Panel

ProMentum: Are You Ready? A Career Success Series sponsored by the Professional Music Dept.

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Special guest Lennie Petze, executive producer for Cyndi Lauper and former vice president of Epic Records A&R, joins panelists Sean Hagon (Professional Music Department chair), Don Gorder (Music Business/Management Department chair), and Steve Bailey (Bass Department chair) to discuss the current state of the industry and what it takes to have a sustainable career in musicOther topics will include: what you really need to know before you graduate; what you need to know after graduating and throughout your career; streaming media and how this impacts careers and artists  (vs. downloads and CDs). There will be an open Q&A session with the audience, so bring your questions. 

 

Admission: 
Free

ASCAP Day at Berklee

Wednesday / April 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Join 14-time Emmy-nominated composer Mark Snow and ASCAP Creative Services executives in a conversation and Q&A session about jumpstarting your career. Snow is best known for his work for the television shows The X-Files, Blue Bloods, Ghost Whisperer, and Smallville.

Admission: 
Free

How Composers Get Paid (or Don't): The Broad Issues of Compensation in the New Music Business, with Maria Schneider, Bonnie Hayes, Patrice Rushen, and Don Gorder

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Composer Maria Schneider's recent testimony before Congress is part of a much larger discussion about issues of compensation and protection of intellectual property for composers and songwriters. We will examine some of these issues in this forum, which is held in conjunction with our Music Business and Songwriting departments. Panelists include Maria Schneider, Bonnie Hayes, Patrice Rushen, and Don Gorder.

Admission: 
Free

Blurred Lines in Composition, with Maria Schneider, Tania León, Patrice Rushen, and Terence Blanchard

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 11:00 a.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Hosted by Professor of Africana Studies Bill Banfield, this panel will explore the growing trend toward the breaking down what have previously been boundaries in composition.

What are the implications for education, industry practices, and ensembles?

Admission: 
Free

The Future of Large Ensembles, with Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Maria Schneider

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Panelists Maria Schneider, Terence Blanchard, and Billy Childs have a combined eight Grammy Awards, including three in the classical category for Schneider. All of these composers have had success in producing large ensemble works. This panel will discuss the current realities and future of jazz composition for large ensembles. Panelists include Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Maria Schneider.

Admission: 
Free

What Does the Future Hold? with Don Was, Terri Lyne Carrington, Maria Schneider, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Geri Allen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

A student-led discussion of the future of jazz is presented by the Jazz Collective, a Berklee student organization. This panel will field questions from Berklee students on what they see coming around the corner for future jazz artists. Panelists include Don Was, Terri Lyne Carrington, Maria Schneider, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Geri Allen.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz in Film, with George S. Clinton, Terence Blanchard, and Billy Childs

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

George S. Clinton, noted film composer and chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department, will moderate this discussion of the role and development of jazz in film. Panelists will include Terence Blanchard and Billy Childs.

Admission: 
Free

"Outside the Box" with Rudresh Mahanthappa, Terence Blanchard, Danilo Perez, Vijay Iyer, and Joanne Brackeen

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Hosted by Berklee alumna and Revive Music founder Meghan Stabile, this panel will focus on breaking free of perceived constraints in approaching jazz, and what that means from an artistic and industry perspective.

Admission: 
Free

Writing for Strings with Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Vijay Iyer, and Patrice Rushen

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The American Composers Orchestra, in collaboration with the Berklee Jazz Composition Department, presents this panel discussion and workshop geared toward students who seek a greater understanding of the nuances of string writing in a jazz context. Panelists include Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Vijay Iyer, and Patrice Rushen.

Admission: 
Free

Q-Brew: Hilary Hughes and Michael Marotta

Monday / December 2, 2013 / 3:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Join the Department of Music Business and the Performance Division for an interesting afternoon in the Red Room at Café 939. The session’s panelists are Hilary Hughes and Michael Marotta. Hughes is a pop culture correspondent for Esquire, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Elle, and USA TODAY. She has also graced Paste, Refinery 29, Bullett, The Boston Globe, and Vanyaland with her talent.

Marotta is the founder of Vanyaland, a fast-growing new media company in New England, and the owner of Vanya Records. He’s also a DJ, promoter, writer, and radio host.

Kyle Billings, a music business major at Berklee and editor-in-chief of the Music Business Journal, will moderate the panel session.

Admission: 
Free

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