Lecture

Hearing Loss and Musicians

Tuesday / April 8, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Dr. Sharon Kujawa, director of audiology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, will give a presentation on the state of the science of hearing loss.

Admission: 
Free

Check the Technique with the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection

Wednesday / February 12, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Come learn more about the Cornell University Hip-Hop Collection, the world's largest research archive of artifacts documenting the birth, growth, and history of hip-hop culture, which turned 40 this past summer.
 
This evening's video chat guests will include:
  • Ben Ortiz, assistant curator of the Cornell Hip-Hop Collection (CHHC);
  • DJ Rich Medina, CHHC advisory board member and world-renowned DJ/musician/media personality; and
  • Breakbeat Lou, CHHC advisory board member and co-founder of The Ultimate Breaks and Beats compilation series.
 
 
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Performance Anxiety and the Developing Musician

Wednesday / November 13, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Performance anxiety—physical, behavioral, psychological, and common to anyone who's taken the stage.

Long thought of as an adult problem, this session will present research regarding its development and highlight the role teachers and educational practices may play. Join us as Berklee Music Education faculty member Charlene Ryan shares her latest research with us!

 
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Style on Stage: A Quest for Authenticity

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Courtney Kim Benbernou

Are you what you wear? Can fashion choices create a niche for your music? How do certain pieces, like Michael Jackson's glove, become iconic?

Fashion sculptor Courtney Kim Benbernou will deliver a thought-provoking look at the relationship between fashion and the musician. Benbernou is a full-time artist with a B.F.A. in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The program will include an interactive opportunity to develop and craft individual stage looks.

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Indian Cinema Centennial: 1913-2013

Wednesday / October 16, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee faculty Rekha Menon will give a presentation on the uniqueness of Indian cinema, in honor of its centennial. Indian cinema draws and captivates audiences for more than two hours of storytelling. The art and aesthetics of Indian cinema will be discussed, including scenes in the most celebrated celluloid that galvanized generations and impacted filmmaking across the globe.

 

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Performance Wellness Institute Presents

Monday / November 25, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

The Performance Wellness Institute presents an afternoon of lectures and performances.

Admission: 
Free

Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?

Wednesday / March 6, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Dr. Steve Rauch

Dr. Rauch is a physician-scientist specializing in otology. His busy clinical practice at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary comprises medical and surgical disorders of hearing and balance, with particular interest in noise injury, Meniere’s disease, autoimmune inner ear disease, sudden deafness, and migraine-associate dizziness. His wide-ranging research activities are clinically-centered. They include service as principal investigator and study chair of a National Institutes of Health multicenter clinical trial of steroid therapy for sudden deafness, and director of a research team developing new diagnostic tests for Meniere’s disease. 

The breadth of Dr. Rauch’s experience in the science of hearing and the many ways in which it can be compromised by disease and trauma make him an articulate advocate for hearing health, loss prevention, and coping strategies. As an enthusiastic amateur musician and devoted audience member, he is keenly aware of the unique importance of hearing to performers, teachers, and students.

 

Admission: 
Free

Marketing and Social Media with Stephanie Kellar

Wednesday / February 6, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

By deconstructing Berklee alumni Karmin's branding efforts, marketing strategy, and use of social media, Music Business/Management faculty Stephanie Kellar presents a preliminary look at her marketing case study focusing on the convergence of artistic and business development, as well as best practices in social media marketing and search engine optimization (SEO).

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Perform with Confidence

Tuesday / March 26, 2013 / 2:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A workshop to help students with enhancing their performance skills or manage performance anxiety. Presenter will speak, using PowerPoint presentation, and students will perform briefly and receive feedback from presenter.

Admission: 
Free

Alison Brown and Garry West: Starting Your Own Label

Friday / December 7, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Banjoist Alison Brown and her bassist and producer Garry West—the husband-and-wife team behind Compass Records—present a lecture on how to start a record label.

Alison Brown has taken an unlikely path in establishing herself as an internationally recognized banjoist. A former investment banker (she has a bachelor's degree in history and literature from Harvard and an MBA from UCLA), she toured with Alison Krauss and Union Station and Michelle Shocked before forming her own group, the Alison Brown Quartet. She has recorded 10 critically acclaimed solo albums, received a Grammy, four Grammy nominations and the Banjo Player of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association.   
 
Brown has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's All Things Considered and in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. She was personally requested to play at the inauguration of Harvard’s first female president, Drew Faust, and is the recipient of Irish America magazine’s “Stars of the South Award” for Compass Records’ efforts towards the “cultivation and preservation of Irish music.” In 2011 she was selected by the Mayor of Nashville to serve as the Ambassador of Friendship to initiate a sister city relationship with Kamakura. 
 
Brown is also co-founder of the internationally recognized Compass Records Group which oversees more than 600 releases from the Compass Records, Green Linnet and Mulligan Records catalogs and which has been called by Billboard Magazine “one of the greatest independent labels of the last decade.” In addition, she currently serves on the board of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and on the adjunct faculty of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.

Garry West was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After attending Berklee, he moved to Nashville to play bass behind many major artists such as Delbert McClinton, Patty Loveless, Michelle Shocked, and currently, the Alison Brown Quartet. In addition to his work as a musician and cofounder of the Compass Records Group, West is also a busy producer who has produced projects from Colin Hay, Paul Brady, BeauSoleil and Catie Curtis. West has been featured in Bass Player, Billboard, and Mix, and has spoken at the Harvard Business School, the Darden School of Business, and the University of Colorado.

Admission: 
Free

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