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Shredding Like a Rock Star, with Dave Ellefson of Megadeth and Steve Bailey

Tuesday / September 24, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

David Ellefson of Megadeth will take part in a conversation with Steve Bailey, chair of the Bass Department, about living and playing successfully at Berklee and beyond. This is part of a series of events hosted by Reach Out. Get involved by emailing Reach Out at ReachOut@berklee.edu. Food will be served. 

Electric bassist Ellefson has been a mainstay of the rock and metal communities for the past 30 years. Internationally acclaimed as the co-founding bassist of Thrash Metal titans Megadeth, he is known for his unique, hard-hitting style of playing bass, as well as his versatility in a variety of other musical settings. Ellefson is an accomplished bassist, songwriter, record producer, and clinician, as well as the author of Making Music Your Business … A Guide For Young Musicians. He has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, and has many gold and platinum records. Ellefson holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and lectures on a variety of music- and business-related topics in his online YouTube series David Ellefson’s ROCK SHOP.

Bass Player magazine says that "Steve Bailey is to the six-string fretless bass what Columbus is to America." Baily, the chair of Berklee's Bass Department, has toured and recorded with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, Jethro Tull, Paquito D’Rivera, Larry Carlton, and the Rippingtons. He has performed concerts and clinics all over the world, and for more than 20 years has partnered with fellow bassist Victor Wooten in numerous projects, including the cutting-edge group Bass Extremes. Most recently, he has been touring with bass legends Lee Sklar and Jonas Hellborg in the three-bass group JoStLe, as well as with Wooten for his latest release Words and Tones, and Sword and Stone.  

Admission: 
Free

Music Education Symposium

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Music Education Symposium

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Stage at Boston Book Festival

Saturday / October 19, 2013 / 11:00 a.m.
Copley Square
206 Clarendon Street
Boston
MA
02116
Hadley Kennary
Fate & the Family Band
Maddie Rice
Charles Johnson
Los Rumberos de Boston
Alissia Benveniste

Hadley Kennary (11:00 a.m.): Yes, Kennary is pronounced like the bird. Four years after picking up her first guitar at the age of 10, Hadley Kennary started writing music when she was 14. Her sound is refreshing and real. Her music mixes the honesty of Sara Bareilles with the mellow cleverness of Ingrid Michaelson, finished off with defining harmonies similar to the Indigo Girls.

http://hadleykennary.com/fr_home.cfm

Fate and the Family BandFate & the Family Band (11:30 a.m.): Fate & the Family Band is a soul-infused rock band that hails from Boston. All of their members are currently attending Berklee College of Music and we are happy to announce the recent release of their first EP, Together.
https://www.facebook.com/FateAndTheFamilyBand

Berklee Poetry Slam (12:00 p.m.): Berklee has its own slam team, which consists of the top students from the slam courses, taught by Caroline Harvey. Each year, the team competes in the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. In 2012, the Berklee Slam Team won the Spirit of Slam award. 
http://berkleepoetry.tumblr.com/

Maddie RiceMaddie Rice (1:00 p.m.): Those who meet Rice might describe her as shy and unassuming, but put a guitar in her hand and she is anything but quiet. Since arriving in Boston in 2010, the Berklee College of Music student has performed with Victor Wooten, toured internationally with folk duo Siv & Maddie, and received multiple songwriting awards from Berklee. Backed by the impeccably tasteful bass lines of Aaron Liao and Zach Mullings' cascade of rhythm, Rice's songs speak to her wide range of musical interests.
www.maddierice.com

Redwood DeVille (2:00 p.m.): Redwood DeVille is a folk rock band hailing from California. It is a seven-piece Americana powerhouse, able to throw down rowdy bar songs alongside haunting ballads. Fronting the band, singer Charles Johnson is a distinct, honest voice who truly lives what he sings about.
http://charlesjohnson.bandpage.com

 

Los RumberosLos Rumberos de Boston (3:00 p.m.): Combining three untamable voices, two wild guitars, and mesmerizing percussion, los Rumberos de Boston have conquered stages, clubs, and bars from Puerto Escondido Oaxaca to Jurmala, Latvia, stopping in Moscow. Last spring, los Rumberos opened a major festival in Veracruz, Mexico, that included Juanes, Regina Spektor, Pet Shop Boys, Fatboy Slim, Smashing Pumpkins, and Julieta Venegas.
http://www.rumberosboston.com

Alissia BenvenisteAlissia Benveniste (4:00 p.m.): Think Larry Graham meets Prince, wrapped into a stylish young woman from Europe, and you’ll get an idea of how Alissia Benveniste brings the funk that makes you groove with her bass. Her EP will be out this fall and will feature heavy hitters such as John Blackwell (Prince, Cameo, Justin Timberlake, Patti LaBelle), Louis Cato (Marcus Miller, Stevie Wonder), Jeffrey Lockhart (Brian McKnight, Beyoncé, Meshell Ndegeocello), Mike Feingold (Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Queen Latifah), Mike Tucker (George Duke, Christian Scott), Eric Bloom (Diana Ross, Justin Timberlake), and many more. Benveniste has developed a style completely her own, so stay tuned and be ready to stomp your feet to some funk!
http://www.alissiabenveniste.com/

 
Admission: 
Free

Try Two Free Visits at the Tennis and Racquet Fitness Center

Monday / May 20, 2013 / 6:30 p.m.
939 Boylston Street, Ground Floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Summer 2013 Fitness Savings
Fitness Club Offerings for Berklee Students

          

THE TENNIS AND RACQUET CLUB  is one of four area fitness clubs provide discounted student membership.
Program prices are further reduced by Berklee’s strategic initiative, LiveWell.

