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The Los Angeles Alumni Brunch has been postponed and will not be held on January 16.
In compliance with Berklee event policies, the Los Angeles Alumni Brunch has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. All tickets purchased will be fully refunded.
We regret postponing the brunch at this time, as we were so looking forward to being together again in person to celebrate the new year. However, with the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles, we think it’s best for the community to postpone. We eagerly look forward to rescheduling this event and will keep everyone updated on rescheduling plans as they develop.
Join Berklee Alumni Affairs in celebrating the return of our Los Angeles Alumni Brunch. This is our community's flagship event. We're so happy to be able to gather together again!
Join us as we hear from Berklee leaders before introducing this year's keynote speaker, Daryl Simmons.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are doing things a little bit differently this year. We will have two ticket types, so that attendees can choose what fits their goals and needs. Please review the ticket types and event details below.
Vaccination records and masks will be required of all attendees.
With a chance to come together as a community and hear musical entertainment from talented and inspiring Berklee peers, there's so much to be excited about! This is the perfect setting for reconnecting with fellow alumni and celebrating all things LA. It's an event you don't want to miss, so come join us!
Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. PST in the Murphy Foyer of the Skirball Cultural Center.
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Time to eat/network
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Program
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Open networking
Featured Speaker | Daryl Simmons
Daryl Simmons, a Grammy Award-winning R&B songwriter and producer, is the keynote speaker at this year's Los Angeles alumni brunch. Simmons is a music consultant best known for his association with the LaFace Records production duo of L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Simmons has worked with such notable artists as Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, TLC, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Destiny's Child, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Monica, Aaliyah, Dru Hill, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, and Whitney Houston.
Featured Performer | TRISHES
This year's musical performer is TRISHES (Trish Hosein B.M. ’11). A multidisciplinary artist who synthesizes music and psychology, TRISHES has forged a fresh identity via her concept-driven music. The Trinidadian-American vocalist is challenging the confines of art and constructs of self through live looping, visual art, and spoken word. "I created TRISHES as a way to work through my inner conflicts," she said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone India.
Due to the impact of the ongoing pandemic and in accordance with public safety guidelines, we have adjusted some elements of the LA Alumni Brunch this year. We have shaped the event to accommodate a max capacity of 300 people.
Both ticket types will come together in the Ahmanson Ballroom for the program and open networking portion of the event. Prior to the program start, tables will be set outside for those who have selected the full brunch menu ticket type, while the Ahmamson Ballroom will be set up with auditorium seating and additional high-top tables for those who have selected the light refreshments ticket type.
The Full Brunch Menu experience will be hosted outside, and similar to the experience of outdoor seating at a restaurant, attendees can unmask while seated. Once attendees are ready, they can join folks inside. The Light Refreshments ticket type will have inside seating with light refreshments provided. Attendees will be asked to remain masked when not actively eating and drinking. Both ticket types have limited capacity.
Free parking in the Skirball northern parking garage ("North Parking") can be accessed from Skirball Center Drive.
A vaccination record and mask will be required of every attendee.
Questions about these requirements? Email Dana James at firstname.lastname@example.org.