Clinics and Master Classes

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Percussion

Friday / November 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Rekha Menon, a professor in the Liberal Arts Department, presents a master class and clinic on Indian Hindustani percussion including the tabla.

Admission: 
Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / October 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Rekha Menon, a professor in Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, presents a master class and clinic on Indian classical music, including Carnatic music and Hindustani music, by renowned artists from India.

Admission: 
Free

Indian Classical Dance Clinic and Performance

Friday / April 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Rekha Menon, a professor in Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, presents a clinic on the performance of Indian classical dance featuring the Bharathanatyam/South Indian style of dance.

Admission: 
Free

Good Vibrations: Theremin Clinic and Contest Drawing

Thursday / June 25, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This month we are giving away a theremin to one lucky winner. One of the earliest electronic musical instruments, the theremin has inspired awe and wonder since its invention in 1920 by Léon Theremin, a genius, Russian scientist, and musician. Utilized by legions of trailblazing artists from classical pioneers to rock stars and film scorers, the theremin is an amazing instrument, and this is your chance to win your own fully functioning theremin. In addition to giving away an instrument at the event, we will have a theremin for you to play, with connected sound processors to recreate classic theremin sounds.

Haven't gotten your name into the drawing yet? There's still time! Visit our contest page for full contest details.

This event is cosponsored by the Learning Center and the Stan Getz Library.

Admission: 
Free

Randy Felts: New Sounds for Saxophone

Tuesday / August 4, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This clinic with Randy Felts, saxophonist and associate professor in the Harmony Department, will explore new sounds for the synthophone (electronic saxophone) using the DynaSample XPression music system, software woodwinds designed for Kontact music software, and the control of analog synth sounds from Omnisphere music software. The synthophone is a real alto saxophone that has been modified for use as a state-of-the-art wind controller. Learn how you can play trombone, cello, flutes, old-school synth sounds, or wild atmospheric sounds you've never heard before using your familiar saxophone technique.

Admission: 
Free

Master Class on Indian Classical Music

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Rekha Menon, a professor in Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, presents a master class and clinic on Indian classical music, including Carnatic music and  Hindustani music, by renowned artists from India.

Admission: 
Free

Guerrilla Mixing Techniques

Thursday / June 11, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

For the second part of our Guerrilla Production Techniques series, we will finish off our recording from last week’s Guerrilla Recording Techniques and create a final mixed production.

Admission: 
Free

Victor Wooten

Wednesday / May 27, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Victor Wooten is back for a summer semester residency at Berklee. Bring your questions and your instruments to this event as there may be an opportunity to play. Also stop by May 28 at 1 p.m. in the same room for a chat with Steve Bailey, Bass Department chair.

Watch scenes from a previous Wooten summer bass workshop at Berklee:

Admission: 
Free

Victor Wooten: The Wooten Woodshed

Wednesday / May 27, 2015 / 10:30 a.m.

The Wooten Woodshed is an open and interactive lesson format. Any and all Berklee students are welcome to drop in with a musical question for Victor Wooten, and they can expect an assignment that will be evaluated by him during his next residence. The room is open to all, and questions will be taken in order of arrival. You may come and go according to your schedule. 

Watch Wooten, John Patitucci, Steve Bailey, and Victor Bailey perform "Double Bass Jam":

Admission: 
Free and open to Berklee students

Guerrilla Recording Techniques

Thursday / June 4, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In part one of this two-part Guerrilla Production Techniques series, you’ll get a crash course in do-it-yourself recording techniques using inexpensive gear. During the presentation, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of recording a live ensemble consisting of drums, bass, guitar, and vocals. Topics will include:
  • Gear overview: Microphones, audio interfaces, accessories
  • Techniques: Miking versus direct input, multitracking, stereo recording
  • How-to: Step-by-step setup, recording with your laptop

Admission: 
Free

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