Clinics and Master Classes

A Master Class with Meshell Ndegeocello

Friday / March 13, 2009 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Singer, bassist, and composer Meshell Ndegeocello honed her skills on the D.C. go-go circuit in the late 1980s. Going solo, she was one of the first artists to sign with Maverick Records. Her debut album on that label, Plantation Lullabies, presented a distinctly androgynous persona. Her most recent album, The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams, came out in 2007.

Ndegeocello has appeared on recordings by Basement Jaxx, Blind Boys of Alabama, Indigo Girls, Madonna, Alanis Morissette, and the Rolling Stones. In the late 1990s, she toured with Lilith Fair.

Her music has been featured in a number of film soundtracks, including Batman and Robin, Down in the Delta, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Love Jones, and Talk to Me. She can be seen in the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

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A Master Class with Meshell Ndegeocello

Thursday / March 12, 2009 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Singer, bassist, and composer Meshell Ndegeocello honed her skills on the D.C. go-go circuit in the late 1980s. Going solo, she was one of the first artists to sign with Maverick Records. Her debut album on that label, Plantation Lullabies, presented a distinctly androgynous persona. Her most recent album, The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams, came out in 2007.

Ndegeocello has appeared on recordings by Basement Jaxx, Blind Boys of Alabama, Indigo Girls, Madonna, Alanis Morissette, and the Rolling Stones. In the late 1990s, she toured with Lilith Fair.

Her music has been featured in a number of film soundtracks, including Batman and Robin, Down in the Delta, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Love Jones, and Talk to Me. She can be seen in the documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

Admission: 

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.

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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

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