Boston Conservatory at Berklee Graduate Studies Orientation, Fall 2017

Welcome to Berklee's graduate programs. Please refer to the information below for details about your fall 2017 orientation/intensive. If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at graduatestudies@berklee.edu. You can view the graduate bulletin and handbook here.

Graduate Student Orientation: Monday, August 28–Sunday, September 3, 2017

 

Schedule

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 28

9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Check-In
160 Massachusetts Avenue, third floor, Eisenson Room
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

English Language Placement Test
8 Fenway, rooms 303, 304

Simone Pilon, Ph.D., Chair, Liberal Arts Department

10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Technology Distribution (optional)
Student Computer Support Center, 180 Massachusetts Avenue, basement
(accessible entrance located at 186 Massachusetts Avenue)
1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
International Student Meeting and Lunch (required of all residential international students)
F-1 Visa Regulations
939 Boylston Street, Red Room
2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Campus Tour (Boston Conservatory at Berklee buildings)
Departing from 8 Fenway
3:00 p.m.
Campus Tour (Berklee College of Music buildings)
Departing from 160 Massachusetts Avenue
6:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.

Fall Production Auditions (Musical Theater)
31 Hemenway Street, rooms 401 and 402

Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Sara Stackhouse, Chair, Theater Division
Bill Casey, Faculty, Musical Theater
Michelle Chasse, Coordinator, Musical Theater, Dance
Patsy Collins Bandes, Faculty, Musical Theater 

All day
Student ID
155 Massachusetts Avenue, basement
All day
Bursar
921 Boylston Street, second floor
All day
Financial Aid/Student Employment (College)
921 Boylston Street, second floor
 
Financial Aid (Boston Conservatory at Berklee)
26 Fenway

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Check-In
St. Cecilia's Church, 18 Belvidere Street, lower reception hall
9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Breakfast

St. Cecilia's Church, 18 Belvidere Street, lower reception hall

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Welcome/Introductions/Overviews
St. Cecilia's Church, 18 Belvidere Street, lower reception hall

Roger H. Brown, President
Lawrence J. Simpson, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs/Provost
Cathy Young, Executive Director, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Joe Bennett, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Meet the Deans/Graduate Program Directors
Camille Colatosti, Ph.D., Dean, Institutional Research and Assessment/Graduate Studies
Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Darla Hanley, Ph.D., Dean, Professional Education Division
Ron Savage, Dean, Professional Performance Division
Michael Shinn, Dean, Music Division
Joy Allen, Ph.D., Chair, Music Therapy Department; MA-MTH Program Director
Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Marco Pignataro, Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute 
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Master's Keynote Panel: Why Art Matters

St. Cecilia's Church, 18 Belvidere Street, lower reception hall

Joy Allen, Ph.D., Chair, Music Therapy Department
Jonathan Bailey Holland, Ph.D., Chair, Core Studies and Contemporary Music
Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Sara Stackhouse, Chair, Theater Division

Moderator: Roya Hu, Director, Faculty Development

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. 
Graduate Student Brunch/Lunch

St. Cecilia's Church, 18 Belvidere Street, lower reception hall

Chris Reade, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Campus Life
James O'Dell, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Harp Auditions
8 Fenway, room 406

Ina Zdorovetchi, Coordinator, Harp

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Percussion Auditions
132 Ipswich Street, room 106

Nancy Zeltsman, Faculty, Percussion/Marimba

1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Brass Auditions
31 Hemenway Street, room 401

Larry Isaacson, Faculty, Brass

3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Viola Auditions
8 Fenway, Houston Hall

Rhonda Rider, Faculty, Strings

6:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.

Fall Production Auditions (Musical Theater)
31 Hemenway Street, rooms 401 and 402

Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Sara Stackhouse, Chair, Theater Division
Bill Casey, Faculty, Musical Theater
Michelle Chasse, Coordinator, Musical Theater, Dance
Patsy Collins Bandes, Faculty, Musical Theater 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Theory Proficiency (Music Division)
132 Ipswich Street, room 106

John Murphree, Coordinator, Theory

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Musicianship Evaluation (Theater Division)
31 Hemenway Street, room 406

Steven Ladd Jones, Faculty, Musical Theater, Music Skills

10:00 a.m.–10:30 p.m.
Ear Training Profiency (Music Division)
132 Ipswich Street, room 106

John Murphree, Coordinator, Theory

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
Music History Profiency (Music Division)
132 Ipswich Street, room 106

Elizabeth Seitz, Coordinator, Music History
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Campus Community Engagement (Lunch)

St. Cecilia's Church, 18 Belvidere Street, lower reception hall

Learn about campus resources focused on commuter student engagement and the services that are available to graduate students regarding health and wellness. Berklee is a community that is committed to an inclusive learning environment where all members can be supported to achieve their academic and personal goals. This session will offer you the framework for a balanced and supported experience at Berklee.

