Panel

Interview with Game Composers Tsutomu Narita & Yoshitaka Suzuki

Monday / April 9, 2012 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Hear creative perspectives from the next generation of Japanese video game composers. Tsutomu Narita and Yoshitaka Suzuki will discuss working in Japan and the tools and software used for making music for games.

Moderated by Berklee faculty Michael Sweet with Berklee alumnus Shotaro Kaizuka.

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Free

Community Activism

Thursday / March 29, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Sara Mersha (Grassroots International), Vance Gilbert, Horace Small (Union of Minority Neighborhoods), and Paul McLoughlin (Economics of Higher Education, Boston College) speak about community activism.

Sara Mersha is the director of grantmaking and advocacy at Grassroots International. She specializes in issues of climate justice and food sovereignty.

Vance Gilbert is an established and preeminent acoustic artist. He has recorded eight albums, including Side of the Road, a duoi album with friend Ellis Paul. He has toured with Shawn Colvin and the late comedian George Carlin.

Horace Small is executive director of the Union of Minority Neighborhoods. He has been a community organizer, labor organizer, and political campaign operative for 30 years.

Paul McLoughlin is a professor of economics of higher education at Boston College.

Part of the Artists and Social Action series, sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

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Artists and Social Action

Tuesday / March 27, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Aviva Chomsky, Daniel Faber, and Vance Gilbert speak about the role of artist as social activists. With performances by Mili Bermejo, Dan Greenspan, and Vance Gilbert.

Vance Gilbert is an established and preeminent acoustic artist. He has recorded eight albums, including Side of the Road, a duoi album with friend Ellis Paul. He has toured with Shawn Colvin and the late comedian George Carlin.

Daniel Faber is a professor of sociology and director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative.

Aviva Chomsky is a professor of history and coordinator of Latin America, Latino, and Caribbean Studies at Salem State College.

Part of the Artists and Social Action series, sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

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The Future of Music Therapy: Training in New Music Therapy Technologies

Friday / April 20, 2012 / 9:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A music therapy symposium dedicated to the future of music therapy, specifically the use and training in new music therapy technologies.

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Zafris Lecture: Matt Drouin

Friday / February 24, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Mathieu Drouin, cofounder of Crystal Math Management and manager of Metric, will present: Strategies for Succeeding Outside the Traditional Music Industry Establishment.

Drouin, named among Billboard's "Top 30 under 30" of industry power players, is best known for the managing platinum-selling indie band Metric for whom he orchestrated a global plan to self-release its last album Fantasies in more than 20 countries on five continents.

Metric went on to sell hundreds of thousands of albums, even more singles and achieved multiple no. 1 hits around the globe. With placements in leading TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Entourage, theme songs scored for films including The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, as well as an explosive international touring career, Drouin has earned a reputation as an industry trailblazer functioning largely outside of the establishment.

Drouin began his career in technology with a B2B company he founded and sold while still a teenager. After spending the following year sailing around the world working as crew on a tall ship, Drouin briefly studied finance and marketing at L'Universite des Hautes Etudes Commerciales before dropping out to take a job as an unpaid intern at the Donald K Donald Entertainment Group, then one of Canada's largest independent music groups. 

Rising through the ranks to become president and a partner in only three years, during his tenure Drouin presided over the company's rapid expansion, including the founding of labels such as Last Gang Records and Arts & Crafts International. He left in 2006 to cofound the Crystal Math Group with longtime partner Françoise deGrandpre; this remains his focus today.

Drouin also functions as an angel investor in select projects and is currently incubating two technology start-ups, including one music related company in partnership with entrepreneur and investor Sean Parker (Napster, Facebook, Spotify).

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Q Brew Series: Giving a Good Show

Friday / January 27, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Q Brew

The "what what" on presenting, performing, and putting your best face forward from someone who knows.

About Q Brew: Cafe 939 and the Professional Music Department are bringing you a monthly series about the reality of branding, booking, touring, and producing your band in the now. It's called the Q Brew series because you have questions and we have answers. Whether you're a band, solo/duo artist, or a future business and industry person, please come and join us and our speakers from various fields in the industry for a heartfelt conversation. We will keep it concise and honest. (Bring your lunch.) Bring your questions or email them to 939booking@berklee.edu with the subject line "Q Brew Questions."

Admission: 
Free

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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