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Peter Spellman

Peter Spellman

Music Business and Music History and Liberal Arts

Peter Spellman is focused on helping people discover and express their potential as creative careerists. As former director of Berklee’s Career Development Center, Peter advised thousands of students and alumni, and facilitated collaboration among numerous college departments to ensure high-quality service to and engagement with the Berklee community.

He is the author of several handbooks on music career development, including The Self-Promoting Musician: Strategies for Independent Music Success (Berklee Press), Indie Business Power: A Step-By-Step Guide for 21st Century Music Entrepreneurs (MBS Business Media), Plan Your Band! (MBS Business Media), and Indie Marketing Power: The Resource Guide for Maximizing Your Music Marketing (MBS Business Media).

As a composer, Peter has scored films for the National Science Foundation and composed video game soundtracks for Massachusetts General Hospital.

He has worked as an artist manager, booking agent, label director, and producer. With more than 30 years of experience as a performing and recording artist, he brings this experience to Berklee in order to help students effectively bridge their college experience to real-world opportunities in their chosen fields. He also performs with the improvisational collective, Underwater Airport.