Clinics and Master Classes

Faculty, Staff, and Partner Development Session: Ear Training

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Join Allan Chase, chair of the Ear Training Department, as he presents an overview of the methods used to teach students to hear and apply melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic musical forms, and the technical proficiency requirements at Berklee.

This session is open to all Berklee faculty and staff, as well as those at Berklee partner schools. The session will be live streamed on Ustream, and will be available for future viewing. Lunch will be served to those who attend in person. Please RSVP or send an email to partnerships@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Faculty, Staff, and Partner Development Session: Conducting

Thursday / February 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Join Richard Carrick, chair of the Composition Department, Greg Glancey, assistant chair of the Composition Department, and Conducting faculty Eric Stern and Tiffany Chang as they present a training session on the core conducting courses at Berklee. They will highlight the key technical and experiential elements used to develop strong student conductors.

This session is open to all Berklee faculty and staff, as well as those at Berklee partner schools. The session will be live streamed on Ustream, and will be available for future viewing. Lunch will be served to those who attend in person. Please RSVP or send an email to partnerships@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Dr. Daniel J. Levitin

Saturday / November 19, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join New York Times Bestselling author, musician, and producer, Dan Levitin, as he takes us down the rabbit-hole of Music and the Mind. There will also be some music by Dan, accompanied by Berklee Bass Chair, Steve Bailey

Admission: 
Free

DRUMMERS Raise your Ensemble Ratings

Tuesday / November 22, 2016 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Drumset Clinic Presented by Dave Weigert Professor: Ensemble/Percussion Departments

TOPICS COVERED:

The Prep Piece rating

The Improvisation rating

The Reading rating

What do the four digits mean?

Sit in and play- I’ll give a very unofficial rating

Admission: 
Free

Nacho Marco Applied Analog Synthesis

Tuesday / November 15, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Rm. B51, 150 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States

At this workshop, Nacho will explore the use of modular synthesizers to create a House Music track in 50 min. Every sound in the track (Bass drum, snare drum, hi hat, bass, leads and pads) will be designed using only a monophonic modular synthesizer and sequenced/overdubbed in Ableton Live.

Nacho is one of the most respected international DJ's in Spain and producer of records and bands. Aside from teaching at Sociedad General de Autores y Editores and at the IMS La Marxadella, he teaches DJing & Turntablism, Live Electronics & DJ Skills, Advanced DJ and Applied Analog Synthesis at Berklee, Valencia.

As the NACHOUGE group, he will also perform live electronic music with EPD faculty Ben Houge on Wednesday November 16, 7pm at Rm. 112, 22 Fenway.

Admission: 
Free

Tony Trischka giving free lessons on November 21-22

Monday / November 21, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Tony Trischka will be on campus (Monday-Tuesday November 21-22nd) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 35 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. He was not only considered among the very best pickers, he was also one of the instrument's top teachers, and created numerous instructional books, teaching video tapes and cassettes.

With his fearless musical curiosity as the guiding force, Tony Trischka's latest critically acclaimed release, Territory roams widely through the banjo's creative terrain. Nine selections partner Tony with fellow banjoists Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Bill Evans, Bill Keith, Bruce Molsky, and twelve all-Trischka solo tracks explore a panorama of tunings, banjo sounds, and traditions; tapping the creative potential of America's signature musical instrument.

For more information about Tony visit http://www.tonytrischka.com

Lisa Ornstein giving free lessons on December 5th

Monday / December 5, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Lisa Ornstein will be on campus (Monday December 5th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Lisa Ornstein:

Lisa Ornstein’s masterful playing has inspired a generation of old-time and Quebecois musicians. She began playing fiddle in Ohio in her early teens and was invited by Mike Seeger to record an old-time album for Folkways when she was twenty and Oberlin Conservatory’s renegade fiddler. A musical friendship with the Beaudoin family of Vermont led her northwards. She spent twelve years in Quebec where she was a member of the province’s all-star traditional music band, La Bottine Souriante and visited with master fiddlers in kitchens and dance halls all over the province. She also squeezed in an M.A. in folklore and went on to direct an Acadian cultural heritage center at the U. of Maine in Fort Kent for seventeen years. She now lives on the west coast and tours regularly with André Marchand and Normand Miron in Le Bruit court dans la Ville (The Buzz around Town). Lisa is also a passionate and joyful teacher and has been on staff at many camps and festivals, including, Augusta Heritage, Ashokan Fiddle and Dance, Swannanoa, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and Souches à oreilles. 

For more information about Lisa visit http://www.lisaornstein.com

 

Master Class with K.Flay

Wednesday / November 16, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Master Class with K.Flay
Join us for an intimate conversation with K.Flay, songwriter and Interscope Records recording artist.
 
Presented by Universal Music Group and Spotify.
Moderated by Bonnie Hayes, Chair of Songwriting.
 
On “Blood in the Cut” — the moody and magnetic lead single from her new EP Crush Me
— K.Flay turns emotional damage into unlikely transcendence. “It’s about inundating yourself with feelings of pain and angst, and how that can be its own form of power,” says Kristine Flaherty, the L.A.-based artist who made her debut as K.Flay with a series of releases in 2010. “The songs on the EP revolve around the idea of a person or a force seeking to crush you or hold you down, but there’s a defiant energy to them — like, ‘Yeah, go ahead and try.’”
 
The first signing to Night Street/Interscope Records (an imprint helmed by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds), K.Flay instills that energy into a batch of songs highlighting her seamless flow and head-turning lyricism. But while Crush Me builds off K.Flay’s hip-hop background, the EP also channels her punk sensibilities and DIY spirit into a lush but gritty sound rooted in live drums and guitar. “My live shows always had the spontaneity that comes from working with more organic instrumentation, and I wanted to make sure that was really reflected on this EP,” notes Flaherty, who’s previously toured with artists like Passion Pit, Icona Pop, Awolnation and Theophilus London.
Admission: 
Free

Norm Zocher: Techniques for the 21st Century Guitarist

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Norm Zocher

A mainstay of modern jazz, fusion, progressive metal, and rock, this clinic will demonstrate the application of several tonal, polytonal, and atonal techniques, including the use of superchords, tetrachords, pentatonics, diminished, whole tone, augmented, and double augmented scales, as well as improvisation and composition with the cycle of fifths/fourths, and more on the guitar for vamp grooves and II-V-I's.

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, and referred to as "a guitar legend in the making," as well as being one of "Boston's best composers" through his work with the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, Norman Zocher is a longtime Berklee College of Music faculty member.

Admission: 
Free

The Art of the Trio

Thursday / November 17, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ron Savage

In a discussion led by Ron Savage, he, Sharik Hasan, and Alexander Toth will discuss the art of playing jazz in the piano trio setting. They will also discuss musical group and individual musical influences.

Admission: 
Free

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