Berklee College of Music Fall 2021 Graduate Orientation Berklee College of Music Fall 2021 Graduate Orientation

Welcome to Berklee's Master of Music in Global Jazz.

Fall 2021 graduate orientation is for students entering the Master of Music programs at Berklee College of Music, as well as for students who began their studies during the pandemic in 2020. Returning students should reference the schedule for specific sessions that are open to them with the tag Open to Returning Students.

IMPORTANT: You must reserve an arrival time in advance for vaccination clearance and testing, and be cleared from testing by the start of orientation in order to participate. Learn more about the arrival and testing process.


Monday, August 30–Sunday, September 5, 2021


Please review the following information before the start of the fall semester.

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Orientation at a Glance

Below you will find a simplified schedule of the week's events. You can filter events by day, location, or tag, or use the search bar. For more information on the events, view the Detailed Orientation Schedule.



Adam Cruz
BGJI Graduate Guest Artist
Allan Chase
Chair, Professor, Ear Training
Andy Chau
Director of Career Engagement
Andy Vores
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Ben Street
BGJI Graduate Guest Artist
Betsy Newman
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Student Enrollment and Engagement
Bruno Råberg
Professor, Ensembles
Cathy Young
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Chase Morrin
Assistant Professor, Ensembles
Christopher Kandus-Fisher
Vice President for Student Affairs, Berklee
Daniel Babai
Assistant Professor, Ensembles
Danilo Pérez
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Darla Hanley
Dean, Professional Education Division, Berklee College of Music
Edmar Colón
Instructor, Woodwinds
Eirini Tornesaki
Assistant Professor, Ensembles
Erica Muhl
President, Berklee
George Garzone
Associate Professor, Woodwinds
Jay Kennedy
Berklee Executive Officer and Vice President for Academic Affairs/Vice Provost
Jennifer Caraluzzi
Program Manager, Graduate Studies Division
Jerry Leake
Professor, Percussion
Joe Lovano
Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance
John Patitucci
Visiting Scholar in Performance Studies
Kelly Downes
Chief Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator
Lacretia Johnson Flash
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Berklee
Lawrence J. Simpson
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
Lihi Haruvi
Assistant Professor, Ensembles
Marco Pignataro
Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
María Cabané
Associate Director of Student Wellness Promotion and Services
Mary McClory
Assistant Director, Graduate Studies Division
Mason Bynes, M.M. ’21
Career Services Advisor
Matthew Marsit
Chair of Instrumental Studies, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Melissa Howe
Board Liaison/Assistant to the President, Berklee
Michael Shinn
Dean of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Nadia Washington
Instructor, Ear Training
Nicole Mlynczak
Associate Director of Career Services
Patricia Zárate Pérez
Assistant Professor, Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Music Therapy
Rhoda Bernard
Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs
Robert C. Lagueux
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Berklee
Ron Savage
Dean of the Professional Performance Division, Berklee College of Music
Roya Hu
Senior Director, Faculty Development, Berklee
Sophie Innerfield
Director of Curriculum Management, Academic Affairs
Terri Lyne Carrington
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Jazz and Gender Justice Institute
Tia Fuller
Professor, Ensembles