LiveWell is located in the SAC, Room 207, 939 Boylston St, livewell@berklee.edu, 617.747.2411.   Facebook: Berklee LiveWell     
Updates and Calendar on Google Calendar

• Tennis & Racquet Club Fitness Center  •  939 Boylston Street – Ground Floor
Conveniently located, cardiovascular fitness center, weight training equipment & personal trainer on the premises
Semester Price - May 23–August 16 - $90
Phone: 617-536-4630     Manager: Tom Dobbins     Website: tandr.org
Student Hours: M-F 6am-4pm and 8pm-11pm and Sat + Sun 10am-8pm – unlimited use
Semester fitness membership (May 23–August 16) for $90, Sign Up for Membership: Monday-Friday, 10am payable directly to Tennis & Racquet Club (check, credit card, and exact cash)

Take a tour of these FITNESS facilities - Enjoy a Free Visit or Two
Get more details from LiveWell Office
Facebook: Berklee LiveWell, my.berklee.edu, Google Calendar

ON CAMPUS - Dance Classes;  YOGA; Zumba; Meditation; Martial Arts
LiveWell Workshops and Consultations;
12 Step Support Groups AND MORE

GOT AN IDEA or A QUESTION - Contact us at livewell@berklee.edu  
617.747.2411 • Room 207, 939 Boylston
Office for Student Wellness and Health Promotion / LiveWell

Admission: 
$90/semester

NPR Broadcast - Terri Lyne Carrington's Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue

Thursday / April 18, 2013 / 3:00 p.m.
NPRMusic.org
Terri Lyne Carrington
Guest pianist Gerald Clayton
Phil Farnsworth
Phil Farnsworth
Hear Terri Lyne Carrington's Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue on NPR,
NPRmusic,org, and Sirius XM Radio, beginning Thursday April 18.  The 
February 14 Berklee Performance Center concert features a top Berklee student ensemble, in an 
exploration of Duke Ellington's seminal work with Charles Mingus and
Max Roach.
 
 
 
 
Admission: 
Free

Berklee YouTube Hack Day II

Sunday / March 31, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

 

Berklee and YouTube have come together to provide an exclusive opportunity for Berklee students. A team of innovative and successful alumni and industry experts will teach students exactly what they need to know to produce high-quality, compelling content, then set them loose to do just that over the next 21 hours. Today, day two of the event, the team of experts will provide feedback for selected submissions, and all of the videos will be promoted on a dedicated YouTube playlist.

The top minds in content creation and dissemination will be on campus:

  • Ryan Nugent is lead strategist for partner development at YouTube Next Lab and oversees the YouTube Creator Playbook, a valuable resource that compiles important tips, best practices, and strategies to help creators build their YouTube audiences;
     
  • Alumnus Nils Gums, CEO and president of both the Complex Group—whose artists include the YouTube smash alumni duo Karmin—and RAWsession, an artist development tool for breaking artists;
     
  • Alumnus AJ Rafael, a recording artist and YouTube sensation whose own videos are nearing the 100,000,000-view mark;
     
  • Ben Meyers, current student, professional videographer, and recording artist with pop band Me vs. Gravity;
     
  • Charlie Puth, current student and recording artist with more than 40 million YouTube views.
Berklee YouTube Hack Day is limited to current Berklee students. Given the personal attention videos will receive, space is limited. Register now to make sure you get a spot.
Admission: 
Free (open to Berklee students only)

Berklee YouTube Hack Day

Saturday / March 30, 2013 / 10:00 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

For full information, see the Berklee YouTube Hack Day section.

Berklee and YouTube have come together to provide an exclusive opportunity for Berklee students. A team of innovative and successful alumni and industry experts will teach students exactly what they need to know to produce high-quality, compelling content, then set them loose to do just that over the next 21 hours. On day two, the team of experts will provide feedback for selected submissions, and all of the videos will be promoted on a dedicated YouTube playlist.

The top minds in content creation and dissemination will be on campus:

  • Ryan Nugent is lead strategist for partner development at YouTube Next Lab and oversees the YouTube Creator Playbook, a valuable resource that compiles important tips, best practices, and strategies to help creators build their YouTube audiences;
     
  • Alumnus Nils Gums, CEO and president of both the Complex Group—whose artists include the YouTube smash alumni duo Karmin—and RAWsession, an artist development tool for breaking artists;
     
  • Alumnus AJ Rafael, a recording artist and YouTube sensation whose own videos are nearing the 100,000,000-view mark;
     
  • Ben Meyers, current student, professional videographer, and recording artist with pop band Me vs. Gravity;
     
  • Charlie Puth, current student and recording artist with more than 40 million YouTube views.
Berklee YouTube Hack Day is limited to current Berklee students. Given the personal attention videos will receive, space is limited. Register now to make sure you get a spot.
Admission: 
Free (open to Berklee students only)

High School Jazz Festival

Saturday / March 2, 2013 / 10:00 a.m.
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 p.m.
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 p.m.
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

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