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. 

 

Lizz Wright Master Class/Clinic

Wednesday / April 16, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Jazz artist Lizz Wright will present a master class on artistry and performance with voice department participants. This event is open to the Berklee community.

Admission: Free

Lizz Wright

Thursday / April 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Acclaimed jazz and R&B vocalist Lizz Wright shares her musical experiences and performs with Berklee faculty.

Admission: Free

The Music of Veena and Sitar by Durga Krishnan and Vinayak Sharma, with Pravin Sitaram on Mridangam and Nishikant Sonwalkar

Friday / April 18, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Durga Krishnan is known marvelous playing in Carnatic (South Indian classical) style on the veena. Vinayak Sharma is a talented sitar player in the Hindustani (North Indian classical) style and known for his vocal and instrumental technical intricacies. They will play accompanied by Pravin Sitaram, known for his unobtrusive approach to mridangam, and Nishikant Sonwalkar's passionate tabla. 

Admission: Free

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) Presents: Creativity and Expression in the Arts, an Interactive Composition Workshop with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Anthony Scibilia

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

In this workshop, students from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute will perform and present their compositions to BGJI faculty members Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Anthony Scibilia and receive their feedback in front of the audience.

Admission: Free

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) Presents Danilo Perez

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.

Fordham Road Studio

A hands-on music laboratory focusing on the historic and creative development of global jazz, from Africa to Europe and the Americas.

Admission: Free

Microtonal Research with Dave Fiuczynski

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

David Fiuczynski's FLAM! Pan-Asian MicroJam for J Dilla and Olivier Messiaen is the result of a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship. This composition incorporates microtonal birdsong-based melodies, J Dilla-inspired hip-hop beats, and traditional Chinese, Indian, and Turkish melodic and rhythmic elements.

Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Ensemble with Vijay Iyer and Billy Childs

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Pianists and composers Vijay Iyer and Billy Childs will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers.

Admission: Free

Improvisation Workshop with Terence Blanchard

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 11:00 a.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard will conduct a workshop exploring improvisational techniques from his unique perspective. Blanchard is a former member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, a noted film composer, recording artist, and a highly successful bandleader.

Admission: Free

The Music of Geri Allen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Pianist and composer Geri Allen will receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee this May. Here, this celebrated artist will take us on a journey inside her musical ideas.

Admission: Free

Inside the Music of Maria Schneider

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Maria Schneider will present her works from her own artistic perspective. The workshop will focus on her creative processes, ensemble techniques, and impetus behind chosen works that she will present.

Admission: Free

Jazz Composition with Maria Schneider and Geri Allen

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Grammy-winning composers Maria Schneider and Geri Allen will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers

Admission: Free

John Patitucci and the Berklee Bass Department

Friday / May 9, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

John Patitucci shares his brilliance, experience, and pedagogy with any and all. 

Admission: Free

Flamenco Influences

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

Berk Recital Hall

After a year long study of different Flamenco styles, faculty pianist Nando Michelin will share the influence he found in some of the characteristics of this unique style.

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