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. 

 

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

Kobalt Senior VP Ben Groff Talks About Music Publishing

Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Ben Groff, a Berklee alumnus and senior vice president at Kobalt L.A., will talk about what led him to Kobalt; what publishers do; what publishers, producers, and artists are looking for in a song; and how to write and record songs that get you where you want to be in your career.

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

Rhiannon

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Vocalist Rhiannon presents a voice clinic titled "The Improvised Life."

Admission: Free

Nancy Rumbel: Oboist Outside the Box

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

In this session, Nancy Rumbel will share concepts about improvisation both in live music and in her career. She will help us open our horizons to possibilities that exist here at Berklee and beyond.

Admission: Free

Sheri Sanders Workshop

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

Berk Recital Hall

Visiting artist and vocalist Sheri Sanders presents a workshop on musical theatre, performance, and auditions.

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