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High School Jazz Festival

Saturday / March 2, 2013 / 10:00 am
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Students perform at the 2012 High School Jazz Festival.
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

The largest high school jazz competition in the U.S.—Berklee College of Music's 45th High School Jazz Festival—will host more than 200 bands and vocal ensembles featuring 3,000 students from 13 U.S. states and Puerto Rico competing for $175,000 in scholarships to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program. Participants will also enjoy clinics and concerts by award-winning singer-songwriter and trombonist Aubrey Logan, whose jazz, neo-soul, and pop sound defines the new generation of contemporary musicians, and the Metta Quintet, featuring some of today’s brightest jazz artists including Berklee alumni Lawrence Fields and Hans Schuman, and the resident ensemble of New York City-based jazz preservation initiative JazzReach.

The entire event is free and open to the public. Scholarship and award winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m., followed by a winners showcase concert at 7:30 p.m. Find the complete schedule at berkleejazz.org.

In addition to witnessing the performances by the top high school jazz bands in the country, audiences will have the chance to experience top Berklee students in the Berklee’s Tower of Power ensemble, the Berklee Rainbow Band, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and the Marine Corps All Star Band, led by berklee alumnus Chief Warrant Officer Stephen B. Giove.

Students will also be honored for outstanding achievements in jazz composition. Aditya Raguram is this year’s winner of the Herb Pomeroy Jazz Composition/Arranging Contest. The Princeton (New Jersey) High School student will hear his composition “Remember” performed by the Rainbow Band, and he’ll  receive a full scholarship for the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

Admission: 
Free

Conducting Orchestra Final Project

Monday / May 6, 2013 / 2:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Advanced Conducting students under the direction of Francisco Noya and Ron Feldman conduct excerpts from Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and Copland's Appalachian Spring.

Admission: 
Free

Latin Students Farewell

Thursday / May 9, 2013 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A farewell party for Latin students who are graduating in the spring 2013 semester.

Admission: 
Free

Latin Studies Minor First Anniversary Celebration

Friday / April 5, 2013 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This event celebrates the first anniversary of the Latin studies minor.

Admission: 
Free

Open Rehearsal with John Clayton

Thursday / April 11, 2013 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

An open rehearsal with John Clayton and members of the Berklee community in preparation for the Liberal Arts Symposium, to be held Friday, April 12.

Admission: 
Free

Chat with the Chair, Bass

Thursday / January 31, 2013 / 1:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Berklee Bass Department chair Steve Bailey hosts a forum that includes a clinic, a guest appearance, and faculty/student performances. Fall guests were Lee Sklarr and Robert Trujillo. Bass students are encouraged to bring questions about the Bass Department to this event.

Admission: 
Free

Through the BASSic Lens

Friday / April 12, 2013 / 8:00 am
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, arranger, and educator, John Clayton, is the featured keynote artist for this year's annual Liberal Arts Symposium. The event will spotlight Clayton's work approaching everything as a bass player—performer, educator, businessman, and photographer.  Professor Carolyn Wilkins (Ensemble Department) serves as music director. The symposium will feature Wilkins's ensemble as well as students performing their Songs for Social Change contest submissions.

 

Admission: 
Free

Majors and Minors Fair

Thursday / February 21, 2013 / 11:00 am
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A Major and Minors Fair for undeclared students. All major departments are represented to discuss requirements and answer inquiries, so students can make an informed decision about major declaration.

Admission: 
Free

Performance Wellness Institute Presents

Wednesday / April 3, 2013 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This event is under the auspices of the Performance Division and is for faculty, chairs, and students. We will have a variety of presenters and activities during the afternoon.

Admission: 
Free

Graduation Brass Finalists Readings

Thursday / March 28, 2013 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

The Berklee faculty graduation brass ensemble will read though the student composition finalists. The winner's composition will be presented at the Berklee graduation in May.

Admission: 
Free

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