Berklee College of Music Graduate Studies Orientation/Intensive, 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/Intensive: Monday, August 28–Friday, September 1, 2017

 

Schedule: All Graduate Students at Berklee College of Music

MONDAY, AUGUST 28

9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Check-In/Register  
Graduate Studies Office
160 Massachusetts Avenue, third floor, Eisenson Room
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., 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
All day
Student ID
155 Massachusetts Avenue, basement
All day
Bursar
921 Boylston Street, second floor, room 242
All day
Financial Aid/Student Employment
921 Boylston Street, second floor
Program-Specific Schedules for Tuesday, August 29, through Friday, September 1
See Master of Arts in Music Therapy: First-Year Students schedule below. 
See Master of Arts in Music Therapy: Second-Year Students schedule below.
See Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz Concentration) schedule below.

 

Program-Specific Schedule

Master of Arts in Music Therapy: First-Year Students Schedule

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, 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 

1:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Music Therapy Department Policies
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department

2:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Song Introductions
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department

4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Self-Care for the Caregiver
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Kathleen Howland, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cafeteria 
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Integrative Medicine
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Suzanne Hanser, Ed.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department

11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m.

Culminating Experience Proposals
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department
Peggy Codding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

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 
Jeff Klug, Associate Dean, Student Health and Wellness
Anna Takahama, Director, Student Activities and Leadership

3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Culminating Experience Proposals
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department
Peggy Codding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

Thursday, AUGUST 31

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cafeteria 
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Library Services
150 Massachusetts Avenue, first floor, Media Lab and Library

Madelyn Washington, Digital Learning Librarian

10:45 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

Technology (Bring Your Laptop)
Student Computer Support Center, 180 Massachusetts Avenue, B008-9
(accessible entrance located at 186 Massachusetts Avenue)

Bill Anderson, Associate Director for Student Technology Services
Joe Addante, Manager of Operations for Student Technology Services
Madeleine Toh, Associate Director of Learning Technology

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

Theory of Everything
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Peggy Codding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Career Services (Lunch)
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Learn about the career resources that can support music therapy professionals through a collaboration between the Career Center and the Music Therapy Department. 
 

Stefanie Henning, Associate Vice President, Career Strategy and Services
Melissa Levine, Director, Career Strategy and Services
Andy Chau, Associate Director, Career Strategies
Kristin Synder, Assistant Director of Career Services

2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Community Music Therapy
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Karen Wacks, M.A., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department

3:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Biopsychosocial
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Culminating Experience Proposals
William Davis Room, 150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department
Peggy Codding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast 
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cafeteria
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Resource-Oriented Music Therapy
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Use of Inductions
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room
1:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Neuroscience Primer
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Kathleen Howland, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Developing a Research Agenda
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Wrap-Up
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Recreational Music Making (optional)
7 Haviland Street, room 117
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Graduate Studies Concert and Reception
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street

 

Master of Arts in Music Therapy: Second-Year Students Schedule

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Culturally Informed Music (Breakfast) 
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, M.A., MT-BC, Assistant Professor, Music Therapy Department

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Brunch/Lunch
St. Cecilia's Church, 18 Belvidere Street, lower reception

Chris Reade, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Campus Life 

1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Institutional Review Board
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Sharon Kramer, Ph.D., Director, Institutional Research and Assessment
Mike Mason, Ph.D., Assistant Chair, Liberal Arts Department; Chair, Institutional Review Board

2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Archiving Process
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Sofia Becerra-Licha, Associate Director, Archives

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Formatting 101
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Advising
Faculty Offices

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department
Peggy Codding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cafeteria
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Integrative Medicine
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Culminating Experience Proposals
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department
Peggy Codding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room
1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 

Clinical Songwriting
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Brian Jantz, M.A., MT-BC, Assistant Professor, Music Therapy Department

3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Culminating Experience Proposals
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department
Peggy Codding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

Thursday, AUGUST 31

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cafeteria
9:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Education and Supervision
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Career Services (Lunch)
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Learn about the career resources that can support music therapy professionals through a collaboration between the Career Center and the Music Therapy Department. 
 

Stefanie Henning, Associate Vice President, Career Strategy and Services
Melissa Levine, Director, Career Strategy and Services
Andy Chau, Associate Director, Career Strategies
Kristin Synder, Assistant Director of Career Services

2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Advanced Clinical Techniques
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department
Brian Jantz, M.A., MT-BC, Assistant Professor, Music Therapy Department

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Culminating Experience Proposals
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department
Peggy Codding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast 
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cafeteria
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Resource-Oriented Music Therapy
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Use of Inductions
7 Haviland Street, room 117

Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room
1:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Project Timelines
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department
Peggy Codding, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Suzanne Hanser, Ph.D., MT-BC, Professor, Music Therapy Department
Heather Wagner, Ph.D., MT-BC, Associate Professor, Music Therapy Department

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Developing a Research Agenda
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Wrap-Up
150 Massachusetts Avenue, second floor, William Davis Room

Joy Allen, Ph.D., MT-BC, Chair, Music Therapy Department

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Recreational Music Making (optional)
7 Haviland Street, room 117
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Graduate Studies Concert and Reception
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street

 

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

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 

1:15 p.m.2:15 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

2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Meet with Faculty and Advisors
Ensemble Auditions

1260 Boylston Street, room 201

Danilo Pérez, Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Marco Pignataro, Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute

4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Rehearsal for Susan Bailey Senior Center
1260 Boylston Street, room 201

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cafeteria
9:30 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.–12:45 p.m. 
Performance at Susan Bailey Senior Center
Susan Bailey Senior Center
 
Marco Pignataro, Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
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 
Jeff Klug, Associate Dean, Student Health and Wellness
Anna Takahama, Director, Student Activities and Leadership

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Breakfast 
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cafeteria
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Technology (Bring Your Laptop)
Student Computer Support Center, 180 Massachusetts Avenue, B008-9
(accessible entrance located at 186 Massachusetts Avenue)

Bill Anderson, Associate Director for Student Technology Services
Madeleine Toh, Associate Director of Learning Technology
Joe Addante, Manager of Operations for Student Technology Services

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

The Mixing Room (Bring Your Laptop)
1260 Boylston Street, room 201

Daniel Babai '16G, 2016–2017 Post-Master's Fellow
Neil Dingies, Post-Master's Fellow

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Planning Your Career
132 Ipswich, 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. 

Stefanie Henning, Associate Vice President, Career Strategy and Services
Melissa Levine, Director, Career Strategy and Services
Andy Chau, Associate Director, Career Strategies
Kristin Synder, Assistant Director of Career Services

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Breakfast 
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Cafeteria
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. 
Rehearsal for Friday Night Performance
1260 Boylston Street, room 201

George Garzone, Professor, Woodwind Department
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 Concert and Reception
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street