Berklee College Student Artists To Perform At Summer Festivals
May 5, 2016 at 12:27 PM (PT)
Four groups of BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC students will perform at this summer's editions of ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL in NEW YORK (MAY 13th-14th), LOLLAPALOOZA in CHICAGO (JULY 28th-31st), OSHEAGA in MONTREAL (JULY 29th-31st) and MADE IN AMERICA in PHILADELPHIA (SEPTEMBER 3rd-4th) as part of the school's POPULAR MUSIC INSTITUTE program.
Electronic duo GLOW TEAM, folk trio HONEYSUCKLE and pop singer/songwriter NOE were selected by the student staff from among 400 entries after submitting to the program's record label HEAVY ROTATION RECORDS.
“It all came together at the same time,” explains JEFF DORENFELD, founding managing director of BPMI. “We had placed the festival holds by OCTOBER, and were picking the acts for the record around the same time. With the exception of EDC, the festivals aren’t genre specific, so we were able to be flexible with the slots.”
Two to five students will accompany the artists to each festival to handle on-site promotion, assist with production and tour management, and document the trips on video.
BPMI is an experience-based program enabling students to go from the classroom to the stage in every facet of artist development and touring – important preparation for a performance career.
GLOW TEAM will appear at EDC in NEW YORK on SATURDAY MAY 14th, while HONEYSUCKLE is slated to perform at LOLLAPALOOZA in CHICAGO, SATURDAY, JULY 30th and NOE is scheduled for OSHEAGA in MONTREAL, JULY 29th-31st. An artist has yet to be named for the MADE IN AMERICA fest in PHILADELPHIA.
For more information on the BPMI program, go here.