Clinics and Master Classes

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring Joe Lovano

Wednesday / October 29, 2014 / 4:00 pm
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring Dave Liebman

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 4:00 pm
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

Admission: 
Free

Axis of Equals

Thursday / November 20, 2014 / 1:00 pm
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Axis of Equals, featuring the Planet MicroJam Institute's Dave Fiuczynski, offers visions of varying cultures and textures, integrated through musical collaboration and invention. Beat-boxer extraordinaire Adam Matta will join the group and work with students to create music that combines an ear for traditional sounds with contemporary arrangements, instrumentation, and grooves. Pop and urban rhythms will intersect with ancient musical forms from the Arab and Jewish worlds and will collide with microtonal melodies and harmonies, celebrating the new and the old as well as the catchy and the eclectic.

Admission: 
Free

Skype Call with Music Supervisor Bob Badami

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join the Berklee Film Scoring Network as they host a Skype interview with renowned music supervisor Bob Badami. Bob’s film credits include Pearl HarborPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s ChestPirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and National Treasure: Book of Secrets.

Admission: 
Free

Master Class and Interview with A. R. Rahman

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 10:30 am
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Legendary composer A. R. Rahman will give an inside look at his career through a live discussion and panel interview, led by Annette Philip, Berklee faculty member and director of the Indian Ensemble; George Clinton, chair of the Film Scoring Department; Alison Plante, assistant chair of Film Scoring; and Kevin Doucette, Berklee alumnus and music director for A. R. Rahman. The discussion will focus on Rahman's influence as a composer for Hollywood and Bollywood films, a performer, a technical innovator, and educator. Following the discussion, Rahman will offer a critique of student works. The event will conclude with a Q&A session open to the audience.

This event is open to the public, with a two-ticket limit per person. Tickets are available at Berklee Performance Center box office.

Admission: 
Free

The Technique of Auditioning and Getting the Gig with Rob Lewis and Audition for House Band for Brian McKnight Taping

Friday / October 17, 2014 / 5:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Seize this opportunity to audition as music producer and arranger Rob Lewis (Christina Aguilera, NKOTB, Backstreet Boys, Babyface, Toni Braxton, MTV, VH1) and his team scouts for student musicians and singers to be a part of the live house band for the taping of their new TV show pilot presentation "Legendary," featuring Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Brian McKnight. Rob Lewis, a Berklee alumnus and Grammy Award-winning arranger, will teach you exactly what various musical directors and artists are looking for when choosing a band and background vocalists for live performances and tours. 

Students who are selected will rehearse on Friday, October 17 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. Piano and drums will be provided on site. Bring horns and strings.


Students are also invited to join Lewis for the "Legendary" Television Pilot Taping on Saturday, October 18. 

Admission: 
Free

Cedar Point Auditions On-Campus

Saturday / November 15, 2014 / 9:00 am
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Cedar Point Live Entertainment in Ohio will be auditioning for summer employment opportunities on the Berklee campus Saturday, November 15, 2014 and Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Positions Open:
Singers, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Guitar (acoustic & electric), Keyboard, Percussion, Saxophone (tenor), Sousaphone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

Styles:
Pop, Contemporary Country, Bluegrass, and Classic Rock & Roll

The Opportunity: ~$532 per week, 6 days/week, subsidized housing in Ohio, May/June-August/September

Click here to RSVP and sign up for an audition.

Admission: 
Free

Frequency Modulation with FM8

Friday / October 17, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join Learning Center trainer Eric Levine as he discusses frequency modulation using Native Instruments' FM8 synth. Topics will include loading patches with the browser, using effects, and building custom sounds with the expert routing matrix.

Admission: 
Free

Norm Zocher: How to Achieve Speed on the Guitar and Get that "Out" Sound

Thursday / October 23, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This clinic will focus on developing speed on the guitar through specific legato and picking friendly scalar approaches for the left hand as well as several righthand picking techniques, including alternate, sweep, economy, hybrid, and finger picking. Next, the clinic will examine the minimum velocity required for "out'' playing (@110 BPM for 16th notes) and the application of several atonal and polytonal techniques, including the use of diminished, whole tone, augmented, and double augmented scales, the cycle of fifths/fourths, and the Mother Chord. 

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, and referred to as "a guitar legend in the making" as well as being one of "Boston's best composers,” Norman Zocher is a longtime Berklee College of Music Guitar Professor and New England Conservatory Jazz Department faculty member. Zocher has performed and recorded a broad range of artists including Esperanza Spalding, John Medeski, Maria Schneider, Muhal Richard Abrams, Oliver Lake, Steve Lacy, Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Moses, Paul Bley, and Dave Holland. Recordings of the Abby and Norm Group with his wife, fellow Berklee guitar professor Abigail Aronson Zocher, gained him international recognition as a guitarist and a composer. Other critically acclaimed albums have featured Zocher with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, John Patitucci and Joey Calderazzo. He is also a resident composer and guitarist for the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra where he writes, performs and records works for guitar and jazz orchestra. More information at: normanzocher.com

Admission: 
Free

Developing Music Products & Services (A Musician's Perspective)

Thursday / October 16, 2014 / 6:00 pm
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Having written music for ads since 1996 and having started three companies, Paul Riggio, founder/CEO of TuneSpring.com, Creative Director at Groove Guild, and a Berklee alumnus, will share some of the do's and don'ts he's learned about developing music software products and services. Presentation topics will include a case study, different ways of coming up with product and/or service ideas, and a discussion on how to bring a product to market using lean startup tactics. In addition, Paul will share some of his facorite learning resources and will finish up with a Q&A.

Admission: 
Free

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