Berklee College of Music Graduate Studies Orientation, Fall 2019

Welcome to Berklee's graduate programs. Please refer to the information below for details about your fall 2019 orientation. 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: Tuesday, September 3–Friday, September 6, 2019

 

Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz Concentration) Schedule 

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music: Student Check-In
Richard Ortner Studio Building
132 Ipswich Street, Lobby
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Technology Distribution (ongoing)
Student Computer Support Center
186 Massachusetts Avenue, Lower Level

9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Berklee College of Music Campus Tour
Departing from Richard Ortner Studio Building
132 Ipswich Street, Lobby
11:30 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Welcome/Introductions: Lunch
Graduate Studies Curriculum Overview
Richard Ortner Studio Building

132 Ipswich Street, Room 106

Roger H. Brown, President
Lawrence J. Simpson, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
Betsy Newman, Senior Vice President for Student Enrollment and Engagement
Cathy Young, Executive Director, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Jay KennedyVice President for Academic Affairs/Vice Provost 

Meet the Deans/Graduate Program Directors
Robert C. Lagueux, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs 
Andy Vores, Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Neil Donohoe, Dean of Theater, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Ron Savage, Dean, Professional Performance Division, Berklee College of Music
Michael Shinn, Dean of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Marco Pignataro, Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
12:15 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Master's Degree Keynote Panel: Being an Artist Today
Richard Ortner Studio Building

132 Ipswich Street, Room 106

Patsy Collins Bandes, Interim Chair of Theater, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Krystal Banfield, Associate Vice President, Education Outreach and Social Entrepreneurship, Berklee College of Music  
Omar Hakim, Chair, Percussion, Berklee College of Music
Jonathan Bailey HollandChair of Composition, Contemporary Music and Core Studies, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Moderator: Roya Hu, Senior Director, Faculty Development
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Entering Students and Recent Graduates Meet
1260 Boylston Street, Room 201

Danilo PérezArtistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Marco Pignataro, Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Meet with Faculty and Advisors
1260 Boylston Street, Room 201

Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Marco Pignataro, Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Allan Chase, Chair of Ear Training
Rob Hochschild, Associate Professor, Liberal Arts
Bruno Raberg, Professor, Ensembles
Jeanine Cowen, Professor, Film Scoring
Jerry Leake, Associate Professor, Percussion
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Ensemble Placement Auditions
1260 Boylston Street, Room 201

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Welcome Breakfast
1260 Boylston Street, Room 201

Marco Pignataro, Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Music for Social Change
1260 Boylston Street, Room 201

Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Patricia Zarate, Executive Director, Panama Jazz Festival
11:00 a.m.–12:40 p.m. 
Rehearsal for the Performance at Susan Bailis Assisted Living Center
1260 Boylston Street, Room 201

Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Patricia Zarate, Executive Director, Panama Jazz Festival
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Career Center Meeting and Lunch (required)
8 Fenway, Seully Hall, Floor 4

Melissa Levine, Associate Dean, Career Services
Andy Chau, Associate Director, Career Services 
3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Rehearsal for the Graduate Concert on Friday
1260 Boylston Street, Room 201

Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Breakfast Session for Residential International Students
(required for residential international graduate students)
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Eisenson Room

Andrea Tikofsky, Associate Director of International Students Services 
10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Technology Bundle Distribution
Student Computer Support Center, 186 Massachusetts Avenue, Lower Level
*Before going to the Library Learning Resources Session below, you must pick up the technology bundle.
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Library Learning Resources Session: Bring Your Laptop (required)
Stan Getz Library, 150 Massachusetts Avenue

Blair Pershyn, Associate Director of Training and Programs
Madelyn Washington, Digital Learning Librarian
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
"It's Your Berklee:" Equity Session with Lunch (required)
8 Fenway, Seully Hall, Floor 4

Cei Lambert, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion
Lee Helmken Cherry, Deputy Equity Officer for Administration, Intake, and Support
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

The MTEC Room
1260 Boylston Street, Room 203

Ray Seol, Graduate Studies Program Coordinator 
Alex Yen, Post-Master's Degree Fellow
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Rehearsal for the Graduate Concert
1260 Boylston Street, Room 201

Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Preparing for Susan Bailis Assisted Living Center Concert
1260 Boylston Street, Room 201
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. 
Visit/Performance at Susan Bailis Assisted Living Center
352 Massachusetts Avenue
Marco Pignataro, Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.  Sound Check and Rehearsal for All Performers in Evening Concert
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Graduate Studies Concert and Reception
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street

This reception and concert is open to all and features student performers from Conservatory's theater and music divisions,  the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and others. Join your classmates and faculty in celebrating your week.

 Optional Events for All Graduate Students


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.    
or     
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Convocation and Concert

Berklee Performance Center       
136 Massachusetts Avenue

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Library Learning Resources Open House
Stan Getz Library, 150 Massachusetts Avenue, and Albert Alphin Library, 8 Fenway
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Library Learning Resources Open House
Stan Getz Library, 150 Massachusetts Avenue, and Albert Alphin Library, 8 Fenway
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Library Learning Resources Open House
Stan Getz Library, 150 Massachusetts Avenue, and Albert Alphin Library, 8 Fenway

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Students of Color Social
The Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) Flix
Prudential Lawn

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Social
The Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Jam Session
Dining Hall, 160 Massachusetts Avenue

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Block Party
7 Haviland Street

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
25-Plus Social
The Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Women's Welcome Reception 
31 Hemenway Street, Room 401
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Getting Involved and Maximizing Your Experience
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. 
The Sacrosanct Accompanist Dance Video
31 Hemenway Street, Boston Conservatory Theater, Floor 2
Evening 
SGA Karaoke Night
Dining Hall, 160 Massachusetts Avenue