Clinics and Master Classes

Uxia and Narf Clinic and Performance

Tuesday / March 29, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Uxia and Narf are two important and influential artists from Galicia, Spain. In their recent album, Baladas da Gazia Imaxinaria, they unite for the first time to present a joint musical project that features reinterpreted classics from both musicians, including poems by writers such as Rosalia de Castro and Federico Garcia Lorca. The album also includes original compositions and adaptations of traditional alalas, the oldest and best known form of Galician music. This clinic and performance will feature music from this collaboration.

Admission: 
Free

Rhythm in the Runs: Improvisational Tools in Gospel and Soul Music with Trineice Robinson-Martin

Tuesday / January 19, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Trineice Robinson-Martin

Internationally recognized as one of the leading pedagogues in gospel and soul voice training, Trineice Robinson-Martin will present an interactive master class discussing the stylistic tools used to improvise in gospel and soul singing. Participants will be guided in understanding the ways in which stylistic components (melodic and textual improvisation, vocal nuances, vocal textures, tempos) are used to musically articulate one's emotional expression in the interpretation of a song.

Robinson-Martin serves on the music faculty at Princeton University and Rider University. Her scholarship on gospel vocal techniques and performance practices can be found in Journal of Singing and Teaching in the 21st Century, and in the upcoming publications Voice Training for the Gospel Soloist and So You Want to Sing Gospel.

Admission: 
Free

A Clinic with Brazilian Music Icon Joyce Moreno

Wednesday / December 9, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Joyce Moreno is a Brazilian composer, singer and guitarist. Praised for her crystal voice and great swinging guitar playing, she has in her portfolio 400 recordings of songs she has authored and interpreted by the greatest names in Brazilian popular music as well as American artists. Since the beginning of her career, Joyce’s registered trademark has been the first-person feminine voice, which she pioneered; she was the first Brazilian songwriter to express herself in this form, opening the way for countless other artists who followed. She has been nominated four times for the Latin Grammy, and she is an annual guest artist in US, Japan, and Europe jazz and music festivals.

Moreno will be at Berklee for a performance on Thursday, December 10. Read more about her visit to Berklee.

 

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Free

Open Rehearsal: The Music of Hal Crook

Wednesday / February 17, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professor Hal Crook will hold an open rehearsal with vocalist and bassist Esperenza Spalding '05, pianist Leo Genovese '04, saxophonist Chris Cheek '91, and other alumni and special guests. 

The rehearsal is in preparation for the concert, Set Me Free: The Music of Hal Crook, which will be held on Thursday, February 18, in the Berklee Performance Center.

Admission: 
Free

Planet MicroJam Mictrotonal Organ Clinic with John Medeski

Friday / February 5, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Don't miss the Planet MicroJam Microtonal Organ Clinic with John Medeski, Calvin Weston, and David Fiuczynski.

Many people love the organ, but not many know that on some organs you can detune the upper register by a quarter tone. Medeski will demonstrate how this works and then play a few microjam standards with the institute. Best known for his band Medeski, Martin, and Wood, Medeski has played with John Scofield, Iggy Pop, and Trey Anastasio, among others, besides being featured on many John Zorn projects. The performance will also feature Calvin Weston on drums.

Admission: 
Free

Skype Interview with Anne Cecere and Inon Zur

Wednesday / December 9, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
BMI, Anne Cecere, Inon Zur, Fallout 4, Video Game Scoring
Anne Cecere / Inon Zur
Presented by the Film Scoring Network in collaboration with the Video Game Music Club, this interview will feature a conversation with Anne Cecere, director of film and TV relations at BMI, and Inon Zur, composer for the most anticipated game of 2015, Fallout 4. Various topics will be discussed, including Cecere's work at BMI, Inon's work with Bethesda for Fallout 4, and what steps aspiring composers should take in order to break into the industry.
 
Cecere oversees BMI's relationships in the increasingly important video game community. She is currently the vice president of the California Copyright Conference and sits on the Board of Directors for the Society of Singers. Her professional affiliations also include the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys), the National Association of Recording Arts and Science (Grammys), Association of Independent Music Publishers, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, the National Association of Professional Women, the Game Audio Network Guild, and the Women's Industry Network (WIN), which she cofounded.
 
Zur is a two-time British Academy of Film and Television Arts–nominated composer renowned for his emotionally dynamic, original music scores for film, television, and blockbuster video game franchises such as Fallout, Dragon Age, Disney’s Fantasia, and Prince of Persia. Zur’s music has been performed in concerts worldwide by top orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He has also produced and collaborated with international recording artists including Florence + the Machine.
Admission: 
Free

Victor Wooten’s Woodshed

Friday / December 4, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Room 2Z2
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States

Victor Wooten's Woodshed is open to all instruments, with the focus on playing and listening skills...and anything else that comes up! 

Victor Wooten’s Woodshed

Thursday / December 3, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Room 2Z2
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States

Victor Wooten's Woodshed is open to all instruments, with the focus on playing and listening skills...and anything else that comes up! 

Victor Wooten’s Woodshed

Tuesday / December 1, 2015 / 10:00 a.m.
Room 1Z
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
Victor Wootens Woodshed. All instruments WELCOME. Come to Play and Learn

Victor Wooten's Woodshed is open to all instruments, with the focus on playing and listening skills...and anything else that comes up! 

PWMTD Visiting Artist Event-John Storyk

Tuesday / December 1, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

PWMTD Visiting Artist Event: John Storyk

Lessons from Jimmy Hendrix’s

Electric Lady Studios

Architecture and Acoustics of Recording Studios

Analysis to Prediction to Realization

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Shames Family Scoring Stage/160

The recording studio has changed dramatically in the past 10 years in ways that were almost unpredictable. The shift from large ‘all at once’ sessions to a file-based mixing process has ushered in a new era of small, yet extremely powerful and highly flexible audio content creation environments. These ‘next generation’ rooms continue to depend on pristine acoustics, while the aesthetic and comfort factors remain high priorities. Come hear John Storyk discuss modern studio design approaches as an introduction to his SP16 class MTEC-360 Architecture and Acoustics of Critical Listening Environments. John Storyk, Co Founder and Principal of Walters-Storyk Design Group has been responsible for designing over 3000 media and content creation facilities worldwide. Credits include Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios (1969); NYC’s Jazz At Lincoln Center, Berklee College of Music, Boston (2015 TEC Award winner), and Valencia, Spain; and private studios for Green Day, Jay-Z, Timbaland, film composers Carter Burwell and A.R. Rahman, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Owl City, Harry Connick Jr., and Grammy award winning producer Paul Epworth, among scores of others.

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