Clinics and Master Classes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Issac Delgado

Tuesday / November 10, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Issac Delgado was one of Cuba's most well-known musicians before defecting to the United States in 2006. A founding member of timba's seminal group NG La Banda, Delgado has received two Latin Grammy nominations, and his solo recordings with Gonzalo Rubalcaba earned him a number of EGREM prizes, the Cuban equivalent of the Grammy.

Issac Felipe Delgado Ramirez was born in Mariano (Havana), Cuba. The middle child of three, his father was a tailor, his mother a performer at the Teatro Musical de La Habana. When he was 10 years old he started studying the violincello, but within a couple of years realized he wasn't all that interested in the instrument. In fact, what he really wanted to do was play soccer. Enrolling in a different school, he turned his skill and attention wholly to the game.

In 1979 Delgado enrolled in the Instituto Superior de Cultura Fisica Manuel Fajardo where he strove to become licensed in sports, although by that time he was already a fan of salsa. The following year he joined pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba's Grupo Proyecto. Delgad refocused his educational goals, enrolling in a school for professional musicians and taking additional voice lessons.

Delgado really came into his own when he joined NG La Banda in 1988. NG La Banda was making its name with a new sound called timba at a time when Cuba was experiencing change during the tumultuous era called the "Special Period," following the waning of Soviet influence. The band, timba, and Delgado caught the public's imagination and launched Delgado to both local and international fame.

Following these years of enormous success, Delgado launched his own group in 1991. The '90s were busy years for the singer as the group performed, won awards (an EGREM in 1992, 1993, and 1995) and opened his discotheque Azucar in Cancun. In 1995 Delgado signed with Ralph Mercado's RMM label, which gave him further exposure, opportunities, and growing international acclaim.

In 2006, Delgado settled in Tampa, Florida. The move to the U.S. was spurred by a desire for more artistic freedom, although the singer has stated in numerous interviews that it was the death of his mother in 2005 that finally freed him to quietly cross that border.

Delgado then signed with Univision's La Calle Records and hooked up with salsa producer and starmaker Sergio George to collaborate on his first album from the U.S., En Primera Plana. The album title means "on the front page," a fitting description of Delgado's life. The album was nominated for numerous awards, including Grammy and Latin Grammy awards for Best Tropical Album.

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Keith Lockhart Clinic

Thursday / November 12, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Keith Lockhart became the twentieth conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995, adding his artistic vision to the Pops tradition established by his predecessors John Williams and Arthur Fiedler. Lockhart has worked with a wide array of established artists from virtually every corner of the entertainment world, while also promoting programs that focus on talented young musicians from the Tanglewood Music Center, Boston Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music.

Now in his fifteenth season, he has conducted more than 1,000 Boston Pops concerts and introduced the innovative JazzFest and EdgeFest series, which feature the Pops performing with prominent jazz and indie artists. Lockhart has also introduced concert performances of full-length Broadway shows, including Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, and the PopSearch and High School Sing-Off vocal competitions open to the general public.

Under his leadership, the Boston Pops has commissioned several new works and dozens of new arrangements. Lockhart is loved by audiences far and wide for his inimitable style, expressed not only through his consummate music-making, but also by his unique ability to speak directly to the audience about the music to which he is so passionately committed.

Lockhart and the Boston Pops have released four self-produced recordings—Sleigh Ride, America, Oscar & Tony, and, most recently, The Red Sox Album. They have also recorded eight albums with RCA Victor—Runnin' Wild: The Boston Pops Play Glenn Miller, American Visions, the Grammy-nominated Celtic Album, Holiday Pops, A Splash of Pops, Encore!, the Latin Grammy-nominated Latin Album, and My Favorite Things: A Richard Rodgers Celebration.

Lockhart has made 67 television shows with the Boston Pops, including a recent concert featuring jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and special guests Sting, John Mayer, and Steven Tyler, which was taped for national broadcast on PBS in March 2009 and subsequently released on DVD and CD. The annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is broadcast nationally on CBS Television.

Lockhart has also led the Boston Pops in many Holiday Pops telecasts, as well as 38 new programs for Evening at Pops (1970-2004). Under his direction, the Boston Pops has presented 33 national tours, performed at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and brought the music of "America's Orchestra" overseas in four tours of Japan and Korea. Lockhart has also led the Boston Pops in performances at several major sports events, including game two of the 2008 NBA playoffs, the 2004 NFL Season Kickoff television special, and the pre-game show of Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, Lockhart began his musical studies with piano lessons at the age of seven. He holds degrees from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and has previously served as associate conductor of both the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops orchestras. In addition to guest conducting appearances in the United States and abroad, Lockhart also holds the titles of artistic advisor and principal conductor of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. As music director of the Utah Symphony since 1998, Lockhart led that orchestra at the 2002 Olympic Games; he concluded his tenure there after the 2008-2009 season. Visit keithlockhart.com for further information.

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