Chris Kandus-Fisher, Ed.D., Vice President of Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion/Chief Equity Officer 
Jeff Klug, Associate Dean, Student Health and Wellness
Anna Takahama, Director, Student Activities and Leadership

3:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

New Graduate Student Voice, Opera, and Pedagogy Auditions
8 Fenway, Seully Hall, fourth floor

Patty Thom, Faculty, Voice, Opera

6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

New Graduate Student Voice, Opera, and Pedagogy Diction Exam
8 Fenway, Opera Studio, fourth floor

Patty Thom, Faculty, Voice, Opera

6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Fall Production Auditions (Musical Theater)
31 Hemenway Street, rooms 401 and 402

Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Sara Stackhouse, Chair, Theater Division
Bill Casey, Faculty, Musical Theater
Michelle Chasse, Coordinator, Musical Theater, Dance
Patsy Collins Bandes, Faculty, Musical Theater 

Thursday, AUGUST 31

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Music Departmental Advising

Contemporary Music and Composition, 8 Fenway, room 303
Strings, 8 Fenway, room 007
Brass, 8 Fenway, room 503
Choral Conducting, 8 Fenway, room 110
Orchestral Conducting, 8 Fenway, room 401
Piano, 8 Fenway, room 306
Voice, 8 Fenway, Seully Hall, rooms 403, 406, and 408
Woodwinds, 8 Fenway, room 402
Harp, 8 Fenway, room 404
Collaborative Piano and Intermediate ESL, 8 Fenway, room 304
Percussion, 132 Ipswich Street, room 106

James O'Dell, Associate Dean, Academic Operations
Andy Vores, Associate Dean, Curriculum and Academic Planning
Department Faculty Advisors

10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Musical Theater Dance Placement: Ballet, Jazz, and Tap
31 Hemenway Street, rooms 003, 007, 102, 201

Michelle Chasse, Coordinator, Musical Theater, Dance

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Theater Division Advising
31 Hemenway Street, room 401

Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Bill Casey, Faculty, Music Theater
Michelle Chasse, Coordinator, Musical Theater, Dance
Patsy Collins, Faculty, Musical Theater, Dance

1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Library Tours (Last Names A–M; Music Division)
8 Fenway, Albert Alphin Library, second floor
2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Library Tours (Last Names N–Z; Music Division)
8 Fenway, Albert Alphin Library, second floor
2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Library Tours (Theater Division)
8 Fenway, Albert Alphin Library, second floor
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Planning Your Career (All Students)
132 Ipswich Street, room 106

Planning for your future starts on your first day at Berklee. Learn about the resources that are available for all students through the Career Center. Additionally, hear from a group of students who will share how they have networked, gigged, and gained experiences through internships to get themselves career ready. 

Career Center: Stefanie Henning, Associate Vice President, Career Strategy and Services
Melissa Levine, Director, Career Center
Andy Chau, Associate Director, Career Services
Nicole Mlynczak, Assistant Director, Career Center

6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Fall Production Auditions (Musical Theater)
31 Hemenway Street, rooms 401 and 402

Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Sara Stackhouse, Chair, Theater Division
Bill Casey, Faculty, Musical Theater
Michelle Chasse, Coordinator, Musical Theater, Dance
Patsy Collins Bandes, Faculty, Musical Theater 

7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Voice and Opera Expectations Meeting
8 Fenway, Seully Hall, fourth floor

Patty Thom, Faculty, Voice, Opera

8:00 p.m.

Stop Kiss: Theater Division Orientation Play
31 Hemenway Street, MainStage Theater

Written by Diana Son, Directed by Jennie Israel

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Violin Auditions
8 Fenway, Houston Hall

Rhonda Rider, Faculty, Strings

9:00 a.m. –8:00 p.m.

Woodwind Auditions
132 Ipswich Street, room 106

Michael Norsworthy, Faculty, Woodwinds

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Vocal Health Clinic
31 Hemenway Street, Main Stage Theater

Patty Thom, Faculty, Voice, Opera

1:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Cello and Double Bass Auditions
8 Fenway, Houston Hall

Rhonda Rider, Faculty, Strings

2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Theater Division Meet and Greet (First- and Second-Year Students)
31 Hemenway Street, Theater Offices

Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Sara Stackhouse, Chair, Theater Division
Patsy Collins Bandes,
Faculty, Theater Division
Farah Costa, Administrative Coordinator, Theater Division

3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

Theater Division Second Year Thesis Jam with Advisors
31 Hemenway Street, Theater Offices

Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Sara Stackhouse, Chair, Theater Division
Helen Deborah Lewis, Faculty, Theater Division

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Tech Rehearsal for All Performers for Graduate Reception
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street

5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Graduate Studies Party and Concert
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Cabaret Auditions
8 Fenway, Opera Studio, fourth floor

Kim Haack, Director, External Relations

6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Fall Production Auditions (Musical Theater)
31 Hemenway Street, rooms 401 and 402

Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Sara Stackhouse, Chair, Theater Division
Bill Casey, Faculty, Musical Theater
Michelle Chasse, Coordinator, Musical Theater, Dance
Patsy Collins Bandes, Faculty, Musical Theater 

8:00 p.m.

Stop Kiss: Theater Division Orientation Play
31 Hemenway Street, MainStage Theater

Written by Diana Son, Directed by Jennie Israel

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Fall Production Callbacks and Dance Callbacks (Musical Theater)
31 Hemenway Street, rooms 001, 003, 007

Neil Donohoe, Dean, Theater Division
Sara Stackhouse, Chair, Theater Division
Patsy Collins Bandes,
Faculty, Theater Division

Farah Costa, Administrative Coordinator, Theater Division
Theater Faculty

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Women's Welcome Brunch (optional)
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Dining Hall
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Contemporary Music Ensemble Auditions
132 Ipswich Street, room 106

Eric Alexander Hewitt, Music Director of Wind Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Composers' Orchestra, and Classical Contemporary Music Ensemble; Artistic Director of the annual New Music Festival 
2:00 p.m.

Stop Kiss: Theater Division Orientation Play
31 Hemenway Street, MainStage Theater

Written by Diana Son, Directed by Jennie Israel

8:00 p.m.

Stop Kiss: Theater Division Orientation Play
31 Hemenway Street, MainStage Theater

Written by Diana Son, Directed by Jennie Israel

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Cabaret Auditions
8 Fenway, Opera Studio, fourth floor

Kim Haack, Director, External Relations