Clinics and Master Classes

Rohan Krishnamurthy Presents South Indian Percussion Master Class/Clinic

Tuesday / October 8, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939

Rohan Krishnamurthy is a renowned international performer and promoter, as well as a virtuoso of the South Indian drum, the mridangam. Krishnamurthy received advanced mridangam training from maestro Guruvayur Dorai. He has performed with world-renowned artists, spearheaded new cross-musical collaborations, presented Indian percussion lectures, received prestigious international awards, and patented a drumhead tensioning system.

Krishnamurthy's multifaceted accomplishments as a performer, composer, educator, researcher, and entrepreneur earned him a private meeting with, and performance for, the president of India, Abdul Kalam. Krishnamurthy has a  Ph.D. in musicology from the Eastman School of Music. Noted for his creative and dynamic approach, Krishnamurthy will present a clinic on the innovative and traditional dimensions of South Indian rhythm.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Liberal Arts Department.

 

Admission: 
Free

Brass Master Class with Jeremy Pelt

Thursday / September 19, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall

Berklee alumnus Jeremy Pelt will present a brass master class.

Admission: 
Free

Brazilian Music with Antonio Adolfo

Tuesday / July 23, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in Rio de Janeiro (his mother was a violinist in the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra), and began his studies at the age of seven. At 17 he was already a professional musician. His teachers include Eumir Deodato and the great Nadia Boulanger in Paris.

During the '60s he led his own trio and toured with singers Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento. Adolfo wrote tunes that achieved great success and have been recorded by such artists as Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Herb Alpert, Earl Klugh, Dionne Warwick, and others. He won international song contests twice.  

As a musician and arranger he has worked with some of the most well-known Brazilian names, besides having released more than a dozen albums under his name. In 1985, Adolfo created his own school in Rio, Brazil. His recent albums include U.S. releases such as Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya Ao Vivo/ Live, released in 2007; Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya La e Ca/Here and There, released in 2010; and Chora Baiao, in 2011. And now, in 2013, Adolfo is releasing his new CD, Finas Misturas (Fine Mixtures). His books include Brazilian Music Workshop (1994, Advance Music/ Schott Music Publishing) and Phrasing in Brazilian Music (2005, Advance Music/ Schott Music Publishing).

Admission: 
Free

Linda Balliro Vocal Technique Clinic

Thursday / November 7, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

High-intensity workouts, based on the Seth Riggs Speech Level Singing method, are designed to give participants practical skills they can use to develop all aspects of vocal technique across all styles.

Admission: 
Free

Modern Electronics-Based Pop Songwriting and Production II

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

Pop composers and electronic musicians David Frank and Nate Butler will discuss contemporary methods, demonstrate techniques, play examples, and take questions from the audience.

David Frank
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Frank
http://davidfrankmusic.com/

Nate Butler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Butler

Admission: 
Free

Modern Electronics-Based Pop Songwriting and Production I

Wednesday / July 31, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pop composers and electronic musicians David Frank and Nate Butler will discuss contemporary methods, demonstrate techniques, play examples, and take questions from the audience.

David Frank
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Frank
http://davidfrankmusic.com/

Nate Butler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nate_Butler

Admission: 
Free

Nnenna Freelon

Thursday / October 31, 2013 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Master class by jazz artist and improviser Nnenna Freelon, covering voice technique, improvisation, and stage performance. Rhythm section accompaniment. Open to all.

Admission: 
Free

South Indian Mridangam: Tradition and Future Possibilities

Friday / November 1, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A master class/clinic presented by percussion prodigy Rohan Krishnamurthy, featuring a lecture, demonstration and performance on South Indian music and drums.

Admission: 
Free

Jerry Leake Master Class: North and South Indian Music

Friday / November 8, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Jerry Leake

Renowned master of world percussion, composer, and author Jerry Leake presents a master class focusing on Hindustani and Carnatic Indian music. On tabla, Leake has accompanied Ali Akbar Khan, Steve Gorn, Sharafat Ali Khan, and Chitravena Ravikiran, to name just a few. Leake is the co-founder of the award-winning world music ensemble Natraj, and also performs with Club d’Elf, the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society, and his acclaimed world-rock-fusion octet Cubist.

In this clinic, Leake will address the Hindustani music of North India and the Carnatic music of South India. Leake will also discuss merging rhythm theory and practice, compositional forms, improvisation, and much more.

 

Admission: 
Free

Voices and Rhythms from the Balkans and the Middle East

Thursday / July 25, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Christiane Karam, along with members of her band and choir, will present a diverse repertoire ranging from music from the Balkans to the Middle East and will provide insights into the techniques and stylistic elements involved in those musical traditions. Vocal production, odd meters, and microtonal modes will be explored.

Admission: 
Free

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