Online Faculty:

Jeff Dorenfeld

Music Business

Mr. Dorenfeld is a Professor of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music. He has more than 20 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, an experiential education program offering students the opportunity to work and perform at some of the biggest festivals in the world. Dorenfeld also developed a number of scholarships for Berklee students, including The Epic Award, Berklee/Lollapalooza Scholarships, and the Berklee/Vans Scholarship, totaling over $1.7M. 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.