Clinics and Master Classes

Andy Forsberg: The First Three Years: How To Survive the Beginning

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

The First Three Years is a look at the foundational time of your career you will enter upon graduating from Berklee. This workshop, led by former Berklee student and current Los Angeles-based composer Andy Forsberg (’13), will take both an in-depth and broad look at how to survive and succeed during the years when everything seems so confusing and scary.

Forsberg will take a look at everything from doubts (“I don’t like my new job, is this for me, should I leave, why am I panicking?”), how to properly manage your finances, and every topic in between. Drawing from his own and colleagues' stories, and many others’ stories as well (both successes and failures), this workshop will aim to clear up any worries you have, set you on the right path, and move you toward navigating the shifting waters as you progress toward your successful music future.

Admission: 
Free

Brazilian Clinic with Zé Paulo Becker and Semente

Friday / October 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A clinic/performance of traditional Brazilian samba, choro, and baião by noted guitarist and educator Zé Paulo Becker with the renowned quintet Semente.

Admission: 
Free

Writing for the Harp

Tuesday / September 27, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Please join us for the annual writing for the harp clinic.
Great for film scoring, composition, arranging, and anyone who would like to write for the harp.

Admission: 
Free

Everything A Singer Needs to Know About SAG-AFTRA

Monday / September 26, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Union membership is one of the marks of a true professional.  Come learn what SAG-AFTRA does for it's members and how it can help to make your career soar. Find out how, when and why you should join.  There are many member benefits like health insurance and pensions for those who qualify, deals and discounts. Perhaps the most significant benefit of being a SAG-AFTRA member is that the union negotiates minimum wages and working conditions with employers so that you don’t have to.  Producers, composers, songwriters and engineers who will be hiring singers – please come learn some of the ins and outs of hiring SAG-AFTRA singers.

SAG-AFTRA is the largest entertainment union in the world. It covers the work done by singers, royalty artists, rappers, actors, dancers, stunt persons, broadcasters, and other performers (except instrumentalists) who work in sound recordings, commercials, film, TV, broadcast, music videos, and audio books as well as video games, web series, corporate, educational, and non-broadcast programs and more.

Admission: 
Free

Music Publishing in Nashville

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Chris Dubois, hit songwriter and co-owner (with Brad Paisley) of Sea Gayle Publishing, and Marc Driskill, who runs the company, will present a clinic on the music publishing business in Nashville, including how to break in as a writer or into the business.

Admission: 
Free

Sea Gayle Music Song Screening: Chris Dubois and Marc Driskill

Thursday / September 15, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Get your songs heard by a Nashville publisher! Sea Gayle Music Founder Chris Dubois and GM Marc Driskill will discuss current writing practices in Nashville and conduct a song screening and Q&A.

Admission: 
Free

Vocal Health and Wellness Seminar

Thursday / September 1, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Members of the Berklee Voice Department and the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Voice Center will conduct an interactive and informational seminar on vocal health and wellness for all entering voice principals during orientation week.

The purpose of this presentation is to raise awareness and to provide clear, accurate, and useful information on vocal health and wellness issues, and to share practical tips and strategies to help students better understand, manage, and actively care for their voices as “vocal athletes.” During the seminar, a series of beginning vocal exercises will be demonstrated, and handouts on vocal health and wellness will be distributed and discussed.

Topics covered will include: anatomy and function of the voice, warming up and cooling down, hydration, vocal hygiene, how abusive vocal behavior and certain lifestyle choices affect the voice, how to recognize  the signs and symptoms of vocal difficulty, singer’s “stresses”, managing “vocal load” (knowing your body and its limits), when to stop singing, common vocal health concerns, getting medical attention and what to expect in an examination, holistic treatments, and preventive measures.

The seminar will also serve to provide an overview of what to expect in Private Instruction Voice Lessons, help students navigate the Voice Department’s website, and outline core policies contained within the Voice Department Handbook.

For more info please visit:

www.berklee.edu/voice/vocal-health-and-wellness

Admission: 
Free

CWP Major Declaration workshop - Thursday September 1 2-4pm in 155/205

Monday / August 8, 2016 / 10:05 a.m.

Join interim Chair of CWP Andrea Pejrolo for a special workshop on: 

 

  • How to declare the CWP major
  • CWP Declaration requirements
  • Semester abroad options for CWP students
  • CWP Major Software Bundle

... and any other questions you might have!

 

Thursday September 1    2-4 pm  155 Mass Av. Room 205 

Composition Class with Kenny Werner

Monday / August 1, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
1108 Boylston St, Room 22
Boston
MA
02215

Join Kenny Werner for a lecture on Jazz Composition in 1108, room 22 from 2M - 4PM and discuss the practices that support the full creative potential of each musician as presented in his book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within.

Admission: 
Free

EMI Open Session with Kenny Werner

Tuesday / August 2, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
1140 Boylston St, Room 1Z
Boston
MA
02215

Join Kenny Werner for an open jam session in 1140-1Z from 11AM - 1PM and discuss performance practices that support the full creative potential of each musician as presented in his book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within.

Admission: 
Free

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