Clinics and Master Classes

José 'Chepe' Ariza Colombian Bass Clinic

Wednesday / June 19, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

This clinic/performance will be about music from the Andes region in Colombia. Traditional rhythms like passillo, bambuco, and guavina will be demonstrated in their original forms and then demonstrated using tapping and slapping, creating a more contemporary approach to these styles.

The performance will feature Miguel Angel Lous on alto saxophone, NIcolas Castañeda on harp, Utar Artun piano, and Andres Fonseca on drums. 

Admission: 
Free

Eric Normand: The Nashville Musician's Survival Guide

Wednesday / July 31, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Eric Normand
Eric Normand
Eric Normand

Guitarist and vocalist Eric Normand, a 1989 Berklee alumnus and author of The Nashville Musician’s Survival Guide, presents a clinic that offers an informative peek behind the curtain of Music City. Normand has covered quite a bit of ground since his arrival in Nashville in 2002. The list of artists he has worked with during his whirlwind Nashville adventure includes Toby Keith, Jamey Johnson, and Vern Gosdin. In this clinic, Normand will share insights from his book about the Nashville music industry, from recording, touring, and songwriting to working on a national tour and building the relationships needed to succeed in Music City.

Normand has performed in every state in the continental U.S., and he has also performed in Canada, Europe and at the Grand Ole Opry on numerous occasions. He has licensed his original music to film and television and is the host of the bimonthly Nashville Berklee Jam, a pay-it-forward event for aspiring music industry professionals. Normand is currently working on an album of his own material and can be seen performing in and around Nashville with his band, Skinny Buddha.

 

Admission: 
Free

The Everything Sheet

Wednesday / May 8, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

What if you could represent all harmonic or melodic possibilities on one sheet? You can! All harmonic and melodic combinations fall into 18 diatonic and 69 chromatic fundamental structures.

The everything sheet enables one to see how any lick, scale fragment, or chord is among these structures and to see how it relates to others in the same category. In a sense, it is a form of data compression that helps deal with the limitations of the wetware between our ears. Most importantly, the everything sheet is valuable in structuring one's practice time in any style of music by clearly and concisely representing all that there is to practice and allowing the student to focus on the specific elements necessary to achieve his or her goals.

In this clinic, we will take a quick tour through all the fundamental musical structures and see how they apply to real-world examples in jazz, rock, and other styles. 

Admission: 
Free

Sara Leib

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

 

Visting artist Sara Leib presents a vocal clinic.

Admission: 
Free

ASCAP Day @ Berklee Featuring Patty Larkin

Thursday / April 4, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Film Scoring and Songwriting departments present a career development seminar featuring critically acclaimed ASCAP singer-songwriter Patty Larkin. Larkin’s music redefines the boundaries of urban folk music, skillfully mixing pop, rock, Celtic, blues, and funk. A favorite with critics, she has honed a reputation as a musician's musician, receiving accolades for her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics.

Admission: 
Free

Live from Tokyo with Hiromu Boschee Nagahara

Tuesday / April 16, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This event has been canceled.

Live from Tokyo takes the viewer through the back streets in Shinjuku, the intersections in Shibuya, the alleys in Koenji, and all over Tokyo, as it highlights the innovative musicians that create the multifaceted underground music scene.

Welcome to a world where ideas and genres are pushed to their extremes, with the general sentiment that there is new music waiting to be created.

The documentary looks at Tokyo's music culture as a reflection of Japanese society and in relation to international music culture. Special guest HIromu Boschee Nagahara, assistant professor of history at MIT, will share from his research into the history of media, popular culture, and censorship in modern Japan to give texture and context to the current music scene.

For more information or to read the guest speaker's bio, visit the Stan Getz Library Facebook page.

Admission: 
Free

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

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