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

Open to Returning Students

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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Welcome to Berklee & Meet the Berklee Deans/Graduate Program Directors (Required)
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Erica Muhl
Erica Muhl
President, Berklee
Lawrence J. Simpson
Lawrence J. Simpson
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
Cathy Young
Cathy Young
Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Betsy Newman
Betsy Newman
Berklee Executive Officer and Senior Vice President for Student Enrollment and Engagement
Jay Kennedy
Jay Kennedy
Berklee Executive Officer and Vice President for Academic Affairs/Vice Provost
Robert C. Lagueux
Robert C. Lagueux
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Berklee
Ron Savage
Ron Savage
Dean of the Professional Performance Division, Berklee College of Music
Michael Shinn
Michael Shinn
Dean of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Danilo Pérez
Danilo Pérez
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Marco Pignataro
Marco Pignataro
Managing Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Darla Hanley
Darla Hanley
Dean, Professional Education Division, Berklee College of Music
Rhoda Bernard
Rhoda Bernard
Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs
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"Being an Artist" Keynote Panel
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Terri Lyne Carrington
Terri Lyne Carrington
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Jazz and Gender Justice Institute
Danilo Pérez
Danilo Pérez
Founder and Artistic Director, Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Matthew Marsit
Matthew Marsit
Chair of Instrumental Studies, Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Roya Hu
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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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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Explore the Possibilities: Berklee Career Center (Lunch Session; Required)
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Andy Chau
Andy Chau
Director of Career Engagement
Nicole Mlynczak
Nicole Mlynczak
Associate Director of Career Services
Mason Bynes, M.M. ’21
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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Thursday, September 2, 2021

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Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at Berklee (Lunch Session; Required)
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Lacretia Johnson Flash
Lacretia Johnson Flash
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, Berklee
Kelly Downes
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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Yoga and Movement
Jennifer Caraluzzi
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

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Health and Wellness Session (Lunch Session; Required)
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María Cabané
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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Graduate Orientation Concert and Reception

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.