AVP, Career and Digital Strategy, Berklee College of Music
Stefanie Henning serves as the Associate Vice President for Career and Digital Strategy at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She works directly with students, faculty and staff to provide expert guidance, cutting edge resources and professional development in support of student success. Henning leads several diverse teams including the career center, student employment and digital strategy. In addition, she spearheads the promotion of Berklee’s mission and institutional identity by developing state-of-the-art websites and applications that support the Berklee brand, drive marketing and communications, and inform the career development of the world’s most talented artists and entrepreneurs.
Henning has served in multiple roles throughout her 12-year tenure at Berklee, most recently leading a transformation in the career services division by innovating on best practices and designing new approaches to advising and programming that have resulted in increased engagement with students and employers. She also produces annual events that include Career Jam, a signature event which welcomes well known artists and industry experts to campus to network with students through panels, master classes, auditions and showcases. Participating artists have included Grammy Award-winners such as Pharrell, H.E.R, and the CEO of Epic Records, Sylvia Rhone, who received an Honorary Doctorate followed by a concert in her honor. Henning has also been responsible for visiting artists to Berklee including Harry Connick Jr., FINNEAS, Charlie Puth, T-Pain, Jacob Collier and many more who have generously dedicated their time, sharing their expertise with students.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, Henning began her career as a talent agent at International Creative Management (ICM) and has an extensive background leading digital transformation as an executive for Fox Television Studios, Universal Music Group and Macromedia (now Adobe). In addition to serving as a former board member for Women in Film, she has lectured at The Pasadena Art Center for Design, UCLA Extension and USC School of Cinematic Arts, and has been featured in many articles relating to the merging of technology and entertainment for publications that include The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, LA Business Journal and Fast Company.
It Isn’t Rocket Science (But the Right Skill Set WILL Get You Off the Launchpad!)
10/11/22, 6:00 PM
Twenty years ago, who you knew and who knew you were definitely a very important part of your music industry skillset; it definitely got you in the door. While that hasn’t significantly changed, it has become just as critical to have a working relationship with data analytics, social media trends, D2C marketing tools, APIs and blockchain-powered accounting and copyright platforms. To be an effective participant in the future of music, you need to expand your knowledge base. We have assembled a panel of music industry educators from New York University, Berklee College of Music and Belmont University who are creating and delivering an ever-evolving curriculum. We will be discussing where we are and where they believe we are heading.