Career Jam 2022 Career Jam 2022
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1. The Evolution of Live Music!

B41/Multi-Purpose Room 150 Massachusetts Avenue

Steve Cielinski '06
Vice President of Touring Operations, Live Nation

Cielinski handles all budgets for Live Nation Global Touring tours, which include Beyonce, U2, Sting, Madonna, Phil Collins, and Justin Timberlake. In addition to budgets and projections, he’s toured stadiums with Beyonce & Jay-Z, been to Japan with Sting, and acted as Tour Director for Phil Collins.

Eric Gardner B.M. '08
Director of Booking, Oak View Group

Eric currently works for Oak View Group, a venue development firm building new arenas in Seattle, New York, Austin, Palm Springs, Milan, and Manchester. He also handles the booking and routing of arena tours for Bon Jovi, Harry Styles, Eagles, John Mayer, Oprah Winfrey, and others.

Jared Braverman B.M. '07
Senior Vice President, Live Nation Touring

As Senior VP oof Touring at Live Nation, Braverman works with Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Ariana Grande, Lana Del Ray, BTS, and many other artists, promoting tours both nationally and globally.

Gerry Barad
Executive Vice President, Live Nation Booking

Barad and his world-class team have promoted and produced most of the top grossing tours of the last four decades with past and present clients including U2, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Rihanna, Barbra Streisand, Rush, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, The Police, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, the late David Bowie, Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Bette Midler and The Rolling Stones.

John Czajkowski B.M. '98
Tour Accountant, Katy Perry

Czajkowski has fulfilled the roles of tour manager, tour accountant, production manager, and road manager for artists including Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, Shania Twain, Prince, Ringo Starr, The Strokes, and Oasis.

Joe Mott B.M. '08
Music Agent, Creative Artists Agency

As an agent at CAA, Mott specializes in rock acts overseeing the booking for Sammy Hagar, Asking Alexandria, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, and Mudvayne. Mott most recently booked tours for Artists including ZZ Top, Earth, Wind & Fire, Doobie Brothers, Chris Isaak, Adam Lambert, Needtobreathe, Judah & The Lion, Chicago, Cheap Trick, and Wu Tang Clan.

Morgan Lasewicz
Client Services Manager, Live Nation

Morgan Lasewicz joined Live Nation as a Sponsorship Coordinator in 2019 and managed the local and national sponsorships for the Boston market. She transitioned to the Client Services Manager in 2021 and manages the largest sponsorship deal in the New England market. She recently joined the board as a Co-Director of Programming for Women in Sports and Events.

Prior to joining Live Nation, Morgan worked in internships including with the MS CureFund, Puma, The New England Revolution, and the Cincinnati Reds. 

Jeff Dorenfeld - Moderator
Founder, BPMI, Professor, Music Business/Management, Berklee College of Music

Jeff Dorenfeld is Professor of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music. He has more than 25 years experience in higher education and more than 30 years experience in the music industry. During his tenure at Berklee, Dorenfeld has been the recipient of the President's Award for Leadership, the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence and Dean’s Award for Innovative Teaching. Dorenfeld co-authored the online course “Concert Touring” that won The University Continuing Education Association best online college course for 2008.  As faculty advisor for Berklee's student-run record label, Heavy Rotation Records, he negotiated a recording contract with Epic/Sony Records—the first-ever college label and major label collaboration. 

In 2015, Dorenfeld founded The Berklee Popular Music Institute (BPMI); an experiential education program offering students the opportunity to work and perform at some of the biggest festivals in the world. BPMI students have participated at Governors Ball, Essence, Chicago Open Air, Welcome to Rockville, Wayhome, Country Lake Shake, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and Music Midtown. Dorenfeld also developed a number of scholarships for Berklee students, including The Epic Award, Berklee/Lollapalooza Scholarships, and the Berklee/Vans Scholarship, totaling over $2M.Prior to teaching music business, Dorenfeld was the personal manager of the multi-platinum band Boston. Under his management, the band had a No. 1 Billboard charting album and a top grossing tour.

Prior to managing Boston, Dorenfeld was tour coordinator, tour accountant, and lighting director for platinum artist Sammy Hagar and performed tour accounting for multi-platinum artist Ozzy Osbourne.

For years live music took a backseat to recorded music, not anymore. 

Hear from Berklee alumni who work with the biggest artists in the world, including Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springsteen, BTS, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Katy Perry, U2, and many more. 

They’ll address how live music has evolved, from one genre selling out to 8 genres selling out.  How shows employ hundreds of people.  Have stage sets that compare with Hollywood movies, have sponsors that fund their tours, have show grosses that compare with top-selling sports teams, and have brands that put them on the billionaire list. 

You want to work with the stars, work in live music!