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Final thoughts from China

Mark Campbell, Berklee associate VP for enrollment, packs his bags.

As we prepare to return home from China, a final thought or two.

Expo 2010 is on here in Shanghai and the theme is “Better City, Better Life,” a recognition that sustainable urban environments are crucial to global prosperity and peace.

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Berklee Visits China, 4

The author (left) with Mark Campbell, Berklee associate VP for enrollment and Greg Badolato, assistant VP for international programs.

Our visit to Beijing has proven very informative. Having had the opportunity to meet with and visit a variety of music educators, institutions and alumni living in China, I am struck by the palpable pulse of opportunity and possibility here.

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Berklee in China, 3: Learning to understand

Mark Campbell, associate VP for enrollment, reflects on the challenge and rewards of communication.

Effective communication leads to understanding, awareness and appreciation of similarity and difference.

Sometimes it’s difficult to get across your meaning, or to hear another’s intent. It’s a never-ending challenge; listen well, speak clearly.

Funny. . . but it does get the point across!

In coming to China, our approach has been to listen intently and focus on understanding first. We are here to learn. At the same time, music provides a common medium to share, to understand… to feel.

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Berklee visits China, part two

Can you see them from space? Berklee admissions/international staff Greg Badolado and Mark Campbell visit the Great Wall.

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.

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Berklee visits China

Peter Hessler writes in his new book, Country Driving, that in China “forgiveness comes easier than permission.”  This manifests itself in the most remarkable way as our driver navigates his own zen path toward the Great Wall, weaving skillfully through the sea of traffic and deftly communicating his intent to his fellow commuters in a kind of morse code for motorists.

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