Today I’ll be leaving Boston on a 4 day trip to Santa Cruz, CA, where I’ll be representing Berklee at the Music Industry Weekend (MIW), a small but energetic & inspiring conference aimed at providing an opportunity for musicians, recording engineers and producers (whether they be a part of the Baháí community or not) to work together, learn from one another, and foster a collaborative learning environment.

I was asked by the director of the event, Darrell Rodgers, if I would be willing to give a series of workshops on cheap, but effective, video logging, and participate in a panel to discuss songwriting and social change. Though I had my doubts as to whether I could afford the trip, Berklee kindly offered me the opportunity to travel under their sponsorship provided I report daily on the event and help foster a relationship between the two institutions. I would like to thank Rob Hayes in particular for his help in securing my grant, and Magen Tracy for her assistance in getting this blog up and running.

I leave very shortly, and I’ll be reporting regularly on the event, the goings on, and my observations as I set out into new territory as a musician, performer and writer.

Read about the rest of Robert’s trip: