Lecture

Keeping It Cool, Creative and Clean with Tower of Power’s Ray Greene ’96

Monday / October 27, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Ray Green

The Reach Out Initiative at Berklee welcomes famed Tower of Power singer and Berklee alumnus Ray Greene ’96 for this conversation with Karen Bell about the importance of healthy decision-making in living and playing successfully at Berklee and beyond. Door prizes will be raffled. 

Ray Greene ‘96 is a singer, producer, and instrumentalist living in Boston. He is currently the lead singer of Tower of Power, having performed with the group since December 2013. While at Berklee, Greene played the trombone, and this became his introduction to the Tower of Power playbook. Since his time at Berklee, he has played with stars such as Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Rick James, and New Kids on the Block. His musical styles include gospel, jazz, and the blues. He also wrote, produced, and performed his first solo album, It’s All About Me/All About You.

Admission: 
FREE

Medieval Cantigas: Inspiration for Improvisation and Composition with Cristi Catt

Wednesday / October 29, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Cristi Catt

Presented by the Stan Getz Library, this workshop explores the hauntingly beautiful Galician Portuguese cantigas de amigo, part of a dialogue between oral and written music that is still present in folk tradition, fado, and composed music. New England Conservatory faculty member Cristi Catt will share her experience with these songs as a performer, improviser, arranger, and collaborator. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to sing, play, and improvise with the melodies and modes of these unique songs, which lend themselves to individual interpretation.

Catt specializes in mixing contemporary, world, and early vocal music; has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and South America; and is a co-founder of the internationally renowned vocal ensemble Tapestry. Her interest in medieval and world traditions has led to research grants to Portugal and southern France, and performances with Le Bon Vent, BalMUS, and HourGlass. She serves on the faculty of the New England Conservatory in the department of Contemporary Improvisation and has recorded with Telarc International, German label MDG, Epact, and Erato/Time Warner.

Singers, instrumentalists, songwriters, and composers are invited to this workshop.

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

POSTPONED: Can't Stop the Music: The Amazing Journey of Musicians with Disabilities with Berklee faculty Peggy Codding

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Peggy Codding
POSTPONED: This event has been postponed. This site will be updated as additional information becomes available.

**This event has been postponed until the spring.**

Join us for an inspiring introduction to known and unknown musicians who were able to succeed despite, and in some cases because of, their disabilities.

Peggy Codding is a certified music therapist and music educator who specializes in special education populations, including the visually impaired. The former director of music therapy program at Ohio University, Peggy has extensive clinical, course, and workshop development and presentations, along with research and publication experience. She has served on various committees and task forces for the National Association for Music Therapy, as president of the Ohio Association for Music Therapy, and as board member for the Arts Council for the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.  She is Professor in the Music Therapy department at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Igniting Your Future: The New Generation of Audio Production Careers

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Martin Dombey, an advisor to the Audio Engineering program at Rochester Institute of Technology, will speak about career paths in music production. From Music Recording Engineer to Audio Software Design, there are more options than ever. What are the best ways to break into the business and build your credits and contact? What's next on the horizon?

Admission: 
Free

Sounds of Philly, with Berklee faculty Tony Carbone

Wednesday / October 15, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us as we explore the artists, writers, producers, labels and studios that helped to create some of the most influential and profitable records of its time. 

Come listen to the music of the period as well as the impact of those sounds on contemporary releases with Berklee faculty Tony Carbone. Carbone has written songs for artists on both major and independent labels, such as Atlantic, Prelude, Casablanca, West End, London, Emergency, and Clockwork, racking up five Top 20 dance records and three Top 5 in Billboard's Dance Charts. Carbone has produced for both major and independent record labels as well as producing jingles for companies such as 7-Eleven stores, Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant, Cookin’ Good Chicken, and many others.  He is Assistant Professor of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee.

 
 
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Supporting & Impacting Your Berklee Community: Your Rights & Responsibilities

Thursday / October 16, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Attendance at this event is mandatory for all incoming students who did not attend one of the "Sex Signals" shows during orientation.

