few minutes to produce. You are not required to have a new picture taken, but may choose to have your photo updated. 
  • You do not need to turn in your old ID cards, though these cards will no longer function after the new ID is produced. 

Several ID update events are being offered to make this transition efficient and convenient.  View all upcoming ID update events.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee ID Card Update Event for Staff

Wednesday / January 11, 2017 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Today's ID update event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at David Friend Recital Hall.

As integration of our Boston campus continues, all students, faculty, and staff at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee will be issued new ID cards that will grant access to academic and administrative College and Conservatory buildings. This process will formally begin for staff and faculty on January 11, 2017. All members of the Berklee community must have their new ID card by February 17 in order to ensure continuation of building access. 

  • The new ID cards take only a few minutes to produce. You are not required to have a new picture taken, but may choose to have your photo updated. 
  • You do not need to turn in your old ID cards, though these cards will no longer function after the new ID is produced. 

Several ID update events are being offered to make this transition efficient and convenient.  View all upcoming ID update events.

Admission: 
Free

Information Session: Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz Concentration)

Thursday / January 26, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

This information session will provide an overview of Berklee's Master of Music degree in contemporary performance (global jazz concentration), which offers advanced studies to instrumentalists and vocalists who demonstrate excellent musical proficiency and wish to develop their performance career.

Agenda:

  • Program overview: Danilo Pérez, artistic director, and Marco Pignataro, managing director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI)
  • Admissions process: Javier Parra, assistant director of admissions
  • Panel discussion with current and past students
  • Question-and-answer session
  • BGJI graduate student ensemble showcase

Registration is requested. This event will be livestreamed. If you are interested in this information session but unable to make it in person, please register below and we will email you the link to the streaming feed a few days before the event.

 
Admission: 
Free

2017 MLK Celebration Series: Mobilize, Educate, Elevate​

Tuesday / January 31, 2017 / 12:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Berklee hosts its fourth annual MLK Celebration Series, engaging the Berklee community and the public in celebration and discussion of furthering the work of the great Martin Luther King Jr. Please join us for the following events:

Senior Leadership and Student Luncheon

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Loft, 921 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor

Students are invited to join members of senior leadership for lunch and discussion on our climate, accomplishments, and future plans for furthering equity, diversity, and inclusion at Berklee.

This event is open to students only. Please RSVP by emailing Josh Crary.


MLK Celebration Keynote and Performance

Friday, February 3, 2017
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue

Join us as we embolden our inner activists and demonstrate what it means to mobilize, educate, and elevate the work celebrated through the life and legacy of Dr. King. Berklee trustee, Harvard professor, and prolific activist Sarah Lawrence-Lightfoot will deliver our keynote address and share the stage with Berklee faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department, Bill Pierce, who will perform and be followed by the awarding of the Bill Pierce/MLK scholarship to the 2017 recipient. Our featured guest artist, India Arie, will perform a short set of her incredible music that will heal and empower our greater community. All of this will be supported by the talents and leadership of our incredible students.

This event is open to the public. View more or purchase tickets.


Black Lives Matter: Sankofa

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue

The Black Lives Matter Concert series at Berklee is a student-curated, produced, and performed effort to educate through words and music on the historical, systemic, institutional, and socioeconomic events of our time that have contributed to both the progress and disenfranchisement of people of the African Diaspora. This year's concert will highlight vital periods in the history of struggles for liberation, set to a soundtrack of moving and motivational music, reflective of those times in history and present day. Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as "Go back and get it." Used to reflect the common adage "if we don't know our history, we are doomed to repeat it," Sankofa asks us to retrieve the lessons of our past to improve our present and future.

This event is open to the public. View more information for purchase tickets.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Career Seminar, January 11 - January 13, 2017

Wednesday / January 11, 2017 / 4:00 a.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

The Career Seminar (January 11-13, 2017) is a three-day intensive mandatory course brought to you by the International Career Center, where a mix of staff, faculty and industry professionals will put the focus on careers and music industry insight. 

Panels, workshops, advising sessions and more activities such as mixers and musical showcases will be the common thread for guests from companies such as Live Nation, Ableton, Billboard and Native Instruments, just to name a few, to share their professional experience along with well known and respected artists, DJ's, engineers, composers and producers.

Download the program for graduate students:

SP2017 Career Seminar - Graduate Students.pdf

Download the program for undergraduate students:

SP2017 Career Seminar - Study Abroad Students.pdf

 

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

Saturday / February 4, 2017 / 9:30 a.m.
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
Lesléa Newman presentation and Q&A

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

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