When and where is the virtual event?
The virtual Encore Gala will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The event will be broadcast on livestream.com/berklee/gala2021. All registered guests will be sent a password for access.
What is the schedule for the evening?
The event will start at 8:00 p.m. The evening will include entertainment and remarks from Berklee leadership and special guests, and will showcase a variety of musical performances featuring talented student and alumni musicians performing jazz, bluegrass, R&B, funk, and world music.
Can I watch the event on my television?
The event will be broadcast on berklee.edu/gala, and you can mirror your computer screen to your television in the following ways:
- Wired connection: Read an article about connecting your computer to your television through a wired/HDMI connection.
- Wireless connection (Apple users): To use the Apple AirPlay function, you must have an Apple computer and Apple TV. Learn more.
- Wireless connection (Android or Windows users): Watch this video for detailed information about casting your computer to your television in the following ways:
- Amazon Fire
What if I need help the night of the event?
Please email email@example.com or use the chat feature during the livestream program. Someone from the development team will be standing by to answer you. To use the chat feature, please make sure you are not watching the livestream in full-screen.
How do I purchase tickets, tables, or a sponsorship?
How do I register my guests?
Each table and sponsorship includes a number of virtual tickets depending on the level purchased. Note that one individual ticket is a per-household ticket. Since the event will be password protected, please forward your guests the password provided to you in your invoice or acknowledgement letter. You can also email names to Lindsey Chinni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is the Encore Gala interactive?
We are pleased to offer chat during the main livestream. Please feel free to comment and ask questions; a member of the Berklee community will be standing by. In order to use the chat feature, please make sure the livestream video is not in full-screen mode.
Who are the musical guests?
Musical performers will include the Sheila Del Bosque Trio (10th-semester student), Brandon Harris & Friends (2021 graduate), Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road (fourth-semester student), and several special guests: American Idol finalist Grace Kinstler (sixth-semester student), Grammy Award winner and Berklee visiting scholar Paula Cole (1990 graduate), and funk legend Fred Wesley & the New JBs.
The event will also feature special appearances by Gloria and Emilio Estefan ’07H ’16P, and more to be named.
What does the event support?
All proceeds from the Encore Gala support the Berklee City Music® program. Founded more than 25 years ago, City Music works with marginalized communities to help develop talented youth and provide them with pathways to college both through in-person and virtual classrooms. City Music reaches thousands of students in Greater Boston and across the country, and provides vulnerable youth an opportunity to develop their talents and express their voices in a safe, supportive environment.
Is my donation to City Music tax deductible?
Yes. All donations to the Encore Gala are 100 percent tax deductible this year. Berklee is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 04-2300472.
How do I make a Fund-a-Future donation or pledge to support Five-Week scholarships for City Music students ?
To make a Fund-a-Future doantion or pledge, please visit berklee.edu/faf.
To pay by check, please make checks payable to Berklee and mail to:
Berklee College of Music
Attn: Quan Yao Lim
Office of Institutional Advancement
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
You may also type your pledge amount into the chat feature on the night of the Gala, and someone from the development team will invoice you later.
For more information or for questions not answered here, please contact Lindsey Chinni at email@example.com or Alexandra Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit berklee.edu/gala for the most up-to-date information.
Thank you for your support!