Panel

Practice Right Now!

Monday / September 12, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Piano faculty Neil Olmstead, Jennifer Elowsky-Fox, and Stephany Tiernan will present a panel discussion on best practice techniques for building a strong technique and staying healthy. Faculty member Ross Ramsay will present a demonstration of online materials that you can take into the practice room to improve your comping, reading skills, and more.

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Harmonix Panel and Q&A Session

Tuesday / April 19, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The creator of Rock Band, Harmonix is a major player in the game industry, located right here in Cambridge. Come to a panel and Q&A session with Jay Magrisso, outsource manager of Harmonix, and other Harmonix staff. They will discuss working in the game industry and other topics. Moderated by Berklee faculty member Michael Sweet. Presented by the
Learning Center.

Admission: 
Free

Successful Careers in Music: Alumni Panel

Tuesday / April 5, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join us for this opportunity to meet with and ask questions of alumni who have successful performing careers.

Bob Reynolds '00 is currently touring with John Mayer. He has worked with Brian Blade, Aaron Goldberg, Gregory Hutchinson, Tom Harrell, Nellie McKay, and Jonah Smith, just to name a few.

Rashawn Ross '00 began touring with Dave Matthews Band in 2005 and continues to tour with them. He has also worked with an amazing roster of artists including Chaka Khan, Ludacris, Christian McBride, User, and Stevie Wonder.

Sean Hurley '92 moved to Los Angeles as a member of Vertical Horizon in 2000 and has made a name for himself as a session bassist. He has recorded with Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, Ringo Starr, and Rob Thomas. He has also recorded with Robin Thicke, with whom he cowrote "Lost without U." Currently Hurley tours and records with John Mayer.

Sponsored by the Alumni Affairs Office.

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Patrice Rushen Panel Discussion

Tuesday / April 12, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Patrice Rushen, ambassador of artistry in education at Berklee, is an award-winning musician and composer who is one of the most sought-after artists in the music industry. The classically trained pianist originally found success in the '70s and '80s with her signature fusion of jazz, pop, and r&b. During this era, she composed and recorded the hit song "Forget Me Nots," which has been frequently covered and sampled by other artists.

Rushen is also a four-time Grammy nominee who has composed scores for movies and television. She has been the first female musical director for many of the entertainment industry's top award shows, including the Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the People's Choice Awards, the NAACP Image Awards, and HBO's Comic Relief V.

Considered one of the world's top jazz pianists, Rushen has performed with many artists, including such esteemed names as Ndugu Chancler,  Herbie Hancock, Prince, Lee Ritenour, Carlos Santana, Nancy Wilson, and Stevie Wonder. She is a record producer and an award-winning composer of symphonic music, some of which was commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Rushen is also an artist in residence/curriculum consultant for the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music's Popular Music Program.

Rushen also spends time working with the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, NARAS's Grammy in the Schools program, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and other organizations dedicated to establishing music education and mentorship programs for underprivileged youth.

 

 

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Envisioning 21st-Century Music Business Models: Artists and Repertoire

Friday / March 25, 2011 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A workshop with A&R reps and selected students, focusing on new developments in A&R.

Can't make it to the event? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more and watch the show at concertwindow.com/berklee.

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Women in Film Music Panel

Tuesday / March 22, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Room F12, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

Join Patrice Rushen, Genevieve Vincent, Jeanine Cowen, and Alison Plante for a discussion on Women in Film Music moderated by Lori Landay.

Panelists include: Jeanine Cowen, '96, assistant vice president for curriculum; Alison Plante, assistant chair, film scoring; Patrice Rushen, honorary doctorate, '05, ambassador for artistry in education; and Genevieve Vincent '09.

Moderated by Lori Landay, associate professor of liberal arts.

Cosponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Alumni Affairs, and Film Scoring. Light reception to follow.

 

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Sustainability in the Music Industry

Tuesday / November 16, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

An informal discussion about reducing greenhouse gas emissions in daily life and in the music industry. Moderated by Berklee student Minden Jones with special guests Andy Weitz from Green Vans to talk about green touring, Ian Taberner from Boston Architectural College to speak on sustainable architecture, professor Stephanie Reich from Berklee to help us explore sustainable consciousness, and Boston University Ph.D. candidate Mike Mann to talk about various modes of alternative transportation. Free recycled pens and notepads for attendees.

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Sony Video Game Music: Creative

Tuesday / November 16, 2010 / 10:00 a.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This comprehensive presentation and discussion covers the creative process of determining stylistic approaches, hiring talent, and making compositional decisions as they relate to music for video games. Students will gain insight into how the video game industry creates music for games, opportunities for work, and the basic differences that make music for video games so different from linear media.

Admission: 
Free

Music Therapy Technology Symposium

Tuesday / April 5, 2011 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This one-day symposium will highlight the latest developments in music and assistive technology. Visionary thinkers will present their work as it pertains to the practice of music therapy and music education for those with special needs. Although the day will focus on music therapy practice, emphasis will be given to interdisciplinary collaboration as an essential part of clinical services where technology is employed.

Drawing on the longstanding experience of expert clinicians and educators, the symposium will provide knowledge which extends beyond that offered by current training programs. Clinical presentations will focus on how technologies are applied to
address the goals and needs of clients/patients/students in clinical settings. 

Experiential demonstrations will take place in order for attendees to gain hands-on experience in technologies being discussed e.g. Garageband; Switch in Time/Switch Jam/Switch ensemble software; assistive technology devices; Soundbeam; and a special "futures" demonstration station.

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An Evening with Entrepreneurs: Tom Windish

Wednesday / October 27, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's seventh annual Evening with an Entrepreneur presents Tom Windish, founder/owner of the Windish Agency. Windish books or oversees the booking of more than 300 artists from around the world, including Animal Collective, Chromeo, Dirty Projectors, the XX, Justice, No Age, Hot Chip, Girl Talk, Pink Martini, and Jose Gonzalez.

Windish will talk about development of independent artists, consolidation of the touring business, alternate music venues, and more.

Read a press release about the event.

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