Events

E.g., 2020-10-26
E.g., 2020-10-26

Berklee hosts hundreds of events throughout the year, including performances by students, faculty, and visiting artists, as well as master classes, panel discussions, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.

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Events for Prospective Students: Check out our admissions events page to register.


Berklee Songwriting Original Open Mic No. 2 (Virtual Event)

Monday / October 26, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Berklee's Songwriting Department will continue its open mic shows virtually on a monthly basis. Each show, open to all students regardless of major, features original material (no covers), is hosted by a department faculty member, and will be streamed live on the Songwriting Department's Facebook page.

Admission: Free

Brian Urra

Brian Urra (Virtual Concert)

Tuesday / October 27, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Brian Urra, a Chilean violinist, dancer, and composer with more than 15 years of performance experience, performs. 

Admission: Free

Yoga for Musicians (Virtual Event)

Wednesday / October 28, 2020 / 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Join fellow Berklee alumni for a break from the music and enjoy an alumni-led yoga session sponsored by L.A.'s Buddha Music Group.

Admission: Free

Effortless Mastery Forum with Kenny Werner (Virtual Event)

Wednesday / October 28, 2020 / 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Kenny Werner, artistic director of the Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses various topics with special guests such as Victor Wooten, Doug Johnson, Bob Lada, Lincoln Goines, and others. 

Berklee World Strings (Virtual Performance)

Wednesday / October 28, 2020 / 8:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Directed by Eugene Friesen, Berklee World Strings perform "Agua de beber" featuring cellist and vocalist Kely Pinheiro and violist Noah Leong.

Admission: Free

Global Connections: Berklee Global Academic Partner IMEP Paris College of Music

Thursday / October 29, 2020 / 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Join us for this live discussion about how Berklee and IMEP Paris College of Music are collaborating together to provide students with robust educational opportunities.

Admission: Free

Oompa

The 14th Annual Business of Hip-Hop Symposium: 'Fight the Power': Hip-Hop and Politics (Virtual Event)

Thursday / October 29, 2020 / 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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With the most consequential election of our time less than one week away, three of the most influential artist/activists in the industry today will join forces to discuss the past, present, and future impact of hip-hop music on the political landscape. Our guests will discuss their roles in the hip-hop/political revolution, the use of music to inspire political change, and the need for more artists to stand up and speak out.

Admission: Free

Terri Lyne Carrington and Danilo Pérez in Concert (Virtual Concert)

Thursday / October 29, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Event
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In celebration of Berklee College of Music's 75th anniversary, Terri Lyne Carrington, founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, and Danilo Pérez, founder and artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, will perform a virtual concert with students from their respective institutes.

Admission: Free

Tony Succar

Visiting Artist Series: Tony Succar (Virtual Event)

Wednesday / November 4, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Tony Succar is a two-time Latin Grammy–winning artist, producer, composer, and arranger whose talents stem from a passion for music gifted to him early in life. In 2019 for his album Mas de mi, he took home Latin Grammys for Producer of the Year and Best Salsa Album, making history as the youngest winner ever to win both categories.

Admission: Free

Effortless Mastery Forum with Kenny Werner (Virtual Event)

Wednesday / November 4, 2020 / 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
See description for how to participate virtually.

Kenny Werner, artistic director of the Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses various topics with special guests such as Victor Wooten, Doug Johnson, Bob Lada, Lincoln Goines, and others. 

Admission: Free

Visiting Artist Series: Pinar Toprak (Virtual Event)

Friday / November 6, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Pinar Toprak B.M. ’00 is one of the most refreshing voices in film music. With her orchestral music for Captain Marvel, she became the first female composer to score a film set in the Marvel cinematic universe. 

Admission: Free

Performance Ear Training Clinic with New York City Jazz Guitarists

Tuesday / November 10, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

Four New York City jazz guitarists—Mike Stern, Leni Stern, Wayne Krantz, and Sheryl Bailey—will share performances, advice, and conversation with Allan Chase, chair of the Ear Training Department, and Kim Perlak, chair of the Guitar Department.

Admission: Free

Virtual Berklee in the Round No. 2

Tuesday / November 10, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Berkee in the Round (BITR) is a series of free performances showcasing Berklee students and is inspired by the intimate performances at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe rounds in Nashville, Tennessee.

Admission: Free

Oscar D'León Meets Berklee (Virtual Concert)

Thursday / November 12, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Event
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In celebration of Berklee College of Music's 75th anniversary, Venezuelan artist Oscar D'León will perform a virtual concert with Berklee students.

Admission: Free

Visiting Artist Series: Audra McDonald (Virtual Event)

Friday / November 13, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Audra McDonald is known for the breadth and versatility of her artistry as a singer and an actor. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, in 2015 she was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people and received a National Medal of Arts—America’s highest honor for achievement in the field—from President Barack Obama.

Admission: Free

Yoga for Musicians (Virtual Event)

Wednesday / November 18, 2020 / 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
See description for how to participate virtually.

Join fellow Berklee alumni for a break from the music and enjoy an alumni-led yoga session sponsored by L.A.'s Buddha Music Group.

Admission: Free

T-Pain

Visiting Artist Series: T-Pain (Virtual Event)

Wednesday / November 18, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Grammy-winning artist T-Pain delivers high-energy, charismatic tunes that have garnered him a gargantuan fan base. He has collaborated with everyone from Lil' Wayne (collectively known as T-Wayne) to Taylor Swift while winning two Grammys: one for his collaboration with Kanye West on 2008’s "Good Life" and the other with Jamie Foxx on 2010’s "Blame It." 

Admission: Free

Berklee Songwriting Original Open Mic No. 3 (Virtual Event)

Monday / November 30, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
See description for how to participate virtually.

Berklee's Songwriting Department will continue its open mic shows virtually on a monthly basis. Each show, open to all students regardless of major, features original material (no covers), is hosted by a department faculty member, and will be streamed live on the Songwriting Department's Facebook page.

Admission: Free

JP Saxe

Visiting Artist Series: JP Saxe (Virtual Event)

Wednesday / December 2, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
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Born in Toronto and based in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter JP Saxe always finds a way to cut beyond the surface, tapping into universal emotions and human experience. His most recent single, "A Little Bit Yours," came off the back of his debut MTV Video Music Awards performance.

Admission: Free

Effortless Mastery Forum with Kenny Werner (Virtual Event)

Wednesday / December 2, 2020 / 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
See description for how to participate virtually.

Kenny Werner, artistic director of the Effortless Mastery Institute, discusses various topics with special guests such as Victor Wooten, Doug Johnson, Bob Lada, Lincoln Goines, and others.

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