Guitarist Scott Tarulli, an assistant professor in the Guitar Department, records and performs with legends such as Tony Levin, Mark Egan, Steve Gadd, Jerry Marotta, and R&B legends The Temptations, among others. Aside from being a sought-after sideman and keeping busy with side projects, he has three solo albums out under his own name.
Colin Sapp is an assistant professor in the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music. He received his master's degree in music education from Boston University and a bachelor of music degree in performance from Berklee. Sapp has over one hundred recording credits to his name and has performed with the likes of Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling, Rakesh Chaurasia, and James Wolpert (from NBC’s The Voice). He has two recent album releases: James Wolpert's The Entire City and Choose to Find's Songs Without Words. Sapp is currently in the process of recording a quartet album of original compositions titled Infinite Out: The Human Analog.
Berklee Bass Department professor Danny Morris welcomes and interviews country-pop superstar Shania Twain’s bassist, Derek Frank, in room 1Z of 1140 Boylston Street. A Los Angeles touring/session bass player, Frank is currently on the road with Twain. Before their sold-out show at Boston’s TD Garden, Frank will stop by Berklee to discuss what it takes to make a living as a working bass player in today’s ultra-competitive music scene. He will also talk about how to get (and keep) gigs, versatility, skill sets, tools of the trade, professionalism, and what is expected of a bass player on a large-scale tour.
The Brazilian group Clube do Choro will present a clinic and performance of traditional and newly composed choros and folkloric Brazilian music. Their tour of the United States and their appearance at Berklee is supported by the Brazilian Consulate in Boston.
Bonnie Hayes, chair of the Berklee songwriting department, will moderate a discussion so that students can get an inside look at an internationally renowned creative musical artist. Berklee thanks Lovett for taking time out of his busy touring schedule to give back to the next generation of singers and instrumentalists.
Lyle Lovett is an American country singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 21 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, "Cowboy Man". Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. It's Not Big It's Large was released in 2007, where it debuted and peaked at number 2 on the Top Country Albums chart.
SESAC Day at Berklee presents video game composing legend Cris Velasco (God of War I, II, and III; Borderlands 1 and 2, Mass Effect 2 and 3, Assassin's Creed: Dead Kings, Company of Heroes 2, Bloodborn). Cris will be interviewed by Film Scoring Department Chair George S. Clinton and Assistant Chair Alison Plante about his music and career. Erin Collins (SESAC Vice President for Film, Television & Developing Media) will also be available to answer questions about SESAC. Open to all Berklee students.
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.