Clinics and Master Classes

Performers, engineers, and music business professionals are among the industry experts who visit Berklee to offer clinics and master classes about the business and art of making, recording, promoting, and composing music. Often only open to the college community, these visits are opportunities for Berklee students and faculty to get an intimate and inside perspective of the industry. 

 

Rafael Barata Clinic

Monday / November 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Brazilian drummer Rafael Barata presents a clinic on Brazilian drumset styles.

Admission: Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring Ben Street

Wednesday / November 26, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

Attend this Berklee Global Jazz Institute forum featuring bassist Ben Street.

Admission: Free

Revive Big Band Clinic

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Heralded by the Village Voice for having some of New York City’s “most electrifying young lions in jazz,” Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today’s emerging progressive sound.
 

Admission: Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring John Patitucci and Danilo Pérez

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

Attend this Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum featuring bassist John Patitucci and BGJI artistic director Danilo Pérez.

Admission: Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Featuring Joe Lovano

Wednesday / December 10, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

Attend this Berklee Global Jazz Institute forum featuring saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano.

Admission: Free

Q&A and Master Class with Ambrose Akinmusire

Tuesday / February 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jazz trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire will conduct a master class and participate in a brief Q&A hosted by Sean Jones, chair of the Brass Department. 

Admission: Free

Clinic with Katie Thiroux

Wednesday / February 4, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

WGBO presents a clinic with jazz bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux.

Admission: Free

Brass Master Class with Elliot Mason

Tuesday / February 17, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Jazz trombonist Elliot Mason will give a master class on modern brass performance. He will be joined by moderator Sean Jones, chair of the Brass Department.

Admission: Free

Open Forum with Elliot Mason

Wednesday / February 18, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Jazz trombonist Elliot Mason will host an open forum, covering topics from jazz improvisation to making it in today's jazz scene. The discussion will be moderated by Sean Jones, chair of the Brass Department.

Admission: Free

Clinic with Brian Del Signore

Friday / February 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Brian Del Signore, principal percussionist of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, will present a clinic on using digital recording tools for the performing musician. The focus will be on using technology to critique and improve both musical playing and performance.

Admission: Free

Zafris Distinguished Lecture for Music Business/Management

Friday / February 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Annual event featuring a high-profile speaker from the music industry.

Admission: Free

John Knowles Fingerstyle Guitar Clinic

Wednesday / March 11, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

John Knowles leads Berklee faculty and students in a performance, master class, and discussion of the meeting places within classical and traditional approaches to fingerstyle guitar, and his process of finding a persoanl voice on the instrument.
 

Admission: Free

Open Forum with Ambrose Akinmusire

Thursday / March 12, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire will hold an open forum, discussing topics ranging from brass tips to making it on the jazz scene today. There will be a Q&A during the forum.

Admission: Free

Indian Classical Music Master Class/Clinic

Monday / March 30, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Well-known Indian musicians present a clinic and master class on northern Hindustani and southern Carnatic styles of Indian classical music.

Admission: Free

Improvisation Master Class with Marshall Gilkes

Tuesday / April 7, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Marshall Gilkes will conduct a master class on jazz improvisation and critique various student groups on their original compositions. Sean Jones will host a brief Q&A session during the class.

Admission: Free