Clinics and Master Classes

Q&A with Shawn Colvin

Friday / March 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are works of craft and catharsis that become treasured lifetime companions for their listeners. In the 25 years since the release of her debut album, she has won three Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for the hit single "Sunny Came Home," and has been nominated for another seven.

Colvin has released 10 albums, appeared on many television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, maintained a demanding national and international touring schedule, and created a remarkable canon of work. Over the years, she has shared the stage with such legendary artists as Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, James Taylor, and Lyle Lovett. The Guardian newspaper praised her “…extraordinary songs, mesmerising guitar playing, and a voice that goes effortlessly from bruise-tender to scar-hard in a matter of minutes.”

Please join us for a Q&A with Shawn Colvin, hosted by Matt Glaser, where we will discuss her music, influences, and career.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz Composition with Maria Schneider and Geri Allen

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 3:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Grammy-winning composers Maria Schneider and Geri Allen will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers

Admission: 
Free

Improvisation Workshop with Terence Blanchard

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 11:00 am
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will conduct a workshop exploring improvisational techniques from his unique perspective. Blanchard is a former member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, a noted film composer, recording artist, and a highly successful bandleader.

Admission: 
Free

Cheryl Bentine Master Class

Friday / April 11, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Grammy Award-winning member of Manhattan Transfer, Cheryl Bentyne, shares her singing and performing experiences with vocalists, instrumentalists, and all interested parties.

Admission: 
Free

Beyond Scales and Modes: A New Approach to Improvisation

Monday / April 7, 2014 / 1:15 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Keyboardist and composer Jovino Santos Neto will present an alternative to the traditional scale-oriented approach to improvisation in contemporary music. Using a concept originated by the composer's musical mentor, the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal, Neto will show participants how to employ simple triad-based motives to create elaborate and harmonically sophisticated melodies, taking advantage of the harmonic potential of each chord. This discovery usually introduces a sense of musical freedom, allowing one to think simply while performing complex musical ideas.

Admission: 
Free

Sight Reading Music for the Bass

Wednesday / April 2, 2014 / 1:15 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Jim Stinnert will teach the fundamentals of learning to read music for the bass. He will outline and define the three levels of reading practice, and students will demonstrate each stage. Topics will include: hand position, fingering, appropriate reading material, sight reading, muscle memory, visual recognition, and practice strategies.

Admission: 
Free

Rocco Prestia Bass Clinic

Monday / March 31, 2014 / 2:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Join bass innovator Rocco Prestia for a look inside his mastery of groove. Bring your questions regarding his technique, career, and work with Tower of Power.

Prestia will be joined by Berklee bass chair Steve Bailey for some jamming, talking, and question-taking. 

For more on Prestia in his own words, see www.roccoprestia.com/bio

Admission: 
Free

Alina Galueva: Classical Piano

Wednesday / March 5, 2014 / 4:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Zambelli Scholarship winner Alina Galueva will present a program of classical piano music.

Admission: 
Free

Discovering and Promoting New Latin Music Talent

Thursday / February 27, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Carolina Arenas

Join us for an afternoon with Carolina Arenas, director of Latin Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI. Arenas has previously worked as membership coordinator at the Latin Recording Academy, strategic marketing director at Fonovisa & Disa, and senior product manager for artist and repertoire at Machete Music (Universal Music). Arenas will share her experience with the Berklee community and give advice to artists on how to be successful in the Latin music industry.

This event is sponsored by Berklee International Programs and organized by Latin music studies advisor Oscar Stagnaro and Marco Flores of the Latin American Music Business Association (LAMBA).

Admission: 
Free

Inside the Music of Maria Schneider

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 4:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Maria Schneider will present her works from her own artistic perspective. The workshop will focus on her creative processes, ensemble techniques, and impetus behind chosen works that she will present.

Admission: 
Free

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