Clinics and Master Classes

But I'm A Good Person! Isn't that Enough?

Tuesday / March 7, 2017 / 12:30 p.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
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Debby Irving brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to grappling with it. As general manager of Boston’s Dance Umbrella and First Night, and later as a classroom teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she struggled to make sense of tensions she could feel but not explain in racially mixed settings. In 2009, a graduate school course, Racial and Cultural Identities, gave her the answers she’d been looking for and launched her on a journey of discovery. Debby now devotes herself to working with white people exploring the impact white skin can have on perception, problem solving, and engaging in racial justice work.

Using historical and media images, Debby examines how she used her white-skewed belief system to interpret the world around her. Socialized on a narrow worldview, Debby explores how she spent decades silently reaffirming harmful, archaic racial patterns instead of questioning the racial disparities and tensions she could see and feel. This workshop is designed to support white people in making the paradigm shift from ‘fixing’ and ‘helping’ those believed to be inferior, to focusing on internalized white superiority and its role in perpetuating racism at the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural levels. This 90–minute presentation includes pauses for reflection, dialog, and Q&A. Reserve your spot for this event.

Debby is also hosting a session in the David Friend Recital Hall from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. titled Leveling the Playing Field — Interrupting Patterns of Privilege.

Panel with Film & TV Producer Robin Sweet

Friday / March 3, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Panel with Film & TV Producer Robin Sweet

Join us as we host producer and production manager Robin Sweet. With credits in The Help, Better Call Saul, The Equalizer and many more, she will share her experiences working in the entertainment business, and discuss what it takes to become a successful woman in the industry. 

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Free

Capture Your Sound with Universal Audio's Apollo

Wednesday / March 1, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Capture Your Sound with Universal Audio's Apollo

Universal Audio has been a staple in the modern recording studio for decades with analog classic compressors and preamps, but today Universal Audio has bridged the analog and digital worlds with their Apollo interfaces and UAD2 plug-ins. This event will talk about the advantages of a UAD2 system and why Apollo interfaces are used by artists and professionals around the world. Join us as we put the Apollo to work and record a demo live to show the whole workflow. 

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Free

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Free

Make your Speakers Speak the Truth

Friday / February 24, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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.
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Free

Sound Design in Electronic Dance Music

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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.
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Free

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