On June 2-3, Berklee Online will hold its sixth annual Berklee Onsite conference at the Berklee College of Music campus in Boston. Back for the first time since 2019 because of pandemic cancellations, Berklee Onsite 2023 is two days of workshops, panels, performances, and networking events, open to Berklee Online students and the music community at large. 

“We’re thrilled to be hosting Berklee Onsite again after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic,” said Berklee Online CEO and Cofounder Debbie Cavalier. “It’s such an important part of our online students’ experience to make the trip to Boston and spend time with the community that they’re a part of. We have some incredible speakers and performers lined up and it’s guaranteed to be a great time for everyone.”

Registration will remain open until the first day of the conference on June 2. 

This Year’s Featured Sessions Include: 

In past years, Berklee Onsite has welcomed nearly 300 attendees representing close to 30 countries and 40 US states. The conference began as a way to give Berklee’s online students the opportunity to meet their instructors and advisors in person while visiting the Berklee College of Music campus, but has since expanded to welcome anyone interested in attending. 

  • Connection and Collaboration Workshop with Song Critique with Kara DioGuardi, 11-time Grammy-nominated songwriter and former judge of American Idol, who is currently a visiting scholar at Berklee College of Music. 
  • The Billboard Hot 100 Is Your Toolbox with Prince Charles Alexander, Berklee professor and former recording engineer for Bad Boy Records, whose clients included Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, the Notorious B.I.G., and others.
  • New Developments in Small Room Studio Design with John Storyk, architect and acoustician who built Electric Lady Studios for Jimi Hendrix, among 3,500 other audio and video production facilities worldwide.

Christopher Wares, assistant chair of the Music Business/Management department at Berklee College of Music, will give the opening keynote address. The closing keynote will be presented by Berklee professor and researcher, Susan Rogers, who was the staff engineer for Prince from 1983–1988. 

For more information on sessions or to register, visit www.berkleeonsite.com.

 Published April 2, 2023