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Berklee Annual LA Alumni Brunch (2017)

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Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90049

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**The 2017 Annual LA Alumni Brunch is SOLD OUT as of Wednesday, January 11th. We will not be accepting walk-ups the day of the event.**

Join the Berklee Los Angeles community for our largest event of the year!

The Annual LA Alumni Brunch is our community's flagship event. With 2016's occasion selling out at 400 attendees, it is the single largest alumni event that Berklee hosts. This year we'll be welcoming the newest members of our community, Boston Conservatory alumni.

We'll be celebrating again at the gorgeous Skirball Cultural Center. President Roger H. Brown will be on hand to speak about new developments at the college and will introduce our keynote speakers, award-winning composers, songwriters, and musicians Wendy & Lisa. We'll be entertained by vocalist and trombonist Aubrey Logan with fellow alum Kazumi Shimokawa on keys.

A buffet breakfast will be provided in the lovely courtyard with seating inside for attendees. It's an event you don't want to miss!

Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. PST in the Murphy Foyer.

Parking: Free parking in the Skirball northern parking garage ("North Parking") accessed from Skirball Center Drive.

For questions, check out the FAQ below.
Can’t find your answer below? Email Zack Lucia, assistant to BCLA, at

**If you're looking for the Hang at NAMM alumni event in Anaheim, CA, click here.**

Wendy & Lisa - Featured Speaker Bio

Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman are an award-winning composing duo based in Los Angeles. After starting their careers in the 1980s with Prince and the Revolution, they released five original albums while scoring for films and television. Wendy & Lisa have an impressive track record, scoring films such as Dangerous Minds, Soul Food, and Something New; and television shows such as Crossing Jordan, Nurse Jackie, Mercy, and Heroes.

Sought after for their songwriting and collaboration skills, Wendy & Lisa have collaborated on albums with Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow, Eric Clapton, Neil Finn, Seal, and Grace Jones.

Aubrey Logan - Musical Guest

Aubrey Logan takes a song you’ve heard one thousand times and spins it on its heels. It’s new. It’s fresh. It delights. And she writes. Oh, does she write! Her songs feature lyrics that paint the chambers of the heart with all the colors of the human palette. Whether she’s jamming on her trombone or sailing through a song with her nothing-held-back, multi-octave vocal instrument, Logan delivers originality to everything modern in music.

A 2010 graduate of Berklee College of Music and winner of the top vocal competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Logan is passionate about her art. She is in her element whether in a recording studio, on stage with a symphony orchestra, in an intimate club with her ensemble, or in a classroom teaching. A native of Seattle, Washington, she asks us to be ready for some of her favorite covers—and many original songs.


What is the ticket fee for the event?
This event is now SOLD OUT. Ticket fees will range from $10 to $20 depending on when you make your purchase.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. PST at $10 per ticket.
On Friday, November 4, 2016 the price will increase to $15 per ticket.
On Monday, January 9, 2017 the price will increase to $20 per ticket.
In the event of a sell-out, there will be no more tickets available for purchase.

Why do you sell tickets for this event?
As we continue to create offerings for this community, we need to be mindful of event costs and reserving the best space for the number of attendees. This registration process allows for an accurate count of attendees so we can plan accordingly.

What does my ticket fee cover?
Your ticket secures your RSVP and parking. It does not cover the cost of the event which runs $65-$75 per person. Berklee covers the full cost of the event each year.

Can I bring a guest?
Yes. Alumni may bring one ticketed guest. You can purchase a ticket for your guest at any time until the event sells out. This event is now SOLD OUT & walk-up and unregistered guests will not be allowed the morning of the event.

Am I guaranteed a seat?
Yes. We will have the seating and food stations set for the number of people who RSVP.

I missed the price change - can I / my guest register at the cheaper price?
Unfortunately, no. But if you really want to attend, the extra $5-$10 is worth it.

The event says "Sold Out" - can I still attend / can I add a guest?
Unfortunately, no. We've communicated a specific number of people to the Skirball in our guarantee. We cannot allow more guests than we've paid for, nor go above the fire marshal limit of the Ahmanson Ballroom floor plan.

What about walk-ups the morning of the event?
This event is now SOLD OUT. Walk-ups and unregistered guests will not be allowed the morning of the event.

I made a donation, does this count as my registration?
Thank you for donating! Unfortunately, no. Donations are just that, donations. If you'd like to attend the event as a ticketed guest, please purchase a ticket. If tickets are sold out, a donation does not count as entry into the event.

What if I register and then cannot attend?
We cannot offer refunds on tickets, however, it is OK to resell your tickets or give your tickets to other Berklee alumni. Please notify us of any changes by emailing Zack Lucia at

How many people are you expecting?
The Ahmanson Ballroom holds 450 people. We’d love to sell out.

What does parking cost?
Parking will be available in the "North Parking" garage (follow signs) for no additional charge. The Skirball provides parking to event attendees in their on-site garage. Skirball parking information.

What about inclement weather?
The Skirball's Ahmanson Ballroom area will be equipped to handle our event in case of inclement weather.

Do the speakers receive a fee?
No. Each year our guest speaker volunteers their time and energy to join us at the event. They do not receive a speaking fee.

I'm working at the NAMM Show...
That's OK! We host a Hang at NAMM for alumni working and attending the NAMM Show. RSVP for that event here.

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2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90049

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