Clinics and Master Classes

HearWell:  Protecting Your Hearing

Wednesday / February 6, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A lecture on how the ear functions and strategies on how to protect one's hearing from noise-induced hearing loss.

Admission: 
Free

Bernhard Lackner

Thursday / February 7, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Austrian bassist Bernhard Lackner presents his techniques and mastery of the electric bass. Presented by Aguilar Amps and Labella Strings.

Austrian bassist/composer Bernhard Lackner has worked with artists including Mino Cinelu, Adam Holzman, Marco Minnemann, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Adam Nitti, Trip Wamsley, Florian Bramböck, Steve Cunningham, Christian Wegscheider, Franz Hackl, Jeff Coffin, Derico Watson, Chester Thompson, and has performed at festivals such as Eurobassday (Italy), at the Outreach Jazzfestival (Austria), at the Namm Bass Bash (USA), at the National Guitar Workshop (United States), the London Bass Guitar Show (England), Pasadena Bassday (United States), at the Groznjan Drumcamp (Croatia), Bassday UK
(England), and many more.

In 2006 he released his debut album Those Days, in 2009 his second album In Between, in 2010 his exercise book Plucking Hand Workout, and in 2011 he followed up with his third album Stories From Home.

Admission: 
Free

Master Class: Peter Eldridge Vocalist/ Composer/ Pianist

Tuesday / February 12, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Peter Eldridge, head of the jazz voice faculty at the Manhattan School of Music since 1993, has released four solo recordings: Stranger in Town, characterized by its bittersweet swing and called the Best Jazz CD of 2001 by Boston radio station WICN; Fool No More, full of Eldridge’s original compositions in a sophisticated pop style, released in the same year (both on the independent label Rosebud Records); and Decorum, a 2005 release of originals. DownBeat said of Decorum, “If musical intelligence and artistry were prompters to marketplace success, Decorum would grant him stardom...strong, far-ranging voice ...hauntingly wistful.” Eldridge‘s newest project, the Latin-inspired Mad Heaven, was just released this February on Palmetto Records. Jazz Review has said of the album, “Mad Heaven showcases Eldridge as a major player in vocal jazz, an artist of extraordinary depth and conviction." Eldridge is also a cofounding member of the double-Grammy winning New York Voices. The group has made numerous guest appearances, and toured internationally for two decades, with appearances including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

In spring 2006, Eldridge was invited to join Kurt Elling, Jon Hendricks, and Mark Murphy for a "concept concert," the Four Brothers. He is also a member of the vocal group Moss,, which combines the talents of Luciana Souza, Kate McGarry, Theo Bleckmann, and Lauren Kinhan. He has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Michael Brecker, Meredith Monk, Fred Hersch, George Benson, Kenny Werner, David Byrne, Jim Hall, Larry Goldings, the Roches, Jonatha Brooke, Bill Charlap, Betty Buckley, Joshua Redman, and many others. Eldridge’s new duo with bassist Matt Aronoff, Foolish Hearts, is recording its first studio project and recently performed in Latvia as well as in the United States. Eldridge has led master classes and workshops around the world, and as guest conductor has directed All-State groups including New York, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.

Admission: 
Free

Reach Out with Dave Ellefson: Shredding Like a Rock Star, on and off Stage

Wednesday / January 30, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Bass Department chair Steve Bailey will interview Dave Ellefson, in a candid discussion about his life in music and the importance of staying sober. This clinic will include performance and discussion.

Admission: 
Free

Intimate Whitney Houston Symposium

Wednesday / January 23, 2013 / 1:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The intimate Whitney Houston Symposium features special guests speaking about never-before-shared intimate moments and stories about Houston on the road, expert music industry insights into her rise within the music industry, and moments for the community to share their stories with members of the Houston family and friends.

Admission: 
Free

Ancient Russian Folk Songs and Vocal Techniques with Juliana Svetlitchnaia

Thursday / February 28, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

In this worshop, Juliana Svetlitchnaia will present different vocal styles from ancient Russian traditions and her field work in Russian villages, while also providing a cultural context for the music. She will also work with the Berklee Balkan Choir to teach and demonstrate concepts from these traditions.

Host: Christiane Karam, director, Berklee Middle Eastern Festival

Admission: 
Free

Folk traditions of Bulgaria with Binka Dobreva

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

In this master class, Binka Dobreva will demonstrate vocal techniques from different regions of Bulgaria, as well as provide a cultural and historical context for these rich traditions. She will also work with the Berklee Balkan Choir to demonstrate and teach various songs from the folk repertoire.

She will be accompanied by acclaimed composer/gaida and accordion player Aleksandar Raichev, who will also demonstrate different instrumental techniques from the folk tradition.

Admission: 
Free

Triple Helix String Master Class

Tuesday / February 5, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

As part of their annual Berklee residency, violinist Bayla Keyes and cellist Rhonda Rider of the Triple Helix Piano Trio will conduct a master class with Berklee string ensembles and soloists.

Admission: 
Free

Triple Helix Piano Trio Composition Class

Wednesday / February 6, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

As part of its 2013 Berklee residency, the Triple Helix Piano Trio will perform and critique new works by Berklee students.

Admission: 
Free

Lois Shapiro Piano Class

Tuesday / February 5, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Triple Helix pianist Lois Shapiro will present a master class for Berklee pianists.

Admission: 
Free

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