Clinics and Master Classes

Berklee Girls Rock with Meshell Ndegeocello

Friday / March 13, 2009 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Four ensembles with Meshell Ndegeocello.

Admission: 

Liane Curtis

Tuesday / March 31, 2009 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A guest lecture by Liane Curtis, president of the Rebecca Clarke Society. Her lecture will be part of the Triple Helix program for Women's History Month.

Admission: 

Gene Perla

Monday / March 30, 2009 / 1:15 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

At age 5, Gene Perla began playing classical piano. While studying engineering and business he heard pianist Bill Evans, prompting his return to music. He switched to bass while studying at Berklee at the age of 24 after hearing Charlie Haden. His first major gig was the Willie Bobo Sextet, which included famed Cuban conguero Patato. Other gigs included Woody Herman, Elvin Jones, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone, and Sarah Vaughan.

Perla then entered audio school, worked in the studio with Todd Rundgren, founded P.M. Records, and established recording facilities. Currently teaching at Lehigh University and the New School, his credits include Broadway theatrical sound design, internet design and hosting, and computer networking.

He will play examples of his bass work and tell some stories about his adventures with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Joni Mitchell, Sonny Rollins, and more.

Admission: 

Envisioning 21st Century Music Business Models

Thursday / March 26, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

According to Marcie Allen Cardwell, president of MAC Presents, "touring is the holy grail of the music business." Learn about this and more at this year's Envisioning 21st Century Business Models event, featuring Mathew Knowles,president/CEO, Music World; Gerry Barad, COO Global Touring, Live Nation; Louis Messina, president, The Messina Group/AEG Live; Marsha Vlasic, senior VP, ICM (International Creative Management); George Travis, tour coordinator, Bruce Springsteen; Dave Marsden, VP, Live Nation, New England; Ray Waddell, executive director touring and live entertainment, Billboard Magazine; Marcie Allen Cardwell, president, MAC Presents, Nashville; and Brian Hill, agent, Paradigm Agency, Nashville.

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Visiting Artist Fred Hersch

Tuesday / March 3, 2009 / 12:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Visiting artist Fred Hersch presents a clinic as part of Keys Fest 2009.

Admission: 

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Thursday / April 2, 2009 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The founder of the pioneering African-American vocal group Sweet Honey in the Rock talks to Berklee students.

Admission: 

Cyrus Chestnut Master Class

Monday / September 14, 2009 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Visiting artist Cyrus Chestnut presents a master class open to piano students as part of Piano Mondays.

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Berklee Clinics and Auditions in Mumbai

Saturday / February 13, 2010 / 9:00 a.m.
Jamnabai Narsee School
North South Rd No 8 Juhu
Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA
United States
400049

Berklee College of Music will present two days of clinics and hold two days of auditions and interviews at the Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai, India. These events are sponsored by the Jamnabai Narsee School, Furtados Music, Tabula Rasa Music, Performers Collective, and the American Center.

Saturday, February 13

10:00 a.m.  Preparing for an Audition: Rhythm Section Instruments
This session will provide valuable information and tips for rhythm section instrumentalists to prepare for a variety of live audition experiences. The team will use online resources as well as conduct mock auditions for participants.

2:00 p.m.  Preparing for an Audition: Melodic Instruments and Voice

This session will provide valuable information and tips for rhythm section instrumentalists to prepare for a variety of live audition experiences. The team will use online resources as well as conduct mock auditions for participants.

4:00 p.m.  Learn About Berklee
Gojko Damjanic, assistant director of international admissions, presents a sessions providing information about Berklee College of Music and how musicians can apply to the college.



Tuesday, February 9



10:00 a.m.  The Use of Modality in Popular Western Music
Presented by Michael Farquharson, professor of contemporary writing and production

2:00 p.m.  Berklee Grooves on Media Moves
Presented by Dan Carlin, chair of film scoring



4:00 p.m.  Performance Ear Training and Improvisation
Presented by Greg Badolato

Berklee will also conduct auditions and interviews for musicians seeking to apply to the college.  To apply for auditions, visit our website. To register for free clinics, email nitya@tabularasa-music.com.

