Clinics and Master Classes

Pro Tools: Fewer Clicks, More Shortcuts

Thursday / November 19, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
ProTools, Workflow, Protools Shortcuts, Esoteric Sound Studio
With today's computing power, we have more powerful and efficient tools for music production than ever before. Of these, Pro Tools is one of the most popular and ubiquitous software tools in the industry. Join us as alumnus Pablo San Martin, who studied music production and engineering and is currently an engineer at Esoteric Sound Studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, shares techniques to achieve premeditated results, helping you improve your production workflow with ease. Learn how to expand upon the functionality within Pro Tools, turning it to your creative advantage, and improve your impact as a musician, producer, or mix engineer.
 
Topics include the following:
  • Workflow, shortcuts, and organization
  • Basics of Pro Tools, zooming tools, and window configurations
  • The importance of editing and where to get started
  • Beat detective versus manual editing
  • Elastic audio and when to use it
  • Powerful shortcuts
Admission: 
Free

MedMusic Workshop: Arabic Oud with Fares Btoush

Monday / November 30, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Room 174, 150 Massachussets Ave.
Boston
MA
02115

Sponsored by the Mediterranean Music Institute, Fares Btoush will offer a workshop on the Arabic Oud in Egyptian and Levantine style. The workshop will attempt to cover a sample of recordings and examples that are considered a reference for modern Arabic Oud from the 20th century. Btoush will demonstrate traditional and modern approaches to the instrument through live performance of Arabic and Western music played in solo and group settings. A technical explanation of range, articulation, and abilities of the Oud will also be attempted in-order to clarify the character of the instrument for arrangers and composer.

Celebrate Sri Lanka: Drums and Dance

Friday / November 20, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Celebrate Sri Lanka is a workshop conducted by visiting artists Nalinda Peiris and Dilhan Pinnagoda on the Traditional Drumming and Dance techniques of the Island of Sri Lanka.



Set in the Indian Ocean in South Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and un-spoilt.



Intersecting the East from the West, located at the southernmost tip of India, Sri Lanka boasts of a music that is traditional & indigenous flourishing side by side with music fused over centuries arising varied influences. Ancient folk rituals, songs of the indigenous Veddah tribes, religious chants, drum rhythms unheard of in any other part of the globe dot the landscape of music that is traditional. Influences from across the shores from both South and North India for well over 2000 years as well as that from Bollywood in more recent times is evident in almost all parts of the country. Music passed on from traders from China to the Middle East who came in search of spices and gems, Music of European Colonists; Portuguese and their Kafir slaves that blessed the country with its most enigmatic dance music: the Baila with a unique 6/8 rhythm, the Dutch and the British who brought western, choral, classical & orchestrated music are all prevalent in both its purest as well as fused forms. Today, Sri Lanka is a melting pot of world music and a fertile ground for experimentation to create a sound & a beat synthesized and unheard of in the global entertainment scene.

Come experience first hand, for the first time at Berklee College of Music, the native musical culture and traditions of Sri Lanka on Friday the 20th of November 2015 at 5:00pm in the LOFT (921 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor)!

FREE ADMISSION
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This initiative is supported by the following Departments: -

Student Activities Center at Berklee College of Music.

The Student Government Associations of Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory: Bridge The Gap Initiative.

The office of Cultural Diversity and Inclusion at Berklee College of Music.

Celebrate the kick-off of the MusicXChange Ghana Project!

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

Join us for the kick-off event of the MusicXChange™ Ghana project and the launching event of the crowdfunding campaign on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 in The Loft (921 Boylston St, 3rd Floor).

This half-day event (afternoon) will feature a variety of activities including panels, music, master classes and performances, photo and video exhibitions, and an ethnic market. The main goal of the event is to promote the MusicXChange™ Ghana project to the Berklee and greater Boston community, stakeholders, and potential contributors.

Admission: 
Free

Fast and Out II: Achieving Speed on the Guitar and Getting that "Out" Sound

Monday / November 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Berklee Recital Hall

This clinic will focus on developing speed on the guitar through specific legato and picking-friendly scalar approaches for the left hand, and several right-hand picking techniques including alternate, sweep, economy, hybrid, and finger picking. Next, the clinic will examine the minimum velocity required for "out" playing ( at 110 beats per minute for 16th notes) and the application of several atonal and polytonal techniques including the use of diminished, whole-tone, augmented, and double-augmented scales; the cycle of fifths and fourths; and the mother chord.

Admission: 
Free

Interview with Michael Salvatori

Thursday / November 12, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Michael Salvatori Halo Bungie

Michael Salvatori has been writing and producing music for many years. His relationship with Bungie began in 1997 with Myth: The Fallen Lords and continues to this day with Destiny: The Fallen King. Along the way have been many award-winning collaborations including those with Marty O'Donnell, Oni, and five Halo games, among others. In 2012, Salvatori collaborated with O'Donnell and Paul McCartney on Music of the Spheres, a 48-minute, eight-movement suite that remains unreleased. Don't miss this interview with Salvatori about his work.

Admission: 
Free

Aesthetic Expression in Game Audio Design

Monday / November 9, 2015 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Game Audio Design Emergent Technologies

Chanel Summers is an audio designer for emergent technology, an educator, and an interactive audio technologist. This presentation by Summers will take an in-depth look at how we can drive deeper emotional resonance into our creations and push into new musical and sonic territories by focusing on the principles of audio aesthetics and artistic techniques from other media. How might we apply those devices to game audio design? How might we focus on sound as a strong storytelling agent? Most importantly, how do we start thinking outside of the box and exploring unorthodox paths in order to create truly remarkable works of art?

Admission: 
Free

Master Class with Jeanine Tesori

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Tony Award–winning Broadway composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun HomeVioletShrek, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, among others) will hold a master class for student theater writers and performers.

Admission: 
Free

Sound Creation and Performance Master Class

Thursday / November 19, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room

Experience the live performance and sound creation tools of tomorrow today! Using the latest technology for keys, synthesizers, and drums, Berklee alumnus Scott Tibbs and Sean Skeete, the assistant chair of the Ensemble Department, will show how the lines blur between composition and performance. Tibbs and Skeete will present a hands-on master class from noon to 2:00 p.m., followed by a student jam session and Dwele Ensemble performance from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Get your hands on the hottest creation tools for studio and stage. Plus, a lucky student will win a new Roland synthesizer! 

12:00 p.m. to  2:00 p.m.: Hands-on exhibit and master class for students

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Dwele Ensemble performance and student jam session

This event is open to the public. 

Admission: 
Free

Victor Wooten: Rhythm Section

Monday / November 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Berklee Recital Hall

Resident scholar Victor Wooten will discuss and demonstrate various jam techniques that often go unnoticed but contribute to the success of the soloist. The rhythm section has much responsibility in selling the soloist, song, and the entire band. Bring your ears and your instrument, and be prepared to jam.

Admission: 
Free

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