Join artist in residence, Crissy Collins, for a Master Clinic and Berklee GEMS (Gender Equity in Music and Society) Luncheon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Q: What do the Foo Fighters and festivals such as Bonnaroo, Coachella, Outside Lands, EDC, and SXSW all have in common?
A: They all use GoPro cameras to capture their performances.
In 2015, a strong media presence is essential for the success of the modern musician. High-quality video is an indispensible part of that process. GoPro principals Neil Dana (director of music marketing), Jaymo Jamieson (global education and training manager), and Gabe Noguez (music media manager) will discuss how to integrate GoPro as a critical and essential tool in the modern musician's arsenal. The team will address ways to enable artists to easily capture, edit, and share their most passionate and meaningful musical experiences to the wider audience. Workflow, video, and philosophy will be demonstrated. Please join us for this unique event.
Internationally renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss will be presenting a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and improvisational concepts. German Schauss is a guitarist, composer, author, and educator. He performs and tours as the leader of his own band and with other internationally known artists. Schauss writes music for commercials, TV, and video games, and has been named one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine. The author of best selling books and videos like Shredding Guitar Workout, Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini, Shredding the Composers, Serious Shred, and The Total Shred Guitarist, he also writes the popular monthly column “Instant Shredding” for Germany’s biggest guitar magazine, Gitarre & Bass. Please visit his website for more information.