Information for Registered Students in the Piano/Keyboard Workshop

2019 Information

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


Check-In/Registration

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
160 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 into your room at your convenience.
  • Report to the Piano Department, office 4H in 1140 Boylston Street, for placement auditions after registration.

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

Please note that this outline is an approximation and is subject to change. 

 

Monday, June 17

 
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Auditions
1140 Boylston Street, Room 4H
 
11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
Contemporary Styles Workshop
Red Room, 939 Boylston Street
 
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Contemporary Keyboard History
Red Room, 939 Boylston Street
Schedules will be distributed.
 
2:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Performance Workshop/Ensembles
8 Fenway or 921 Boylston Street
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
  • Performance Workshop: This includes style-specific chord voicings, rhythmic studies, technique, chart reading, and ensemble tune practice.
  • Ensembles: This provides an instructor-guided forum for students to play in an ensemble. Each ensemble will comprise six students, along with bass and drum accompanists throughout. Students will have the option for two keyboardists to play simultaneously: piano or digital piano, and synthesizer. Performance tunes will be covered in performance workshops and improvisation classes.
5:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.
Dinner
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:00 p.m.
Housing Meeting for All On-Campus Students
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Faculty Concert
Recital Hall 1A, 1140 Boylston Street
 
There is a nightly curfew of 10:30 p.m. for all on-campus students.
 

Tuesday, June 18

 
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
9:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m
Electives/Improvisation Labs
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m.
Electives/Improvisation Labs
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
2:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Performance Workshop/Ensembles
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
5:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.
Dinner
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:00 p.m.–8:45 p.m.
Jam Sessions
Red Room, 939 Boylston Street
Recital Hall 1W, 1140 Boylston Street
Recital Hall 1A, 1140 Boylston Street
 
As faculty-led and organized rhythm sections, jam session are an informal way for students to perform with an ensemble in a loose setting. Up to three keyboard players can jam at a time. Rooms will have a piano or digital piano, and a synthesizer.

 


Wednesday, June 19

 
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
9:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m
Electives/Improvisation Labs
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m.
Electives/Improvisation Labs
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
2:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Performance Workshop/Ensembles
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
5:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.
Dinner
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:00 p.m.–8:45 p.m.
Jam Sessions
Red Room, 939 Boylston Street
Recital Hall 1W, 1140 Boylston Street
Recital Hall 1A, 1140 Boylston Street
 

Thursday, June 20

 
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
9:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m
Electives/Improvisation Labs
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m.
Electives/Improvisation Labs
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
2:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Performance Workshop/Ensembles
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
5:00 p.m.–6:50 p.m.
Dinner
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
7:00 p.m.–8:45 p.m.
Jam Sessions
Red Room, 939 Boylston Street
Recital Hall 1W, 1140 Boylston Street
Recital Hall 1A, 1140 Boylston Street
 

Friday, June 21

 
8:00 a.m.–8:50 a.m.
Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
9:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.
Electives/Improvisation Labs
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m.
Electives/Improvisation Labs
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m.
Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
2:00 p.m.–3:50 p.m.
Performance Workshop/Ensembles
1140 Boylston Street, 921 Boylston Street, or 8 Fenway
 
Groups are running concurrently. Specific rooms will be noted on your individual schedule.
 
4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Final Meeting and Distribution of Certificates
The Eisenson Room, 160 Massachusetts Avenue
 
 

How to Contact Us

 

Class Schedule Questions

Dave Limina: dlimina@berklee.edu
1140 Boylston Street, Office 4Z1
 

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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