Clinics and Master Classes

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

Interview with Composer John Powell via Skype

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Interview with Composer John Powell via Skype
John Powell is an English-born, Los Angeles-based composer, best known for his scores for animated films including the Academy Award-nominated score for How to Train Your DragonRioShrek (cocomposed with Harry Gregson-Williams), and the Ice Age films. In addition to composing film music for animations, Powell has also scored live-action films, such as the Bourne films, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and The Italian Job. Powell continues to be a prolific composer in the modern film-scoring community and is a true master of orchestration and thematic composition.
Admission: 
Free

Sheila Jordan Q&A session feat. Professor, Lisa Thorson

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 2:00 p.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

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