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. 

 

German Schauss: How Get More Notes Out of Your Guitar

Tuesday / July 29, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Internationally renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss presents a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and improvisational concepts.  
 

Admission: Free

Preparing for Your College Audition

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Berklee Associate Professor Berke McKelvey has auditioned hundreds of students, and wants to share what works, what doesn't, first impressions, and what an auditioner is looking for in a prospective student. 

Admission: Free

How to Improve the Rhythm Section

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

This clinic, presented by faculty bassists Tino D'Agostino, faculty drummer Sergio Bellotti, and Special Guest, Mimi Rabson, will help all musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) improve their interplay with the rhythm section.
This clinic is sponsored by 247 Drums, DR Strings, Epifani Amps, Fclef Basses, Vic Firth, Zildjian, and Yamaha.
 

Admission: Free

Dawaun Parker: The Art of the Producer

Tuesday / August 5, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Three-time Grammy Award-winning producer and Berklee alumnus Dawaun Parker ’05 discusses the art of production in this master class, which will be followed by a performance with Phil Beaudreau at 7:30 p.m. this evening in David Friend Recital Hall.

Admission: Free

Tiger Okoshi Clinic

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Faculty trumpeter Tiger Okoshi presents a clinic about looking for what's behind the rainbow of harmony.

Admission: Free

The Music from Chile

Friday / September 12, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

This clinic and performance by Berklee students from Chile will feature the great diversity of Chilean music.

Admission: Free

Dave Calarco Drum Clinic

Monday / September 15, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Drummer Dave Calarco has played with an impressive list of jazz artists, including Randy Brecker, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Werner, and Joe Lovano. He has recorded and toured with the renowned baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola for over 25 years.

Admission: Free

Bill Pierce: How to Improvise in Latin Jazz

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

In this clinic with Bill Pierce, chair of Berklee’s Woodwinds Department, students will be introduced to the world of one of the most influential styles in music today.

Admission: Free

BGJI Masters Speak Series Featuring Fred Taylor

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute proudly presents the Masters Speak Series featuring Fred Taylor. Born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Taylor’s illustrious career as one of Boston’s premier jazz promoters dates back to 1963. Today he is the entertainment director of Scullers Jazz Club, and a board member of JazzBoston. 

Admission: Free

Carol Welsman Master Class

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist and pianist (and Berklee alumna) Carol Welsman will present a clinic to current students.

Admission: Free

Jenna Logue: Internship Information Night

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Join the Office of Experiential Learning for the annual Internship Information Night and learn more about how an internship can prepare you for a career in the music industry.

Admission: Free

What Makes Motown Bass, Motown?

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Bassist and faculty member Jim Stinnett will demonstrate characteristics of the Motown bass style.

Admission: Free

Fractal Limit Recital and Master Class: Viewpoints on the Art of Duo

Wednesday / November 19, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Fractal Limit, a duo made up of Tatiana Parra (voice) and Vardan Ovsepian (piano), will perform and discuss their approach to creating, arranging, rehearsing, and performing. Participants will be encouraged to perform in a duo format and to engage in a conversation about the art of duo.

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

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