Clinics and Master Classes

Crissy Collins Master Clinic

Wednesday / August 5, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singer Crissy Collins will perform a master clinic with a very special rhythm section and talk about the current state of the music industry as a touring musician.

Collins has had the opportunity to sing background for legendary gospel and R&B artists like Luther Vandross, Kelly Price, Glenn Jones, Lil G of Silk, and Dorothy Norwood. She has toured with Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail as the incarcerated Chico, and this role led to her becoming well known for singing "Yes, Jesus Loves Me, Even Me." She also played a small role in the box office hits Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Lions Gate Films), for which she also sang on the soundtrack, and Madea's Family Reunion.Since 2008, Collins has toured the globe singing background for Beyoncé Knowles, accompanying her on four world tours. She released her debut album, Faith in Progress, in March of 2007.

Admission: 
Free

Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Clinic

Thursday / April 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This clinic features the visiting artist appointed through the Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Program (artist to be announced). The program was established through the support of the Herb Alpert Foundation, the philanthropic organization launched by A&M Records cofounder and seven-time Grammy-winning recording artist Herb Alpert.

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Free

Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Clinic

Thursday / April 7, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This clinic features the visiting artist appointed through the Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Program (artist to be announced). The program was established through the support of the Herb Alpert Foundation, the philanthropic organization launched by A&M Records cofounder and seven-time Grammy-winning recording artist Herb Alpert.

Admission: 
Free

Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Clinic

Thursday / April 7, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This clinic features the visiting artist appointed through the Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Program (artist to be announced). The program was established through the support of the Herb Alpert Foundation, the philanthropic organization launched by A&M Records cofounder and seven-time Grammy-winning recording artist Herb Alpert.

Admission: 
Free

Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Clinic

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This clinic features the visiting artist appointed through the Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Program (artist to be announced). The program was established through the support of the Herb Alpert Foundation, the philanthropic organization launched by A&M Records cofounder and seven-time Grammy-winning recording artist Herb Alpert.

Admission: 
Free

Master Clinic and Luncheon with Beyonce's Crissy Collins

Wednesday / August 5, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join artist in residence, Crissy Collins, for a Master Clinic and Berklee GEMS (Gender Equity in Music and Society) Luncheon.

Master Clinic
Weds. August 5, 1:00 – 3:00pm
David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St.

Berklee GEMS (Gender Equity in Music & Society) Luncheon
Thurs. Aug. 6, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Loft, 921 Boylston St.
Join us for lunch and discussion as we share our experiences as women in the music industry. Moderated by Karen Bell.

 
Crissy was born in Niagara Falls, NY and introduced to the world at the tender age of four by way of a Jerry Lewis Telethon performance, singing a heartfelt rendition of Jesus Loves the Little Children. She has lent her expertise as a vocal trainer, choir leader, and music director with churches in Atlanta and across the country.
 
Collins has appeared on numerous gospel television shows, festivals, workshops, seminars and stages with the likes of Edwin Hawkins, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Mary Mary, Shirley Murdock and many other national recording artists.
 
She toured with Tyler Perry's star play Madea Goes to Jail. Her show stopping rendition of Yes, Jesus Love Me led to big screen opportunities including Tyler Perry movies: Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, Daddy's Little Girls, and The Family That Preys.
 
Since 2008, Crissy has toured the globe singing background for internationally known singer, Beyoncé. She has accompanied Beyoncé on four world tours and performed with many secular artists such as Luther Vandross, Kelly Price, Glenn Jones, Little G of Silk, Monica and Gloria Gainer to name a few.
 
 
Crissy Collins Master Clinic and Berklee GEMS Luncheon flyer
Crissy Collins Master Clinic and Berklee GEMS Luncheon flyer
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Flyer by Pepe Portilla

 

 

 
 
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Free

Tools and Techniques of the Modern DJ

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Is it true that with today's technology anyone can be a DJ? With the rise of celebrity DJs, it seems that anyone willing to buy the gear can become a DJ. While technology simplifies many tasks, with more options today than ever, how do we know things aren't actually becoming more complicated? Join us for a discussion about modern DJ tools and techniques including controllers, DJ software, file formats, and various DJ approaches for different venues and events.

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Free

Drum Clinic with Andre Boyd

Monday / April 11, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Cirque du Soleil drummer Andre Boyd is an exceptional musician whose voice of choice is the drum set. As a diverse musican, he has mastered a variety of musical styles including straight-ahead, funk, fusion, Afro-Cuban, and big band, among many others. In addition to his work on the drum set, Boyd's musical abilities also encompass writing, producing, and arranging.

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Free

John Clayton

Tuesday / February 2, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

John Clayton presents a clinic.

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Free

The Art of Extemporaneous Composition

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Daryl Lowery
Daryl Lowery

Daryl Lowery, a professor in the Ear Training Department and tenor saxophonist, is joined by fellow Berklee faculty Mark Walker on drums, Dave Clark on bass, and Gilson Shacknik on piano to perform new original music from the quartet's upcoming release, For Those Who Wait. They will also play selections from Unity of One, and the performance will be followed by a discussion of the creative process involved in each composition and the unique approaches to writing music based in the art of improvisation.

A Berklee faculty member since 1987, Lowery was born and raised in the metropolitan New York area. After coming to Boston to study at the New England Conservatory, he has recorded and performed with such notables as Dizzy Gillespie, Jackie Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake, and Boston’s funk legend Ellis Hall. He has been a member of Al Kooper’s band for the past fourteen years and is featured on his latest releases, Black Coffee and White Chocolate. Lowery's group, Instant!Groove, released its highly successful first recording in 2004, of which Jazziz magazine wrote “[Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as 'acid-jazz'….The rhythm section is elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos....” The band's 2013 release, Let It Go, features Ra-Kalam Bob Moses on drums and the late T Lavitz on B3.

Admission: 
Free

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