Clinics and Master Classes

Will Kennedy: Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Clinic II

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Will Kennedy

Will Kennedy presents the second drum clinic of The Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program.

Admission: 
Free

Will Kennedy: Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Clinic

Monday / October 3, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Will Kennedy

The first event of the annual three-day Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program features this year's guest artist, Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets, and Snarky Puppy.

Admission: 
Free

Eric Whitacre

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre for a presentation of his music followed by a Q&A with Richard Carrick, chair of the Composition Department.

Whitacre's concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike, while his ground-breaking virtual choirs have united singers from over 110 different countries.

Admission: 
Free

Film Sound Panel: Lessons in Post Production

Friday / September 9, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Dubbing Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

Sound Editing and re-recording mixing are elements of artistry crucial to the emotional content of a film.  Come hear these accomplished and respected professionals share their experiences and examples of their work.

Larry Blake:  Sound editor/re-recording mixer:  Erin Brockovich, Ocean's Eleven, Traffic, Contagion, Behind the Candelabra.

Lee Dichter:  Re-recording mixer:  Men In Black, Midnight In Paris, Across the Universe, The Birdcage, Angels in America.

Tom Scott:  Re-recording mixer:  Amadeus, The Right Stuff, One From The Heart; founder of EdNet.

Paul Soucek: Sound editor:  Drumline, Secretary, The Sixth Sense, Michael Clayton, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Sleepless In Seattle.

OPEN TO ALL

John Patitucci: the Bass and Beyond

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

John Patitucci shares his perspective on electric and acoustic bass, including technique, performance, and harmonic content. Bring your bass.

Hosted by Steve Bailey, chair of the Berklee Bass Department.

Admission: 
Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Renowned artists from India present a master class/clinic on Indian classical instrumental music. 

Admission: 
Free

Jerry Leake Presents North and South Indian Percussion Solos and Rhythm Theory

Friday / October 28, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jerry Leake

Artist, teacher, and percussionist Jerry Leake will present this master class/clinic. Leake is the cofounder of the award- winning world-music ensemble Natraj and performs with Club d'Elf and the Agbekor Society. His world-rock-fusion octet Cubist has gained national recognition with three CDs released. On tabla, Leake has accompanied Ali Akbar Khan, Steve Gorn, Sharafat Ali Khan, and Chitravena Ravikiran, to name a few.

This clinic will address:
• North and South Indian percussion solos
• Merging rhythm theory and practice
• Compositional forms and improvisation
• Tihai cadences and ginti number compositions
• Alternate set-ups combining cultures, instruments, and technique

Admission: 
Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / October 14, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Liberal Arts Department invites you to attend A Taste of Carnatic Music with Veena and Vocals Master Class/Clinic, presented by renowned artists from India Jayashree Aravind on veena, accompanied by Anugrah Lakshmanan on vocals, and KMS Mani on mridangam.
 
Jayashree Aravind is a rich and accomplished veena player. With her passion and technique she makes melody speak. She has a dynamic approach to performance, creating a beautiful, magical spell. She has performed and collaborated with many musicians, and composed music for dance/drama. She is a passionate teacher and has toured and performed in venues in Europe, the United States, and India.
 
Anugrah Lakshmanan, a talented young artist of Carnatic music, has performed at prestigious venues and has many accolades to his credit. He is also a Bharatanatyam dancer (South Indian classical dance) and trained in Kalaripayattu (martial art from South India), mridangam, and yoga.
 
KMS Mani is an accomplished and highly sought after and internationally acclaimed mridangam player. He has performed at prestigious venues and has accompanied several famous artists, such as Balamurali Krishna, T.N. Krishna, and Trichur Ramachandran, to name a few.
 
This event is sponsored by LearnQuest Academy and the Liberal Arts Department.

 

Admission: 
Free

Sheila Jordan Vocal Masterclass

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, she is also in demand worldwide for her stimulating vocal workshops. A superb scat singer, Sheila received the Jazz Masters Award 2012 from the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest honor in jazz music in America. Upon moving to New York City in the early ’50s, Jordan sang in clubs and at jam sessions with some of the city’s jazz giants, including Charles Mingus, Herbie Nichols, and Charlie "Bird" Parker. She also studied with the renowned Lennie Tristano. In 1952, she married Parker’s pianist, Duke Jordan. Ten years later, she made her acclaimed first recording, showing her vocal finesse on a ten-plus minute version of “You Are My Sunshine” on George Russell’s album The Outer View. Thanks to Russell, she released her first album, Portrait of Sheila, on Blue Note, the first female vocalist to record for the label.

Admission: 
Free

Interview with Bibi Bourelly

Tuesday / September 6, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Interview with Bibi Bourelly
Join us for an intimate interview with singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly, whose credits include Rihanna's “Bitch Better Have My Money” and Selena Gomez's “Camouflage” as she visits Berklee during her Boston tour stop in support of her new album Feel the Real: Part #1, out now on Def Jam Recordings. Raydar Ellis, assistant professor of songwriting, will moderate.
 
Bibi Bourelly will change the way you think about fearlessness. The 22-year-old introduced the world to her remarkable sound and undeniable spirit with her first two singles, “Ego” and “Riot,” which Fader called “brilliantly raw.” Bourelly was born in Berlin, to a guitar-player father and an art world powerhouse mother. Creativity, and most importantly music, were literally in her blood. Technical skill and knowledge is only one element of what it takes to be an artist, though, and Bourelly says that her sound would be nothing like it is today were it not for the death of her mother from cancer when Bourelly was just six years old. Her mother’s death, and the forced self-reliance she had to learn after it, is the foundation of her songwriting. 
 
 
 
 
 
Admission: 
Free

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