Faculty detail | Berklee Valencia Campus

Jon Forsyth

Assistant Professor Berklee Study AbroadGlobal Entertainment and Music BusinessMusic Production, Technology, and Innovation

In Their Own Words

“I love the creative process in all types of audio and visual art production, as a creator and as an educator. As a creator, I enjoy the process of bringing to life something new out of something existing, looking for sights and sounds that express my inner voice and that also resonate with an external audience. As an educator, I like helping students enhance their own creative process, whether making music videos or utilizing information technology.”

“I think a formal classroom setting is an opportunity for students to learn the tools and discover the methods that allow them to go further than they otherwise would have gone. I work hard to make sure my teaching provides the right structure to let their creativity grow and flourish.”

Career Highlights

  • Adjunct professor since 2000 at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, teaching management information systems
  • Music video producer for the Stylus Symphony, a groundbreaking orchestral/hip-hop composition by Stephen Webber, Emmy Award winner and Berklee program director
  • Owner of Video Jester video production company, which creates music videos, promotional and event videos, and short documentaries
  • Former strategic management consultant for technology corporations and startups
  • Owner of Compass Rose Film School, a film training company focused on creating documentaries for global humanitarian organizations, most recently in Belize
  • Folk musician, performing with his family band at the New England Folk Festival and on New Hampshire Public Radio
  • Theater director and actor whose performances include lead and supporting roles in musical touring companies and community theater plays
  • Toured as a singer and dancer with the BYU Young Ambassadors across the southern United States and in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece
  • Sculptor specializing in assemblage, and winner of multiple awards in regional art shows

Education

  • B.S., Brigham Young University, magna cum laude
  • M.B.A., Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, international business concentration