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Finding the Perfect Narrative with John Mayer

Songwriter Eva CasselMusician/songwriter John Mayer stopped by Berklee on June 16, 2017, to workshop songs from six students in front of a 500-strong crowd. One of those songwriting students, Eva Cassel, shares her experience below.

By Eva Cassel B.M. ’17

Throughout my 21 years of life I have held on to my father’s philosophy: “The most terrifying experiences are the most rewarding.”  This certainly held true when I played an original song of mine called “Pretty Girl” in the spotlight, 500 shadowy faces looking back at me, and the one and only John Mayer casually perched to my right.

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In Memoriam: Gordon Homann

Dear members of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music community,

Recently, the community was notified of the unexpected passing of staff member Gordon Homann. Gordon collectively served the two institutions for 11 years. He joined Berklee College of Music in January 2006, where he held temporary administrative assistant positions within counseling and advising and admissions. Later that year, Gordon became a full-time staff member in the College’s Office of Admissions, where he discovered his passion for providing support to international students. In August 2007, Gordon was hired by The Boston Conservatory, where he served as director of international student affairs. Following the merger, Gordon continued his work in International Student Services for the combined institution.

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Summer Study Abroad en Valencia

Estoy enormemente agradecido a Berklee College of Music por haberme ofrecido la oportunidad de participar en el programa de verano “Summer Study Abroad” en el perfil de Film Scoring.

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5 Things I Learned In New Mexico

As an employee of Berklee College of Music I was able to apply, and was graciously selected, for the Gracenotes volunteer committee’s annual trip. This year we went to New Mexico to help build houses with Sante Fe’s Habitat for Humanity. These are a few things I learned along the way…

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My Afternoon in a Tree House with John Mayer

John Mayer and Callie Sullivan

Image by Kelly Davidson

Musician/songwriter John Mayer stopped by Berklee on June 16, 2017, to workshop songs from six students in front of a 500-strong crowd. One of those songwriting students, Callie Sullivan, shares her experience below.

By Callie Sullivan B.M. ’17

One month ago I was crossing the stage at Agganis Arena. I collected my diploma, shook hands with Berklee President Roger H. Brown, snapped a selfie with Todd Rundgren and Lionel Richie, and was on my way to start the rest of my life. The very next morning I said my goodbyes and left Boston for what I thought would be forever. Little did I know that while I was unpacking my things in my new Nashville, Tennessee, home, I’d get an email from Pat Pattison asking if I’d be willing to come back to play a show with John Mayer. Without even fully processing it all, I had a flight back to Boston.

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