Berklee Workshop in Gabon: Contemporary Performance

January 9–13, 2017
Libreville, Gabon

Taught by teachers from Berklee and organized by the initiative of the Gabonese Republic, these workshops are designed to foster the discovery and study of performance techniques in contemporary music. These workshops are for all musicians—instrumentalists and vocalists alike—from classical to traditional who are interested in developing the skills to be well-rounded contemporary musicians. The program is open to applicants from any African nation who meet the eligibility requirements.

The program will present classes in lecture and master class formats on topics such as instrumental and vocal technique, improvisation, and harmony. Students will then apply these skills in ensembles and special lectures. 

Translators will be available for all classes. Students must be from an African nation, must be between the ages of 18 and 30, and must have been playing or singing for a minimum of six months to attend the program. 

This workshop is graciously supported by the Gabonese Republic and is free to students who are admitted.