Clinics and Master Classes

Tino D'Agostino: An Easy and Fun Way to Improvise

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Tino D’Agostino

Often, some musicians don’t feel comfortable starting the process of improvisation. This clinic by Tino D’Agostino ‘96, open to everyone, will present some easy and fun ideas on how to get started. Sponsored by Epifani Amplifiers, DR Strings, and F-Clef Bass, the clinic will use some well-known tunes to help musicians begin wading into the waters of improvisation. D’Agostino (bass) will be joined by Berklee assistant professor of percussion Sergio Bellotti.

Born in Salerno, Italy, Tino D’Agostino was named best bass player at the 1995 Umbria Jazz Festival. His publications include Get a Move On: A Gradual Approach to Walking Bass Lines and numerous articles in Bass Guitar magazine. D’Agostino is a faculty member of the Berklee College of Music Sumer Program, director of instrumental music at Arlington High School, and the founder/director of Musica Vesuviana, a summer music festival for high school singers and instrumentalists held in Salerno, Italy. He also teaches jazz improvisation at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. He has delivered lectures at the Massachusetts Music Educators Conference and the American String Teachers Association Conference. D’Agostino performs regularly with Spajazzy, the band he co-founded with Bellotti, and he has performed or recorded with many distinguished musicians, including Andrea Bocelli, Bruce Gertz, Steve Hunt, and Mike Stern.

Admission: 
Free

South Indian Rhythms for Drum Set

Friday / April 5, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Applications of South Indian rhythm, language, and mathematics to drum set grooves, focusing on patterns in 5. Explore Leake's "harmonic time" method of stepping, sticking, and vocalizing to orchestrate and internalize musical time, groove, and math.

Jerry Leake is an associate professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. He leads the world-rock-fusion octet Cubist, which performs compositions from his acclaimed 2010 debut CD. Leake recently released his third Cubist CD, Prominence, where African songs and melodies are woven into contemporary designs. He is a founding member of the world music ensemble Natraj and performs with Club d’Elf and the Agbekor Society. Leake has written eight widely used texts on North and South Indian, West African, and Latin American percussion and rhythm theory. He is former president of the Massachusetts PAS Chapter and was a presenter of his Harmonic Time method at a 2011 TEDx Seminar in Cambridge, MA.

Admission: 
Free

Antonio Sanchez Clinic

Monday / October 7, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A drum clinic featuring Antonio Sanchez for the annual Berklee Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program.

Admission: 
Free

Antonio Sanchez Master Class

Tuesday / October 8, 2013 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The second master class in the series for the annual Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program featuring Antonio Sanchez.

Admission: 
Free

Antonio Sanchez Master Class

Wednesday / October 9, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Antonio Sanchez

This master class marks the third in a series with Antonio Sanchez for the annual Berklee Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence program. An impressive and inspiring drummer, Sanchez is well-known for his work with Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, and Gary Burton, among many others.

Admission: 
Free

Henrique De Almeida Drum Set Clinic

Friday / April 5, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

A drum set clinic demonstrating the Moeller Technique concepts and other topics.

Admission: 
Free

ARMP Presents: Chris Pandolfi Clinic

Monday / March 25, 2013 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee alumnus Chris Pandolfi discusses his experience starting a band and getting ahead in the music business. Sponsored by the American Roots Music Program.

Admission: 
Free

Venue Etiquette and Event Production Workshop

Wednesday / March 6, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Darcie Wicknick

If you are interested in performing at venues, or producing shows and events, this workshop will help you to develop necessary skills. Featuring a frank discussion of dos and don'ts, it will give you insight on how to interact and plan well so that promoters, booking agents, show producers, event staff, and stage managers will appreciate you and keep their welcome mat out for you.

This workshop will be led by Berklee music business/management alumna and staff member Darcie Nicole in an up-close-and-personal format filled with dialog and real life scenarios. Nicole is a music business consultant who has a 35-year performance history and has produced, performed in, and/or provided publicity for dozens of music-related events at the celebrity and major-label-executive level.

Bring your lunch.

Then come back that evening to see one of Nicole's shows in action as she coproduces the We Are Hip-Hop 2013 event taking place at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Steve Langone: Rhythmic Harmonies and Transpositions

Thursday / April 4, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Faculty drummer Steve Langone wants you to expand your musical possibilities by showing you systematic approaches using melodies, subdivisions, and groupings, influenced by teachings of Alan Dawson, in this clinic/performance with with special guest Kevin Harris on piano, as part of Percussion Days.

Admission: 
Free

Ramon Vazquez: A Creative Approach to Contemporary Latin Bass Playing

Monday / March 11, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Bassist, composer, arranger, and producer Ramón Vázquez began music while still in middle school participating in a student band. His first musical steps were with the triangle and the clave. Upon learning from his music teacher that the band needed a bassist, Vázquez accepted the challenge and began his life-long dedication to the study of this instrument.

Vázquez graduated from the famed Escuela Libre de Música in 1989 with high honors. He studied bass privately and participated in several workshops and seminars including: the Manhattan School of Music Summer Workshop, the Bass Summit at the National Guitar Summer Workshop, and for three years the Berklee partner school in Puerto Rico, where he was awarded for Outstanding Musicianship with a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music.

His talent and charisma have allowed him to work with a great number of pop, jazz, and classical artists, in and out of Puerto Rico. I

 

Admission: 
Free

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