Clinics and Master Classes

Bruce Molsky giving free lessons on September 12-13

Monday / September 12, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Bruce Molsky will be on campus (Monday-Tuesday September 12-13th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius.

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.

For more information about Bruce visit http://www.brucemolsky.com

Bruce Molsky giving free lessons on September 6-7

Tuesday / September 6, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Bruce Molsky will be on campus (Tuesday-Wednesday September 6-7th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius.

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.

For more information about Bruce visit http://www.brucemolsky.com

Weeklong Intensive: Music as Catalyst for Change

Monday / October 31, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Various Berklee venues
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Carla Dirlikov
Tony Woodcock
Join Carla Dirlikov and Tony Woodcock, artistic directors, as they explore the different ways music can be a catalyst for change, through social and cultural entrepreneurship, and coach students to design their own social and cultural entrepreneurship projects. Panels, workshops, and coaching sessions will inspire students, and support them in launching their own positive-impact ventures. More details, including how to receive a certificate and compete in the Shark Tank-style competition, are avalable here

 

Admission: 
Free

Keisel Jimenez: Timba - The Evolution of Cuban Roots

Wednesday / October 26, 2016 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This clinic will cover the function of the different percussion instruments in the Cuban timba. Timba is a very complex musical style that developed in Cuba in the 1970s. It merges different genres, such as salsa, traditional Afro-Cuban folkloric heritage, and American influences of funk/R&B. Keisel  Jimenez will show where this movement comes from and its foundations and peculiarities.

Admission: 
Free

Kenny Werner Master Class

Wednesday / November 16, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kenny Werner of the Effortless Mastery Institute will host a master class for piano.

Admission: 
Free

Derico Sciotti Clinic/Concert

Monday / October 24, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

With his flute melodies, Derico Sciotti will illustrate some history of Brazilian music. 

The show is based on the appearance and trajectory of the music styles in Brazil from the end of the 1800s to today. Enjoy the history of the samba of Paulinho da Viola, Adoniran Barbosa, and Nelson Cavaquinho to the ripening of MPB with Chico Buarque, Edu Lobo, Ivan Lins, and Milton Nascimento, all the way to the more contemporary samba and MPB in the pieces of João Bosco and Rita Lee. 

Admission: 
Free

Kenny Werner Master Class

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

 Kenny Werner of the Effortless Mastery Institute will be hosting a Master Class to discuss composition methods. Kenny will demonstrate techniques that are much simpler than traditional theory, but result in very prolific and exciting composition.

Admission: 
Free

Australian Harpist Alice Giles Master Class

Monday / October 17, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Australian harpist and international prize winner Alice Giles will lead a master class and discuss her life, her career, and her trip with her harp to Antarctica. Berklee harpists will perform for her and receive feedback.  

Admission: 
Free

Once Upon a Story: The Key to Getting your Career in Gear

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
Barbara Jordan

What can Hillary and The Donald learn from Bill Clinton, master storyteller?  How can YOU shape and convey your story to attract the results you want in your career?

Your marketing, performing, and songwriting results depend on much more than your talent or your ability to work hard.  In this workshop, you will practice conveying your personal narrative in the form your intended audience can respond to. You’ll learn tried and true techniques for shaping an engaging presentation.

You already have a story, so just bring your passion and your dreams and we’ll go from there.

Barbara Jordan is the founder of Heavy Hitters Music, a publishing company which provides independent songwriting talent to the film, television, and advertising industries. Barbara’s songs have graced the soundtracks of hundreds of television shows and feature films, including such productions as The Sopranos, C.S.I., The Good Wife, and Analyze This.

Barbara has also worked as an independent music supervisor on feature films, is the author of a popular songwriting book “Songwriters Playground, Innovative Exercises in Creative Songwriting,” and has taught Advanced Songwriting and Lyric Writing at Berklee.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ravi: Get Sponsored

Wednesday / October 26, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Your talent will produce few results unless it is coupled with financial support. In this session, Ravi will discuss how to position your brand, attract sponsors, and elevate the artist/entrepreneur in you to create a sustainable career that has a positive impact on the world.

Ravi Hutheesing is a cultural diplomat for the U.S. State Department, a musician who has performed at the White House and on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live, and an education advocate for underprivileged children across the globe.

Admission: 
Free

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