Clinics and Master Classes

Kenny Werner Master Class

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kenny Werner of the Effortless Mastery Institute will be hosting a Master Class for piano.

Admission: 
Free

Australian Harpist Alice Giles Master Class

Monday / October 17, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Australian harpist and international prize winner Alice Giles will lead a master class and discuss her life, her career, and her trip with her harp to Antarctica. Berklee harpists will perform for her and receive feedback.  

Admission: 
Free

Once Upon a Story: The Key to Getting your Career in Gear

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
Barbara Jordan

What can Hillary and The Donald learn from Bill Clinton, master storyteller?  How can YOU shape and convey your story to attract the results you want in your career?

Your marketing, performing, and songwriting results depend on much more than your talent or your ability to work hard.  In this workshop, you will practice conveying your personal narrative in the form your intended audience can respond to. You’ll learn tried and true techniques for shaping an engaging presentation.

You already have a story, so just bring your passion and your dreams and we’ll go from there.

Barbara Jordan is the founder of Heavy Hitters Music, a publishing company which provides independent songwriting talent to the film, television, and advertising industries. Barbara’s songs have graced the soundtracks of hundreds of television shows and feature films, including such productions as The Sopranos, C.S.I., The Good Wife, and Analyze This.

Barbara has also worked as an independent music supervisor on feature films, is the author of a popular songwriting book “Songwriters Playground, Innovative Exercises in Creative Songwriting,” and has taught Advanced Songwriting and Lyric Writing at Berklee.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ravi: Get Sponsored

Wednesday / October 26, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Your talent will produce few results unless it is coupled with financial support. In this session, Ravi will discuss how to position your brand, attract sponsors, and elevate the artist/entrepreneur in you to create a sustainable career that has a positive impact on the world.

Ravi Hutheesing is a cultural diplomat for the U.S. State Department, a musician who has performed at the White House and on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live, and an education advocate for underprivileged children across the globe.

Admission: 
Free

Andy Forsberg: The First Three Years: How To Survive the Beginning

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

The First Three Years is a look at the foundational time of your career you will enter upon graduating from Berklee.  

This workshop, led by former Berklee student and current Los Angeles-based composer Andy Forsberg (’13), will take both an in-depth and broad look at how to survive and succeed during the years when everything seems so confusing and scary.

Andy will take a look at everything from doubts (“I don’t like my new job, is this for me, should I leave, why am I panicking?”), how to properly manage your finances, and every topic in between. Drawing from his own and colleagues' stories, and many others’ stories as well (both successes and failures), this workshop will aim to clear up any worries you have, set you on the right path, and move you toward navigating the shifting waters as you progress toward your successful music future.

Admission: 
Free

Brazilian Clinic with Zé Paulo Becker and Semente

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

A clinic/performance of traditional Brazilian samba, choro, and baião by noted guitarist and educator Zé Paulo Becker with the renowned quintet Semente.

Admission: 
Free

Writing for the Harp

Tuesday / September 27, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Please join us for the annual writing for the harp clinic.
Great for film scoring, composition, arranging, and anyone who would like to write for the harp.

Admission: 
Free

Everything A Singer Needs to Know About SAG-AFTRA

Monday / September 26, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Union membership is one of the marks of a true professional.  Come learn what SAG-AFTRA does for it's members and how it can help to make your career soar. Find out how, when and why you should join.  There are many member benefits like health insurance and pensions for those who qualify, deals and discounts. Perhaps the most significant benefit of being a SAG-AFTRA member is that the union negotiates minimum wages and working conditions with employers so that you don’t have to.  Producers, composers, songwriters and engineers who will be hiring singers – please come learn some of the ins and outs of hiring SAG-AFTRA singers.

SAG-AFTRA is the largest entertainment union in the world.  It covers the work done by singers, royalty artists, rappers, actors, dancers, stunt persons, broadcasters and other performers (except instrumentalists) who work in sound recordings, commercials, film, TV, broadcast, music videos and non-broadcast work.
 

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Free

Music Publishing in Nashville

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Chris Dubois, hit songwriter and co-owner (with Brad Paisley) of Sea Gayle Publishing, and Marc Driskill, who runs the company, will present a clinic on the music publishing business in Nashville, including how to break in as a writer or into the business.

Admission: 
Free

Sea Gayle Music Song Screening: Chris Dubois and Mark Driskell

Thursday / September 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Get your songs heard by a Nashville publisher! Sea Gayle Music Founder Chris Dubois and GM Mark Driskell will discuss current writing practices in Nashville and conduct a song screening and Q&A.

Admission: 
Free

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