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

Schedule

Detailed Orientation Schedule

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Schedule

Sunday, August 29, 2021

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.

Christopher Kandus-Fisher
Vice President for Student Affairs, Berklee
Lawrence J. Simpson
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
Cathy Young
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Betsy Newman
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Student Enrollment and Engagement
Erica Muhl
President, Berklee

This session is repeated. Please arrive early for your preferred time, as it is first-come first-served.

Be sure to join us as we welcome Berklee’s newest entering class. This welcome concert and presentation features talented Berklee students, alumni, and notable administrators. The event is free for students and families. This is a first-come, first-served event.

Please note, for security purposes, large bags, backpacks, instruments and equipment are not permitted, and our security team does perform bag checks of purses and small personal items. To ensure you are on time for the performance, please arrive early and expect to wait in a brief line. The doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Christopher Kandus-Fisher
Vice President for Student Affairs, Berklee
Lawrence J. Simpson
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
Cathy Young
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Betsy Newman
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Student Enrollment and Engagement
Erica Muhl
President, Berklee

This session is repeated. Please arrive early for your preferred time, as it is first-come first-served.

Be sure to join us as we welcome Berklee’s newest entering class. This welcome concert and presentation features talented Berklee students, alumni, and notable administrators. The event is free for students and families. This is a first-come, first-served event.

Please note, for security purposes, large bags, backpacks, instruments and equipment are not permitted, and our security team does perform bag checks of purses and small personal items. To ensure you are on time for the performance, please arrive early and expect to wait in a brief line. The doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Monday, August 30, 2021

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.

Pick up your software bundle, laptop, etc. at the Student Computer Support.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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.

Pick up your software bundle, laptop, etc. at the Student Computer Support.

Erica Muhl
President, Berklee
Lawrence J. Simpson
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
Cathy Young
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Betsy Newman
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Student Enrollment and Engagement
Jay Kennedy
Berklee Executive Officer and Vice President for Academic Affairs/Vice Provost
Robert C. Lagueux
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Berklee
Ron Savage
Dean of the Professional Performance Division, Berklee College of Music
Michael Shinn
Dean of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Danilo Pérez
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Marco Pignataro
Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Darla Hanley
Dean, Professional Education Division, Berklee College of Music
Rhoda Bernard
Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs
Terri Lyne Carrington
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Jazz and Gender Justice Institute
Danilo Pérez
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Matthew Marsit
Chair of Instrumental Studies, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Roya Hu
Senior Director, Faculty Development, Berklee

A keynote panel on the topic of what it means to be an artist in today's industry, with panelists Terri Lyne Carrington (Zildjian Chair and Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Jazz and Gender Justice Institute), Danilo Pérez (Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute), and Matthew Marsit (Chair Instrumental Studies, Boston Conservatory at Berklee). Moderated by Roya Hu, Senior Director of Faculty Development.

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Free Time

- EDT

Free time for campus tour, technology distribution, etc.

Meet with recent Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) master’s graduates.

Danilo Pérez
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Marco Pignataro
Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Allan Chase
Chair, Professor, Ear Training
Bruno Råberg
Professor, Ensembles
Jerry Leake
Professor, Percussion
George Garzone
Associate Professor, Woodwinds
Chase Morrin
Assistant Professor, Ensembles
Patricia Zárate Pérez
Assistant Professor, Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Music Therapy
Lihi Haruvi
Assistant Professor, Ensembles
Nadia Washington
Instructor, Ear Training
Edmar Colón
Instructor, Woodwinds
Eirini Tornesaki
Assistant Professor, Ensembles
Daniel Babai
Assistant Professor, Ensembles

Required. All students and advisors register for courses.

Please reference the following page for more information about registration: Registering for Courses for the Master of Music in Global Jazz

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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.

Required for all incoming graduate students. Meet with Marco Pignataro and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) team.

Robert C. Lagueux
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Berklee
Sophie Innerfield
Director of Curriculum Management, Academic Affairs
Mary McClory
Assistant Director, Graduate Studies Division
Jennifer Caraluzzi
Program Manager, Graduate Studies Division
Danilo Pérez
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Patricia Zárate Pérez
Assistant Professor, Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Music Therapy

Free Time

- EDT
Andy Chau
Director of Career Engagement
Nicole Mlynczak
Associate Director of Career Services
Mason Bynes, M.M. ’21
Career Services Advisor

Learn how the Career Center can support you and help you find opportunities as you explore career paths and pursue your goals. Find out how to apply for student employment and learn about internships, career programs, services, and resources. This session is mandatory for all new graduate students. Learn more at berklee.edu/career-center.

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Adam Cruz
BGJI Graduate Guest Artist
Terri Lyne Carrington
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Jazz and Gender Justice Institute
Ben Street
BGJI Graduate Guest Artist
John Patitucci
Visiting Scholar in Performance Studies
Tia Fuller
Professor, Ensembles
Joe Lovano
Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance

Live Zoom with our Artists in Residence.

Rehearsals in rooms 301, 304.3, 310, and 311.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

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.

Learn about the many library resources available to you and tour the facilities.

Lacretia Johnson Flash
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Berklee
Kelly Downes
Chief Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator

Part 1: Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion at Berklee
Lacretia Flash, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

This session provides an overview of diversity and inclusion at Berklee, core functions and domains of the diversity and inclusion office, and institutional priorities as we enter into a new academic year.

Part 2: It's Your Berklee
Kelly Downes, Chief Equity Officer & Title IX Coordinator

This session provides information about Berklee's Equity and Title IX Policy.

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Jennifer Caraluzzi
Program Manager, Graduate Studies Division

An optional yoga session. Please bring your own yoga mat and wear clothing for movement.

Friday, September 3, 2021

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.

María Cabané
Associate Director of Student Wellness Promotion and Services

The Health & Wellness department will host a session on balancing the demands of being a performing artist student, while also nurturing one's personal growth in healthy ways. The session will also provide information about services, resources, and programs here at Berklee aimed at supporting your health and wellbeing while a student here. Learn ways you can tune in to your health and wellbeing!

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This reception and concert is open to all graduate students and features student performers from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Join your classmates and faculty in celebrating your week.