Career Jam 2021 Career Jam 2021

Performance

Friday, April 2, 2021

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Behind the Music with Adam Blackstone
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Adam Blackstone
Adam Blackstone
Music Director, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show (Shakira and Jennifer Lopez)
Danielle "Queen D." Scott B.M. ’02
Danielle "Queen D." Scott B.M. ’02
Berklee College of Music, Assistant Chair of Ensembles

Ever wonder what it takes to go from being the bass player to becoming an Emmy-nominated music director and Grammy-nominated writer? Adam Blackstone, the musical mastermind behind your favorite live shows, such as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Eminem, and the Super Bowl Halftime Show, will take you behind the scenes.

Moderated by: Danielle "Queen D." Scott, Assistant Chair of Ensembles


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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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Everything I Wanted…Discovering Billie Eilish
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Paul Wachter
Paul Wachter
Main Street Advisors, Founder/CEO
Hannah Gold
Hannah Gold
Vice President of Marketing, Interscope Records (IGA)
Brandon Goodman
Brandon Goodman
Co-Manager, Billie Eilish
Danny Rukasin
Danny Rukasin
Co-Manager, Billie Eilish
Chelsea Dodson
Chelsea Dodson
Interscope Records (IGA), Manager of Creative
Justin Lubliner
Justin Lubliner
The Darkroom, Founder/CEO
Panos Panay B.M. ’94
Panos Panay B.M. ’94
Berklee College of Music, Senior Vice President for Global Strategy and Innovation

Meet the team behind the extraordinary success of such artists as Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Ashe, Dr. Dre, and U2, and learn how they approach innovation differently, spearheading new opportunities for some of the top creative talent in the world.

Moderated by: Panos Panay, Senior Vice President for Global Strategy and Innovation

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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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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