Clinics and Master Classes

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

American Roots Music Program Presents: Mandolin Orange

Wednesday / February 27, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Mandolin Orange is a duo, sometimes band, led by songwriter Andrew Marlin and vocalist/instrumentalist Emily Frantz. The duo ornaments lyric and harmony-focused tunes with acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, fiddle, and mandolin. As a sometimes band they are joined by rhythm section Jeff Crawford (bass) and James Wallace (drums). Born and raised in North Carolina, Mandolin Orange melds the state's rich country music past with its indie-rock present. Marlin and Frantz met in 2009 and hit it off musically, Marlin sharing his love for church hymns and Frantz her love for bluegrass.

They play lyric and harmony focused tunes on acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle, and mandolin, under the influence of bluegrass, rock and roll, and old school country. Marlin writes the songs which are then arranged, recorded, and performed with Frantz. The two tour North Carolina and beyond playing their roots music–original acoustic tunes inspired by folk music’s great pickers, performers, and storytellers. Mandolin Orange has shared bills with Rosanne Cash, Chatham County Line, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and Abigail Washburn, and traveled as far as the UK to perform at festivals, including Ulster's 21st Annual Bluegrass Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots, and Hopscotch Music Festival.

During this two hour clinic, Mandolin Orange will discuss their songwriting process, take some Q&A from students about life as a touring duet, and give a small performance.

 

Admission: 
Free

Vocal Clinic: Singing with a Big Band

Wednesday / April 10, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Grammy award-winning bassist, composer, arranger, and educator John Clayton offers techniques, tips, and strategies for singing with a big band in this master-class/clinic. Featuring artists from Berklee’s Jazz Revelation Records and selected vocalists.

Admission: 
Free

James "Winky" Fairorth, TAIT's CEO and President

Wednesday / February 27, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

An Insider's Look at the Live Event Industry 
Opportunities, Challenges, and Careers

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to discover what it takes to embark on a successful career in the live event industry. Since 1978, TAIT has been building touring systems for the top entertainment acts in the world, working with clients such as U2, the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Metallica, and beyond. TAIT also serves as the global leader in the production of LED and scenic elements for the live event and architectural markets, as well as the provider of automation and control equipment for the theatrical, motion picture, touring production, and themed attraction markets. With TAIT offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan, and China, clients across the globe are assured a unique blend of revolutionary technology, high-quality customized service.

 

Admission: 
Free

Jeannie Gagné: Breathing Techniques and Power

Friday / April 12, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Jeannie Gagné, voice professor and codirector of Berklee's Performance Wellness Institute (PWI), offers an interactive anatomically correct workshop to demystify breathing, presenting fact vs. fiction. How does breathing really work? How can I get my breathing stronger? What is a "low breath" exactly, anyway? How can I get more power and control in my singing? What exercises can I practice? These questions and more will be answered, and students will have an opportunity to work on specific aspects of their breathing technique.

Admission: 
Free

Roberto Montero

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

This event has been canceled.

Brazilian guitarist/singer Roberto Montero will conduct a master class for guitarists and singer/songwriters, followed by group and solo performances.

Admission: 
Free

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