Michael Shinn

Dean of Music, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Michael Shinn has joined Boston Conservatory at Berklee as dean of music and oversees faculty, students, and curriculum development. Prior to this appointment, he was chair of keyboard studies at the Juilliard School and senior advisor for educational and artistic programs at Juilliard Global Ventures.

Shinn and his wife, Jessica, founded and direct the pianoSonoma Music Festival, a unique festival that brings together artists in residence and adult musicians of all backgrounds to collaborate and perform in Sonoma County, California.

Shinn has spoken about the future of arts education and the role of the arts in society at SXSW EDU and the Pebble Beach Authors and Ideas Festival.