Career Jam 2021 Career Jam 2021

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Friday, April 2, 2021

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Career Jam Keynote Presentation: With Keynote Speaker H.E.R.
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H.E.R.
H.E.R.
Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist
Jeanine McLean
Jeanine McLean
MBK Entertainment Inc., President/Managing Partner
Alonzo Harris
Alonzo Harris
Musical Director/Arranger
Swagg R’Celious
Swagg R’Celious
Songwriter and Producer
Sean Skeete B.M. ’04
Sean Skeete B.M. ’04
Berklee College of Music, Chair of Ensembles

Join us for this year’s keynote presentation with MBK Entertainment Inc. president/managing partner Jeanine McLean; songwriter and producer Swagg R’Celious; musical director Alonzo Harris; and our special guest keynote speaker H.E.R. This event will be moderated by Sean Skeete, chair of the Ensembles Department. 

Taking an artist from obscurity to fame is no small task. Hear from the team living the dream right now and learn how they created a family-style environment that fosters creativity.

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Staying on the Cutting Edge of Social Media
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Olivia Rudensky
Olivia Rudensky
Head of Marketing and Digital for Miley Cyrus, Maverick Management
Fadia Kader
Fadia Kader
Clubhouse, Media Partnerships and Creators
Sarah Michaelson
Sarah Michaelson
City Media Entertainment, Brand Partnerships/Social Media
Isabel Quinteros
Isabel Quinteros
TikTok, Music Partnerships/Artist Relations
Walter Smith III '02
Walter Smith III '02
Berklee College of Music, Chair of Woodwinds

As the social media landscape continues to evolve, meet the experts who are navigating the platforms on behalf of artists and brands such as Miley Cyrus, L’oréal, Sephora, and Uber, and those who are behind the curtain, working at the leading tech companies innovating on behalf of artist promotion.

Moderated by: Walter Smith III, Chair of Woodwinds

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You Oughta Know...Jagged Little Pill: the Road from Boston to Broadway
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Diane Paulus
Diane Paulus
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Artistic Director
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Royal Ballet Flanders, Eastman, Artistic Director
Ebony Williams B.F.A. ’05
Ebony Williams B.F.A. ’05
Dancer/Choreographer
Scott Edmiston
Scott Edmiston
Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Dean of Theater

Jagged Little Pill is inspired by Alanis Morissette’s 1995 Grammy-winning album of the same name. Join members of the creative team and cast as they pull back the curtain and share their stories about creating and performing the Tony award-nominated and Grammy-winning rock musical.  

Moderated by: Scott Edmiston, Dean of Theater

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Adventures in Music for Video Games
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Adam Burgess B.M. ’14
Adam Burgess B.M. ’14
Blizzard Entertainment, Composer
SungHa Hong B.M. ’20
SungHa Hong B.M. ’20
ArenaNet, Associate Sound Designer
Matteo Stronati B.M. ’11
Matteo Stronati B.M. ’11
Riot Games, Audio Director
Gina Zdanowicz
Gina Zdanowicz
Berklee College of Music, Associate Professor, Film Scoring; Composer and Sound Designer
Chase Bethea
Chase Bethea
Video Game Composer & Sound Designer
Michele Darling
Michele Darling
Berklee College of Music, Assistant Chair of Electronic Production and Design

It only takes a few seconds of playing your favorite game on mute to realize how important sound and music are when it comes to creating a captivating experience. Hear from top video game audio professionals, sound designers, and composers who have worked on titles that include League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Guild Wars 2, Jurassic World VR Expedition, and more.  

Moderated by: Michele Darling, Assistant Chair of Electronic Production and Design

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So You Think You Can Dance: Be the Spotlight in Commercial Dance
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Fatima Wilson
Fatima Wilson
BlocNYC, Commercial Agent
Tanisha Whiting
Tanisha Whiting
BlocLA, Talent Agent
Mila Thigpen M.F.A. ’01
Mila Thigpen M.F.A. ’01
Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Chair of Dance

Interested in getting hired for live concerts, theater, commercials, feature films, episodic television, music videos, or print? Get ready to hear from one of the premier talent agencies representing dancers and choreographers, and find out what it takes to rise to the top.

Moderated by: Dr. Mila Thigpen, Chair of Dance