Admission: 
Clinics Free

Berklee Clinics and Auditions in New Delhi

Monday / February 8, 2010 / 9:00 a.m.
Performers Collective
7416, DLF Phase - IV
Gurgaon, Haryana INDIA
United States
122002

Berklee College of Music will present two days of clinics and hold two days of auditions and interviews at the Performer's Collective in New Delhi, India. The event is sponsored by the Performers Collective, American Center, Furtados Music, and Tabula Rasa Music.

Monday, February 8

10:00 a.m.  Preparing for an Audition: Rhythm Section Instruments
This session will provide valuable informations and tips for rhythm section instrumentalist to prepare for a variety of live audition experiences. The team will use online resources as well as conduct mock auditions for participants.

2:00 p.m. Preparing for an Audition: Melodic Instruments and Voice
This session will provide valuable information and tips for rhythm section instrumentalist to prepare for a variety of live audition experiences. The team will use online resources as well as conduct mock auditions for participants.

4:00 p.m. Learn About Berklee
Gojko Damjanic, assistant director of international admissions, presents a session providing information about Berklee and how musicians can apply to the college.

Tuesday, February 9

10:00 a.m.  The Use of Modality in Popular Western Music
Presented by Michael Farquharson, professor of contemporary writing and production
Berklee College of Music conducts its first official visit to New Delhi to present clinics, master classes, and auditions at the Performers Collective.

2:00 p.m.  Berklee Grooves on Media Moves
Presented by Dan Carlin, chair of film scoring

4:00 p.m.  Performance Ear Training and Improvisation
Presented by Greg Badolato

Auditions and interviews will be held on February 10 and 11. Candidates interested in applying for an audition and interview should visit the World Scholarship Tour page

Admission: 
Clinics Free

Don Gorder Clinic: It's Your Business

Monday / December 14, 2009 / 3:00 p.m.
SGAE
C/ Fernando VI, 4 - Sala Manuel de Falla
28004 Madrid, Spain
United States

The music business has always been about moving music into the stream of commerce, and generating revenue from it. Historically, artists developed their fan base through touring and recordings, and their success was usually dependent on the backup of a record label that promoted and marketed the recordings and supported touring. Radio airplay and press coverage were essential to success, and the record labels were in control. 

In today's music industry, artists have options that allow them to take control of their careers, and avoid the dependency on the corporate backup. The internet has brought mechanisms and techniques for connecting with an audience; building a fan base;and generating income from touring, selling recordings and merchandise, securing endorsements and branding partnerships, and licensing songs. This is the new order of the music industry, and all the key players (artists, labels, promoters, marketers, managers, publishers, etc.) are adapting to it.

This clinic will explore the new order in depth. We'll examine the business models that are taking shape in corporate environments in contrast with the independent sector and the DIY (do-it-yourself) artist, and the online services that artists and intermediaries alike are using to build their careers and generate income. We'll teach you what every music professional must know about rights management and protection, contractual deal points, licensing sources and strategies, viral marketing techniques, business organizations, and the importance of social media. The clinic will provide music professionals in all categories with an understanding of how to mind their business and get on the track to success.

Don Gorder, chair and founder of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music, is an educator, attorney, and musician. He holds advanced degrees in law and music (B.M. University of Nebraska, M.M. University of Miami, J.D. University of Denver), has authored numerous articles on the music industry, and has spoken at many national and international music industry events. He co-authored the course Legal Aspects of the Music Industry for Berkleemusic, Berklee's online school. As an attorney, he has represented clients in matters of copyright and contracts, and he remains active as a trumpet player in a variety of jazz and commercial settings. 

Admission: 
50€ for SGAE members and 60€ for non-members

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