Admission: 
Free

Carnival Cruise Line Info Session

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Carnival Cruise Lines will be holding auditions on campus for bass (electric), guitar (electric), drums, piano, vocals, saxophone (alto and tenor), trumpet, and acoustic guitar/vocals (cover soloist/duo).

The info session will cover:

  • Background on Carnival Cruise Lines
  • The audition process
  • Onboarding new team members
  • Life on the ship

Sign up to audition for them on Saturday, October 25

Admission: 
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Roger H. Brown and Linda A. Mason

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Linda Mason
Roger Brown
Linda A. Mason
Roger H. Brown

Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) is proud to present Berklee president Roger H. Brown and his wife, Linda A. Mason, as keynote speakers for this installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series. Together, Brown and Mason founded the company Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc., a successful, publicly traded company that is a leading provider of early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, educational advisory services, and other work/life solutions. Come hear this inspiring couple discuss entrepreneurship, musicianship, and their life journey.

Roger H. Brown
Berklee president Roger H. Brown brings a rich array of professional and life experiences to his work leading the world’s largest college of contemporary music—skills accrued playing recording sessions as a drummer in New York, administering United Nations humanitarian operations in Southeast Asia and Africa, and founding Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. his wife, Linda Mason. Bright Horizons now employs more than 24,000 people and serves more than 80,000 families. Brown and Mason have jointly received many accolades, including the Ernst & Young/USA TODAY Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the White House’s Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership.

Linda A. Mason
Linda Mason was recently appointed leader-in-residence at the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. She also serves as chair of the Global Leadership Council for Mercy Corps, a $450 million international relief and development agency playing a major role in crisis areas around the world, where she has traveled extensively, working closely with the United States government on major international initiatives. Earlier in her career, she ran emergency relief operations for CARE and Save the Children in Africa and Southeast Asia. In addition to Bright Horizons, Mason, along with her husband, also cofounded Horizons for Homeless Children, an organization providing childcare and related services to homeless children and their parents.

Admission: 
Free and open to public

Cuba: Connections, Context and Culture with Dr. Bill Banfield

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come hear Dr. Bill Banfield recount his travels to Havana, Cuba including sharing his documentary film, photography, music, and images of contemporary paintings. Learn and discuss the richness of the musical and cultural treasure that is Cuba.

Banfield serves the Liberal Arts Deptartment at Berklee as professor of Africana studies/ music and society, and director of the Center for Africana Studies and programs. An award winning composer, jazz guitarist, recording artist, and public radio show host, he has authored five books for Scarecrow Press on music, arts, cultural criticism, and history, and currently serves as series editor for jazz and cultural studies.  Dr. Cornel West has called him "one of the last grand Renaissance men in our time.. a towering artist, exemplary educator, rigorous scholar, courageous freedom fighter." 

 

Presented by the Stan Getz Library

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Goal Setting and Inspiring Your Professional Path with Yehuda Azoulay

Friday / September 19, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
7 Haviland, Room 310
Boston
MA

Yehuda Azoulay will share his story as a professional in education, publishing, and social media and tools he has employed for organization, goal setting, prioritizing, and more. He will also share how he approached his own learning disability and focused on his strengths. He will then hear from students about their own stories and goals and help to provide resources and brainstorm ideas about how they can orient themselves; understanding the parallel to his story and their multi-stranded talents and cross-disciplinary aspirations.

Yehuda also hopes to meet with students, staff, and faculty and visit classes as schedules allow. For more information, please contact dnicole@berklee.edu. Read about all of the upcoming events with Yehuda on September 18 and 19.

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Yehuda Azoulay is a young and passionate noted scholar, educator, author, activist, and entrepreneur. He is devoted to his studies in Torah, historical research, education, and passionate about all forms of Sephardic studies. At the age of nineteen, Yehuda Azoulay started a comprehensive initiative toward creating a specialized research institute and publishing company to highlight the experience and history of Jews of African, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South American, and Hispanic descent. This institute became known as The Sephardic Legacy Series.

Thanks to the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Yehuda Azoulay will speak to Berklee students during a special teaching visit September 18 and 19, and will be available to meet with faculty, visit classes, etc.

Admission: 
Free

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