Born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1990, Dylan Elise started drumming at age 6. At age 9 he was the resident drummer for Artsplash at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington and in an adult band accompanying massed Wellington school choirs.
By age 11 he began performing publicly, playing solo, and with bands, and appearing on TV.
He has performed drum clinics since 2003, and opened for internationally renowned New York drummer Tommy Igoe in Wellington, Napier, and Auckland in 2006.
Elise featured as a solo artist at the National Tauranga Jazz Festival in the Baycourt Theatre in 2007, 2008, and 2009. A video of his 2007 performance has had over 7 million hits on YouTube.
Come get your hands on a variety of analog synths, samplers, iOS apps, MIDI controllers and effect processors as we showcase how to sync up multiple iPads, Macs, and MIDI-compatible instruments. Throughout, there will be the opportunity for you to jam and try out all of the synchronized gear.
Do you want to know how to start your career as an artist? Berklee's Music Business Club offers all students, including those from the Five-Week Summer Program, the opportunity to learn the best steps to take while at Berklee to prepare yourself for success. The Music Business Club will moderate a discussion with Kyle Thornton and Olivia Swann, two of Berklee's rising talents, who will share their insights about starting a career in music and also give a brief performance.
Kyle Thornton & The Company is a Boston-based “soul-hop” group that aims to bring you a fresh, new sound by sampling influences from several genres while still remaining grounded in the passionate and honest style that is the blues.