Clinics and Master Classes

On the Road with Meghan Trainor and the Untouchable Tour Band

Friday / September 23, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
On the Road with Meghan Trainor and the Untouchable Tour Band

Join us for a conversation with three members of Meghan Trainor's the Untouchable Tour band. Visiting during their Boston tour stop will be musical director and guitarist Drew Taubenfeld '06, keyboardist O’Neil Palmer ’14, as well as saxophonist and vocalist James Casey ‘06, whose additional credits also include work with J Cole, Chromeo, Ms Lauryn Hill, Trey Anastasio, Phish, and many others. 

Admission: 
Free

Pamelia Stickney, Theremin Virtuoso

Friday / September 23, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Pamelia Stickney, Theremin Virtuoso
Pamelia Stickney
Pamelia Stickney (formerly known as Pamelia Kurstin) is an American theremin player. She has performed and recorded with many artists, including David Byrne, Yoko Ono, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Seb Rochford, Otto Lechner and Simone Dinnerstein, and was instrumental to the final design of Robert Moog's Etherwave Pro Theremin, for which she was one of the primary test musicians. Stickney has made various film, television and radio appearances, most notably on Saturday Night Live, and in the 2004 documentary Moog.
 
Pamelia has also presented talks at events such as TED. Her background as a jazz musician on the upright bass has led her to develop a "walking bass" theremin technique. Her first solo album, Thinking Out Loud, was released in 2007 on John Zorn's Tzadik label. In 2011 the London-based label Slowfoot released Ouch Evil Slow Hop, a collaboration between Pamelia and Seb Rochford.
 
In 2013, Pamelia formed Blueblut with Mark Holub and Chris Janka. The Vienna-based trio released their first album, Hurts So Gut, on Bandcamp in 2014.
Admission: 
Free

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - the Touring Years

Wednesday / September 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
The Beatles’ extraordinary musicianship and charisma also made them one of the greatest live bands of all time. In The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – the Touring Years, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard explores the history of the Beatles through the lens of the group’s concert performances. The film will be preceded by an introduction by Lauren Passarelli, professor of Guitar, and Candy Leonard, author of Beatleness: How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World.
 
Admission: 
Free, RSVP Required

Panel Discussion on Recording Studio Internships

Tuesday / September 20, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Panel Discussion on Recording Studio Internships
This panel is presented by Daniel Cantor, assistant professor of Songwriting and owner/producer of Notable Productions, and Sean McLaughlin, associate professor of Music Production & Engineering and owner of 37' Productions, along with the Boston area Pro Tools User Group.
 
Daniel Cantor's Notable Productions is one of the East Coast's finest recording studios and is also the creative play space of music producer and composer Dan Cantor. It is housed in an impressively equipped neve-based studio in the Greater Boston area. Clients range from internationally known artists to Fortune 500 companies. Their collection of instruments and gear ranges from the ultra-modern to the exquisitely vintage. 
 
After working in Los Angeles for the early part of the decade with some notable producers (Andy Johns, Jimbo Barton, Carmen Rizzo) and artists (Rush, Elliott Smith, Marilyn Manson, Death Row Records), Sean McLauglin started 37’ Productions as a means for musicians to achieve high-quality, label-ready recordings routinely unavailable to unsigned artists.
 
Admission: 
Free

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Shelly Peiken

Monday / September 19, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken will speak with students about her career, her writing process, and her new book Confessions of a Serial Songwriter. Ms. Peiken is best known for her #1 hits "What a Girl Wants" and "Come On Over Baby". She earned a Grammy nomination for the song "Bitch" recorded by Meredith Brooks, and has had hundreds of songs placed on albums, and in TV and film.  
 

Guitar Clinic: Robert Godin, President of Godin Guitars

Wednesday / October 12, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Robert Godin, president of Godin Guitars, will give a clinic and demonstration of his newest models. Robert is a longtime friend and supporter of the Guitar Department, and annual clinician in our summer Guitar Sessions.
 

Admission: 
Free

Faculty, Staff, and Partner Development Session: Strings Instruction

Wednesday / October 12, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Join David Wallace, chair of the String Department, as he presents a training session, highlighting the key elements of the study of stringed instruments and the technical proficiency requirements at Berklee. This session is open to all Berklee faculty and staff as well as those at Berklee articulation partner schools. The session will be live streamed on Ustream and will be available for future viewing. Please RSVP here and email partnerships@berklee.edu with questions. Lunch will be served to those who attend in person.

Admission: 
Free

Do It Yourself Guitar and Bass Repair With David Cohen

Tuesday / September 20, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join Berklee alumnus and Equilibrium Guitars owner/luthier Dave Cohen as he walks through the anatomy of the electric bass and guitar, discussing how to troubleshoot the most common set-up and general repair issues, with the goal of building players’ knowledge, confidence, and self-reliance.

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED: Guitar Clinic: Nili Brosh

Tuesday / November 1, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
CANCELED: This event has been canceled.

Rock guitarist Nili Brosh '09, will give a contemporary rock guitar clinic. Brosh is an international touring artist. In additionan to performing with her own band, she has made guest appearances with Andy Timmons, Stu Hamm, Guthrie Govan, the Aristocrats, and has opened for Yngwie Malmsteen on his 2013 Spellbound U.S. tour. She recently released her second album, A Matter of Perception, featuring a heavyweight rhythm section including Virgil Donati, Bryan Beller, Marco Minnemann, Stu Hamm,  and Aquiles Priester. 

Admission: 
Free

Drum Recording Techniques

Thursday / September 15, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Drum Recording Techniques

Recording drums is fun but often challenging. In this workshop, we'll help you learn how to choose the right mic, determine proper mic placement, and record with anywhere from one to four mics. We'll also discuss audio interfaces, drum setup, phase considerations, and basic mixing techniques.

Admission: 
Free

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