Clinics and Master Classes

Antonio Serrano: Playing with Paco

Monday / April 6, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Harmonica player Antonio Serrano will describe his musical journey with flamenco great Paco de Lucia. He will discuss de Lucia's legacy and effect on the music world. His unique perspective is sure to be interesting to flamenco fans as well as anyone who loves music.

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Free

Antonio Serrano Performance Clinic

Wednesday / April 8, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Don't miss this clinic and performance by Mediterranean Music Institute visiting artist Antonio Serrano. Serrano will play harmonica with an ensemble of faculty and students, demonstrating how the harmonica is used in a variety of styles including flamenco, jazz, Latin, and world music.

Admission: 
Free

The Art of Sound Design

Thursday / January 29, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jeanine Cowen has been involved with sound for games since the early 90s, having held positions on development teams at The Education Development Center, Inc., Turning Point Software, and Turbine Entertainment, as well as several consulting positions. She has been engaged at all levels of sound development on wide ranging projects which include Hasbro's Mr. Potato Head, Microsoft's Fine Artist & Creative Writer, and Midway Games recent release of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.
 
Jeanine has also worked as a composer, music producer, orchestrator, and conductor since 1986. She is able to create unique scores for each project and can be found conducting an orchestra, working in the studio, or on location recording custom sounds and music. She has years of training in classical music and extensive writing experience in jazz and contemporary music. Jeanine has worked on studio, television, and indie projects that have gone on to receive critical acclaim.
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Free

CANCELED: Scoring & Sound Design Contest 3 Kickoff

Tuesday / January 27, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
CANCELED: This event has been canceled or postponed. This site will be updated as additional information becomes available.
The Learning Center will launch its annual Scoring & Sound Design Contest on January 27. This contest pairs Berklee film composers and sound designers together to create music and sound for a short film clip. This years clip comes to us courtesy of the animation department at the Savannah College of Art and Design, one of the most prestigious schools for the arts in the country. This contest is a great opportunity for both new as well as seasoned film composers and sound designers to compete for prizes, further their skills, and meet others in their field. Full contest details to be unveiled at this event. 
 
 
Immediately following the contest launch, Film Scoring Chair George S. Clinton will present The Art of Film Scoring using the contest clip as source material.
 

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Free

Shelby Lynne Clinic

Thursday / May 7, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne will give an informal talk about her career path, songwriting process, philosophy, and her record label, Everso Records. Lynne was awarded a Grammy for best new artist in 2001 and has released five full-length CDs.

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Free

Thania Sanz

Monday / February 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Brazilian vocalist/guitarist and Berklee alumna Thania Sanz shares her insight and experience with Berklee students.

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Free

Arnon Palty

Monday / February 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Arnon Palty
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Arnon Palty has been chair of the Bass Department at the Rimon School of Jazz in Israel for the last 15 years; he was assistant academic director from 1994 to 1996. Since 1992, he has taught bass and bass history survey classes along with traditional and jazz harmony, advanced ear training, arranging, improvisation, and both the Blood Sweat & Tears and Frank Zappa ensembles at Rimon. He received the outstanding lecturer award for the 2008–2009 academic year.

Palty has performed and recorded with jazz greats such as Dave Liebman, Benny Golson, Didier Lockwood, Lee Konitz, and Terri Lyne Carrington, to name just a few, as well as with the Grateful Dead/Blues Project Reunion featuring Danny Kalb and British prog rock band Ordinary Listeners. Last year, an album dedicated to Palty's big band arrangement was released by the Dave Liebman Big Band via the Jazzis record label.

A Berklee alumnus, Palty got his master's degree in jazz composition and arranging from Manhattan School of Music and his Ph.D. in jazz harmony from Bar Ilan University, Israel. He also holds a master's in creative writing from Haifa University, Israel.

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Free

Polly Carl

Wednesday / February 4, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Polly Carl is the director and editor of HowlRound: A Center for Theater Commons at Emerson College. Her work at HowlRound is focused on promoting practices for the 21st century theater, based on the core principal that theater is for everyone. She is also part of the ArtsEmerson programming team at Emerson College and is developing new works for the stage in that context. She spent two years as director of artistic development at Steppenwolf Theatre and served 11 years at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 7 as producing artistic director. She regularly teaches, writes, consults, and mentors. In addition to continuing to develop and produce new plays, Carl now devotes significant energy to researching innovative practices for the theater. Her Ph.D. in comparative studies in discourse and society is from the University of Minnesota.

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Free

Igor Saavedra Bass Styles

Thursday / January 29, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Igor Saavedra
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Igor Saavedra, the great Chilean bassist, will demonstrate technical and musical concepts that stretch the limits of the instrument and the imagination.

Saavedra didn’t know what a bass was untill 1988, when he was 22 years old. Nowadays, many prestigious critics consider him an ambassador of authentic South American bass culture and one of the world’s most innovative, respected, influential, and virtuoso bassists—a pioneer of the eight-string bass.

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Free

Drum Programming Workshop

Friday / January 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Programming drums can be one of the most difficult parts of modern production. Without a good drum foundation a great song can seem flat. This event will look at this task and tackle it from different angles using different software and hardware controllers. Come get a better handle on drum programming and get your songs to groove better.

Admission: 
Free

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