Veteran operatic bass-baritone Laurence Albert visits Berklee's Voice Department from March 6 to 8. Raised in an inner-city neighborhood in Memphis, Albert has gone on to sing an impressive repertoire of 50 operatic roles and 300 songs in seven languages internationally since his 1977 debut with the Detroit Opera. Along with Berklee Piano Department faculty member Jennifer Elowsky-Fox, he will present Friendship, Poetry, Song—A Recital on Friday, March 7.
On the program will be Margaret Bond’s Three Dream Images, set to texts of Langston Hughes, as well as works by Wagner, Wolf, Schubert, Poulenc, and Carl Riley, the academic sssistant to the dean of the Berklee Performance Division. The recital is free and open to the entire Berklee community and the general public.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.