Clinics and Master Classes

Alberto Netto

Tuesday / January 28, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Alberto Netto was born and raised in Santos, Brazil, where he started playing percussion at age 12 and the drum set at age 14. He studied drum set for a year at Conservatório Beethoven in Santos, then studied privately with Brazilian masters Duda Neves, Realcino "Nene" Lima, and Zé Eduardo Nazário. In Brazil, Netto performed with Alta Tensão, David Costa Quintet, Grupo Jornal do Brasil, Chico Gomes, Grupo Quartzo, Luis Arruda Paes Big Band, and many others.

In 1989, Netto received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music. Since then, he has performed with many talented musicians such as Aaron Scott, Claudio Roditi, Helio Alves, Aaron Goldberg, Luciana Souza, the Sonny Watson Quartet, Skip Hadden, and many others. 

In 1997, Netto recorded his first solo CD, Indian Summer, and founded his own studio, Artdrums, to produce his own work as well as the music of other artists.

In 2000, Netto joined the percussion faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he teaches private lessons and master classes. Accomplished in various styles on the drum set—including Brazilian, jazz, Afro-Cuban, rock, contemporary pop, and fusion—he has presented clinics in the United States, Europe, and South America.

Netto's instructional book and CD, Brazilian Rhythms for Drum Set and Percussion, published by Berklee Press/Hal Leonard, is a top seller in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.

"Alberto Netto has created a wonderful sourcebook for understanding the history of Brazilian drumming. Each rhythm is explained in detail as it relates to a specific dance and/or religious celebration.... The extensive CD tracks show how much variety exists in the world of Brazilian percussion. Netto's fluid drum set playing and clearly stated text results in a gem of a book," writes David Licht of Modern Drummer magazine.

 

Admission: 
Free

Lizz Wright

Thursday / April 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Lizz Wright

Acclaimed jazz and R&B vocalist Lizz Wright shares her musical experiences and performs with Berklee faculty.

Admission: 
Free

Sharon Brown Clinic

Thursday / April 10, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Sharon Brown

Voice Department associate professor Sharon Brown presents a vocal technology demonstration in fulfillment of a faculty grant award.

Admission: 
Free

Lizz Wright Master Class/Clinic

Wednesday / April 16, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Jazz artist Lizz Wright will present a master class on artistry and performance with voice department participants. This event is open to the Berklee community.

Admission: 
Free

Victor Provost Steel Pan Jazz Clinic

Thursday / March 27, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Hailing from the American Virgin Islands, virtuoso steel pan innovator Victor Provost is one of only a few musicians integrating the jazz bebop language with Caribbean steel pan traditions, paving the way as a leader of this musical movement.

Admission: 
Free

Adam Cruz Drum Clinic

Tuesday / February 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Adam Cruz

Adam Cruz presents a drum clinic, co-sponsored by the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Percussion Department. A drummer, composer, and educator, Cruz is a force on the international jazz scene and an integral part of Danilo Perez's trio and also works with artists such as Tom Harrell, the Mingus Big Band, Joey Calderazzo, Chris Potter, Steve Wilson, and Edward Simon.

Watch Cruz perform with the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival:

Admission: 
Free

Lisa Fischer Master Class

Monday / January 27, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Lisa Fischer, featured singer from film 20 Feet from Stardom, will present a master class.

Admission: 
Free

Dark Eyes/New Eyes: A Journey in Armenian Music

Friday / February 28, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Sato Moughalian
Painting by Kevork Mourad

In this clinic, Sato Moughalian will present her vision for Armenian music, and will, along with her fellow clinicians, demonstrate the cultural, historical, and traditional aspects of Armenian folk music. She will be joined on stage by fellow Middle Eastern Festival musicians Mal Barsamian (oud), Martin Haroutunian (duduk), Tareq Rantisi (percussion) and Layth Al Rubaye (violin). The presentation will include live performance.

 

Admission: 
Free

Aubrey Johnson Voice Clinic

Wednesday / February 19, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Aubrey Johnson

Voice faculty Aubrey Johnson presents a vocal styles clinic with a rhythm section.

Admission: 
Free

Songwriting Clinic

Monday / January 27, 2014 / 9:00 a.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Elementary students from local Boston schools are invited by Berklee's Music Education Department to participate in a songwriting clinic and performance. The students will learn how to write songs and will give a performance of their work at the end of the event.

Admission: 
Free

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