Clinics and Master Classes

Tony Trischka giving free lessons on October 13-14

Thursday / October 13, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Tony Trischka will be on campus (Thursday-Friday October 13-14th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 35 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. He was not only considered among the very best pickers, he was also one of the instrument's top teachers, and created numerous instructional books, teaching video tapes and cassettes.

With his fearless musical curiosity as the guiding force, Tony Trischka's latest critically acclaimed release, Territory roams widely through the banjo's creative terrain. Nine selections partner Tony with fellow banjoists Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Bill Evans, Bill Keith, Bruce Molsky, and twelve all-Trischka solo tracks explore a panorama of tunings, banjo sounds, and traditions; tapping the creative potential of America's signature musical instrument.

For more information about Tony visit http://www.tonytrischka.com

 

Woody Mann giving free lessons on October 11-12

Tuesday / October 11, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Woody Mann will be on campus (Tueday-Wednesday October 11-12th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Woody Mann

Woody Mann had his first musical schooling in the living room of Rev. Gary Davis, the now legendary blues, gospel, and ragtime guitarist. He soon went on to perform and record with blues legends Son House and Bukka White and contemporary finger style wizard John Fahey while studying at the Juilliard School and with jazz great Lennie Tristano. Since then Mann has pursued a rich and diverse career ranging from playing with jazz great Attila Zoller, to accompanying songwriter Dori Previn, to giving guitar lessons to Paul Simon. He has recorded extensively, performed throughout the world, and schooled countless guitarists through his many books and DVDs.  Acknowledging his artistry, the C.F. Martin guitar company has honored Woody with the release of the “WoodyMann” signature model guitar. Recently he co-produced the feature documentary film “Harlem Street Singer”, the story of Reverend Gary Davis, and has released two CD’s based on the soundtrack of the movie. Woody is widely recognized as one of the leading teachers and authorities of traditional blues music and a renowned guitar master with his own contemporary improvisational style.

For more information about Woody visit http://woodymann.com

 

Bruce Molsky giving free lessons on October 10-11

Monday / October 10, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Bruce Molsky will be on campus (Monday-Tuesday October 10-11th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius.

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.

For more information about Bruce visit http://www.brucemolsky.com

 

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines giving free lessons on October 6-7

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Paul Rishell and Annie Raines will be on campus (Thursday-Friday October 6-7th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Paul Rishell & Annie Raines:

Since 1992 Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have been hailed as one of the world’s best country blues duos. They have recorded 6 albums together including the W.C. Handy Award-winning Moving to the Country (2000), and received numerous award nominations from the Blues Foundation. They have performed and recorded with John Sebastian, Susan Tedeschi, Pinetop Perkins and Rory Block. They have opened for Ray Chares, Dr. John, and Little Feat, and performed on international radio and TV shows including Late Night with Conan O’Brien and A Prairie Home Companion. They continue to perform American roots music and their own compositions at festivals, concert halls, and clubs all over the world.

For more information about Paul & Annie visit http://www.paulandannie.com

 

Woody Mann giving free lessons on October 4-5

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Woody Mann will be on campus (Tuesday-Wednesday October 4-5th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Woody Mann

Woody Mann had his first musical schooling in the living room of Rev. Gary Davis, the now legendary blues, gospel, and ragtime guitarist. He soon went on to perform and record with blues legends Son House and Bukka White and contemporary finger style wizard John Fahey while studying at the Juilliard School and with jazz great Lennie Tristano. Since then Mann has pursued a rich and diverse career ranging from playing with jazz great Attila Zoller, to accompanying songwriter Dori Previn, to giving guitar lessons to Paul Simon. He has recorded extensively, performed throughout the world, and schooled countless guitarists through his many books and DVDs.  Acknowledging his artistry, the C.F. Martin guitar company has honored Woody with the release of the “WoodyMann” signature model guitar. Recently he co-produced the feature documentary film “Harlem Street Singer”, the story of Reverend Gary Davis, and has released two CD’s based on the soundtrack of the movie. Woody is widely recognized as one of the leading teachers and authorities of traditional blues music and a renowned guitar master with his own contemporary improvisational style.

For more information about Woody visit http://woodymann.com

 

ROLI: Next-Gen Keyboard Instruments

Friday / October 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
ROLI: Next-Gen Keyboard Instruments
Join us for a demo of the new, ground-breaking ROLI Seaboard led by Eren Başbuğ, ROLI product specialist.
 
