Information for Registered Students in Guitar Sessions

2019 Information

The following information will help you plan and prepare for your time on campus:


Check-In/Registration

 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
  • Check in at the Summer Programs registration table.
  • Pay any fees at the Office of the Bursar, 921 Boylston Street, room 242.
  • Move in to your room at your convenience.

Students who are staying on campus will be housed at Berklee’s 160 Massachusetts Avenue residence hall. When you check in, you will receive your room key and detailed information from the Housing Office about the meal plan and facilities.


Program Schedule

All participants will receive an individual class schedule upon check-in. Please note that this outline is an approximation and is subject to change.

Sunday, August 11

 
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Auditions
921 Boylston Street, Fourth Floor
 
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Break
 
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Concert Featuring David Fiuczynski
Faculty Artist: Jazz and Blues
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Dinner 
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Jam Sessions
 
Blues Jam Session
Dan Bowden
David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street
 
Jazz Jam Session
John Baboian
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1W
 
9:30 p.m.
Housing Meeting for All On-Campus Students
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Dining Hall
 
There is a nightly curfew of 10:30 p.m. for all on-campus students.
 

Monday, August 12

 
8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Breakfast
Students may eat at any time in this window.
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
9:00 a.m.
Schedule Pick-Up
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Fretboard and Styles, or Ensemble
 
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Clinic and Performance: Jane Miller
Faculty Artist: Songwriting and Jazz
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Fretboard and Styles, or Ensemble
 
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Clinic and Performance: Colin Sapp with Dave Davidson from Revocation
Faculty Artist: Jam/Fusion
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Dinner
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Concert: Mike Williams
Faculty Artist: Blues
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
9:00 p.m.–10:15 p.m.
Jam Sessions
 
Rock Jam Session
Bobby Stanton
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1A
 
Jam Band Jam Session
Sal DiFusco
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1W
 

Tuesday, August 13

 
9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Cafeteria hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
 
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Fretboard and Styles, or Ensemble
 
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Clinic and Performance: Guy Van Duser
Faculty Artist: Fingerstyle
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Fretboard and Styles, or Ensemble
 
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Clinic and Performance: Leni Stern
Faculty Artist: Jazz
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Dinner
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Concert: Leni Stern
Visiting Artist: Jazz
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
9:00 p.m.–10:15 p.m.
Jam Sessions
 
Jazz Jam Session
Curt Shumate
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1A
 
Classic Rock Jam Session
Craig Hlady
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1W

 


Wednesday, August 14

 
9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Cafeteria hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
 
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Fretboard and Styles, or Ensemble
 
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Clinic and Performance: David Newsam
Faculty Artist: Classical Guitar/Latin Jazz
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Fretboard and Styles, or Ensemble
 
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Clinic and Performance: Kim Perlak and David Tronzo
Faculty Artists: Classical/Modern Improvisation
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Dinner
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Concert: Freddie Bryant
Faculty Artist: Modern Jazz/Latin
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
9:00 p.m.–10:15 p.m.
Jam Sessions
 
Metal/Rock Jam Session
German Schauss
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1A
 
Jam Band Jam Session
Sal DiFusco
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1W
 
Open Mic: Classical, Fingerstyle, Songwriter
Jane Miller
David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street
 

Thursday, August 15

 
9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Cafeteria hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
 
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Fretboard and Styles, or Ensemble
 
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Clinic and Performance: Lyle Brewer
Faculty Artist: Fingerstyle
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Fretboard and Styles, or Ensemble
 
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Robert Godin: Godin Guitars
Guest Demonstration
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Dinner
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Concert: Jon Finn
Faculty Artist: Rock
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
 
9:00 p.m.–10:15 p.m.
Jam Sessions
 
Rock Jam Session
Craig Hlady
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1A
 
Blues Jam Session
Kevin Belz
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1W
 
Open Mic: Classical, Fingerstyle, Songwriter
Amanda Monaco
David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street
 

Friday, August 16

 
9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Cafeteria hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
 
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Students: all ensembles will meet at the concert location.
Family and friends: an admissions information session will be held in the Loft, 921 Boylston Street.
 
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Certificates of Completion will be available in the Loft, 921 Boylston Street.
 
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Final Concerts
  • Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
  • 1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1A
  • 1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1W
  • David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street
  • Red Room at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston Street
  • The Loft, 921 Boylston Street
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Move Out
 
 

How to Contact Us

 

Class Schedule Questions

Guitar Department
921 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02115
Hours of Operation during Guitar Sessions
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
617-747-8551 (Front Desk)
617-747-8558 (Fax)
 
Kim Perlak, Director
Mike Williams and David Newsam, Assistant Directors
 

General Questions

Office of Summer Programs
155 Massachusetts Avenue, Fourth Floor
617-747-2245
 

Tuition and Fees

Office of the Bursar
921 Boylston Street, Room 242
617-747-2165 or 617-747-2610
 

Public Safety

155 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement
Public Safety staff is here for students’ protection and assistance 24 hours a day. Security can be reached by phone at 617-747-8888 in an emergency or 617-747-2682 for regular business.
 

Housing Office

150 Massachusetts Avenue, Third Floor
617-747-2292
 
 

Additional Information

Please visit Parent and Student Resources on the Berklee Summer Programs website for general information applicable to all Berklee summer programs, including:

  • what to bring,
  • directions to campus,
  • visa requirements for international students,
  • services available for students with disabilities,
  • information on facilities, and
  • information on policies and expectations.

Helpful information may also be found on the Summer Programs Housing and Tuition and Payment pages.

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