Mark Campbell, associate VP for enrollment, chimes in with his take on the Berklee team’s first two days in China.
Sunday May 16, 2010: Having arrived and recovered a bit from jetlag, my colleagues (Greg Badolato, Assistant VP for International Programs, Damien Bracken, Dean of Admissions) and I are here in Beijing preparing for meetings tomorrow with key schools, alumni and music educators. Senior VP for Academic Affairs Larry Simpson will join us today arriving from Moscow where he has been engaged in other Berklee efforts.
Since arriving, we’ve had the opportunity to connect with Berklee alums who are living here and working in the local music scene including David Mitchell who, as Damien mentions, has kindly assisted with logistics for our trip, and Jess Meider who performed to a full room at a coffee house setting last night. Our purpose in coming to China is to explore opportunities to learn and collaborate here but we’re equally pleased to be able to visit with former students who provide valuable insight into the local musical world.
Tomorrow is an important day that includes a meeting with the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy (BCMA) formerly known the Beijing Contemporary Music Institute (CMI).
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