The Seaboard, ROLI's award-winning musical instrument, revolutionized the piano keyboard by replacing white and black keys with a continuous, touch-responsive surface that combines the expressive capabilities of many instruments in one interface. For centuries, keyboardists have been forced to accept the velocity of their key strikes, marking the end of that note's expressive potential. With the Seaboard GRAND, however, this interaction is merely the beginning. Intuitive gestures such as presses, bends, and slides open new avenues to musical expression. On the soft silicone surface of the Seaboard RISE, you shape sound intuitively through touch. The RISE offers five dimensions of touch - strike, press, glide, slide, and lift - that open up an entirely new approach to expressing yourself on a keyboard.
 
Admission: 
Free

Self-Advocacy: Struggles and Strategies

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Self-Advocacy: Struggles and Strategies
Presented by Women, Technology and Creativity, join us for a panel discussion featuring Alison Plante, chair of Film Scoring; Bonnie Hayes, chair of Songwriting; Chrissy Tignor Fisher, assistant professor of Contemporary Writing and Production; Leanne Ungar, professor of Music Production & Engineering, and Lori Landay, professor of Liberal Arts.
 
Self-advocacy is a necessary skill in professional life in general, and in music, specifically. Women often find this especially challenging, as societal norms expect us to put others before ourselves. How do successful women manage to advocate for fair treatment and compensation without coming across as pushy or aggressive? In an open dialogue between faculty, department chairs, and students, we will explore this question through four scenarios dealing with different fields: film scoring, songwriting, producing/engineering, and higher education.
Admission: 
Free

Film Composer Lawrence Shragge: Anne of Green Gables and Thematic Development

Thursday / October 6, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
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FS Room 268
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Lawrence Shragge

The Film Scoring Department welcomes film composer Lawrence Shragge for an open presentation on Anne of Green Gables and thematic development.

With a truly eclectic career, award-winning composer Lawrence Shragge has written music for everything from feature films to pinball machines and video games, television series, movies, mini-series, Zen monasteries, theater, dance, documentaries, and commercials to musical furniture for gallery installations.

Shragge has written more than 160 scores for features films, TV movies, documentaries, and television series. His styles include ambient, intimate, roots, world music, and large orchestral scores. His selected filmography includes: Intimate Relations, directed by Philip Goodhew; The Wrong Guy, directed by David Steinberg; mini-series Son of the Dragon and Iron Road, by director David Wu; Patrolman P, directed by Ido Mizrahy; the Chinese feature Cold Steel; and the just completed coproduction Midnight Sun with director Roger Spottiswoode.  
 
A recipient of multiple Gemini Awards, Shragge garnered Emmy Award nominations for his scores from Haven, starring Ann Bancroft and Natasha Richardson, and When Love Is Not Enough, starring Winona Ryder.
Admission: 
Free

Film Composer Lawrence Shragge: Business and Career Q&A

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 2:30 p.m.
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FS Room 268
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Lawrence Shragge

The Film Scoring Department welcomes film composer and Berklee alumnus Lawrence Shragge for an open Q&A presentation on business and careers in the industry.

With a truly eclectic career, award-winning composer Lawrence Shragge has written music for everything from feature films to pinball machines and video games, television series, movies, mini-series, Zen monasteries, theater, dance, documentaries, and commercials to musical furniture for gallery installations.

Shragge has written more than 160 scores for features films, TV movies, documentaries, and television series. His styles include ambient, intimate, roots, world music, and large orchestral scores. His selected filmography includes: Intimate Relations, directed by Philip Goodhew; The Wrong Guy directed by David Steinberg; mini-series Son of the Dragon and Iron Road, by director David Wu; Patrolman P directed by Ido Mizrahy; the Chinese feature Cold Steel; and the just completed coproduction Midnight Sun with director Roger Spottiswoode.  
A recipient of multiple Gemini Awards, Shragge garnered Emmy Award nominations for his scores from Haven, starring Ann Bancroft and Natasha Richardson, and When Love Is Not Enough, starring Winona Ryder.
Admission: 
Free

Masterclass on Brazilian Music Featuring Daniel D'Alcantara

Friday / October 14, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Berklee International Network (BIN) 2016 Faculty of the Year Daniel D'Alcantara will present a Masterclass on Brazilian music. D'Alcantara is a faculty member at Conservatório Musical Souza Lima in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a BIN member. The masterclass will explore arrangements and performance of modern Brazillian jazz for small, medium, and large ensembles. Come prepared to participate and play.

For questions please email bin@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
FREE

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