Clinics and Master Classes

Howard Shore Clinic

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Howard Shore

Legendary film and concert music composer Howard Shore ’69 will speak about his music and career.

Admission: 
Free

Tito Oliveira Clinic: Afro-Brazilian Rhythms for Drum Set

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Tito Oliveira and Theo Silva

Drummer, producer, and clinician Tito Oliveira will present a clinic on Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

Born in Bahia, Brazil, Oliveira started playing drums when he was a child. His inspiration and talent came from his father, a saxophone player and producer of the Oliveiras Band (one of the most respected bands from Bahia).

Tito has recorded and toured with Ivete Sangalo, João Donato, Carlinhos Brown, Daniela Mercury, Elba Ramalho, Margareth Menezes, and many others. As a clinician, his book Afro-Brazilian Rhythms for Drum Kit is known and valued as material with rare information about the culture of the Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

Tito will have special guest Theo Silva on guitar who is also from Bahia, Brazil.

Admission: 
Free

Hector Martignon: Composition in Contemporary Latin American Jazz

Friday / March 17, 2017 / 1:15 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Hector Martignon presents a clinic on composition in contemporary Latin American jazz.

Admission: 
Free

Nano Stern, Chilean Indie Folk Music

Friday / March 3, 2017 / 1:15 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Nano Stern

Nano Stern visits Berklee for the first time to talk about his music and his Latin American influences.

Admission: 
Free

Janek Gwizdala

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Janek Gwizdala

Master bassist and Berklee alumnus Janek Gwizdala ’00 will share his unique musical perspectives on playing, getting the good gigs, education, and alternative revenue streams. There may be some jam thrown in as well. Hosted by Steve Bailey, chair, Bass Department. 

Admission: 
Free

Make your Speakers Speak the Truth

Friday / February 24, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Make your Speakers Speak the Truth
presented by Dave Maclaughlin, Genelec
 
This seminar will dicuss how speakers work and basic acoustics that will help any speaker operate more accurately. Learn basic do's and don'ts of acoustics. Dave Maclaughlin, Director of Educational Services USA will explain the differences between speakers and monitors and why accuracy is important.
 
Since the company's founding in 1978, professional audio monitoring has been the core of Genelec's business.  Commitment to research and development has resulted in a number of industry firsts and established Genelec as the industry leader in active monitors.
Admission: 
Free

Sound Design in Electronic Dance Music

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Sound Design in Electronic Dance Music
presented by Rishabh Rajan, Associate Professor, EPD
 
In this event you will learn how to create synth sounds in various electronic dance music sub-genres like House, Techno, Future Bass & Dubstep. Using Native Instruments’ Massive & FM8, as well as Ableton’s Analog, Rishabh Rajan will show you how to create synth sounds from popular tunes by artist such as Deadmau5, Zedd, Skrillex, Daft Punk, Chainsmokers etc.
 
Rishabh Rajan is a member of the faculty in the Electronic Production & Design department at Berklee College of Music. He is a certified trainer for Ableton, Logic Pro & Pro Tools. He has worked as a sound designer for companies like Bela D Media, Crypto Cipher & Twisted Tools and has also published 3 eBooks on sound design which are all available on the Apple iBook Store.
Admission: 
Free

Building Your Website - A Workshop Presented by Wix

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berklee Learning Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join us in the Learning Center Lab as representatives from Wix provide an in-depth workshop tutorial to discuss:

  • The importance of building your brand and portfolio online through a personal website
  • Customized templates for Berklee students built by Wix and how to use them
  • General information on how to use Wix

Having a well-crafted personal website is a must in the modern age for any aspiring performer or professional. In this workshop, representatives from Wix, a leading web development platform, will provide a broad overview of the website-building basics, giving you the tools you need to be well on your way to a strong online presence. Covering everything from landing pages to portfolio showcasing, come learn how to build your website from the ground up.

Space is limited. You should RSVP to secure a spot.  

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Free with RSVP

Building Your Website - A Workshop Presented by Wix

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Learning Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join us in the Learning Center Lab as representatives from Wix provide an in-depth workshop tutorial to discuss:

  • The importance of building your brand and portfolio online through a personal website
  • Customized templates for Berklee students built by Wix and how to use them
  • General information on how to use Wix

Having a well-crafted personal website is a must in the modern age for any aspiring performer or professional. In this workshop, representatives from Wix, a leading web development platform, will provide a broad overview of the website-building basics, giving you the tools you need to be well on your way to a strong online presence. Covering everything from landing pages to portfolio showcasing, come learn how to build your website from the ground up.

Space is limited. You should RSVP to secure your spot.

RSVP

Admission: 
Free with RSVP

How Music Dies (Or Lives)

Tuesday / February 14, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
How Music Dies (Or Lives)
Field-recording and the battle for democracy in the arts
presented by Ian Brennan, Grammy award-winning producer (Tinariwen, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Malawi Mouse Boys)
 
Join us for a discussion with Ian Brennan, GRAMMY-winning producer with four GRAMMY-nominated records (Best World Music- 2011 and 2015, Best Traditional Folk-2006 and 2007).
 
How Music Dies (or Lives): Field Recording and the Battle for Democracy in the Arts is a virtual how-to manual for those on a quest for authenticity in an age of air-brushed and auto-tuned “artists”. The text is culled from a lifetime of “learning through failure” by producer and four-time author, Ian Brennan, and details the ways that the corporatization of music and inequitable distribution of artists is wreaking cultural devastation globally.
 
In the studio, he has worked with the likes of Kyp Malone & Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Flea, Tinariwen, Lucinda Williams, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Nels Cline (Wilco), DJ Bonebrake & John Doe (X, the Knitters), Jovanotti, Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Bill Frisell, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jonathan Richman, Richard Thompson, and more.
 
Ian has also has produced live-shows of up to 15,000 people in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington (DC), Portland (OR), Tucson, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and Boston with artists as diverse as Green Day, Fugazi, Merle Haggard, film-maker John Waters, Kris Kristofferson, Tammy Faye, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Vic Chesnutt, Peaches, and the Vienna Boys Choir.
 
“All recordings are ultimately ‘field-recordings’. They document life (...or lack thereof), and arise from a specific time and place. If that place is artificial, then the results will be as well. Ultimately, any technology exists only as a means to convey feeling, and has little to no value, otherwise, in-and-of itself.”
-Ian Brennan
 
 

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