Clinics and Master Classes

Effortless Mastery Forum with Doug Johnson

Tuesday / November 10, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Ave, Room B16
Boston
MA
02215

In this week's forum Doug Johnson will discuss Body Mapping.

Effortless Mastery Forum with Kenny Werner

Tuesday / November 3, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Ave, Room B16
Boston
MA
02215

In this week's forum Kenny Werner will discuss performance practices that support the full creative potential of each musician as presented in his book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within.

Effortless Mastery Forum with Bob Lada

Tuesday / October 27, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Ave, Room B16
Boston
MA
02215

In this week's forum Bob Lada will discuss Alexander Technique and awareness of the mind and body. 

Effortless Mastery Forum with Bob Lada

Tuesday / October 27, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
150 Massachusetts Ave, Room B16
Boston
MA
02215

In this week's forum Bob Lada will discuss Alexander Technique and awareness of the mind and body. 

Master Class with Contemporânea Percussion

Monday / November 9, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall

Contemporânea Percussion is the world's most traditional manufacturer of Brazilian instruments. Roberto Guariglia, its president and director, will visit Berklee to discuss the various aspects of his company. Founded by Miguel Fasanely in 1954, Contemporânea specializes in Brazilian percussion instruments and has been at the forefront of the industry. They have shared their creativity and the music of the Brazilian culture worldwide for over 60 years. Besides samba and batucada, the production lines also follow the drumming instrumentation for baiao, maracatu, samba reggae, axe, and capoeira, and all heads and accessories for all of these styles.

Dana Monteiro will follow Guariglia, conducting a master class about samba and batucada as an educational and integrating tool. Monteiro is a proud New York City public school teacher with 13 years of experience, 12 spent at the Frederick Douglass Academy. He has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from New York University, a Master of Arts in Music Education from Teachers College at Columbia University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in music education at Boston University. Originally a classical trumpet player, his interest in Brazilian music began on a trip to Rio de Janeiro, where he was brought by local musicians to the Vila Isabel Samba School and heard his first bateria. Since that first visit, Monteiro has made 20 study-related trips to Brazil in addition to visits to samba schools and community music ensembles in London, Tokyo, Chicago, Argentina, and the Cape Verde Islands, among other places, to study local musical practices and the various methods by which music is taught. Monteiro has been on panels and/or presented at the Seventh International Symposium of the Sociology of Music Education, the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and the Teaching World Musics Symposium. In 2015, he was named Outstanding Educator of the Year by Education Update

Admission: 
Free

Authentic Networking

Tuesday / November 17, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

 

The Counseling & Advising Center's Health & Wellness area and the Career Development Center are pleased to invite you to join your peers and a group of experts in this Authentic Networking workshop to learn how to confidently interact with your peers and industry professionals while being yourself. 
 
You will learn how to move through the networking process with greater ease and less anxiety, and be more effective in your contacts.
 

Pizza will be served. Please RSVP as directed.


 

BMI Day at Berklee: Christopher Lennertz

Monday / November 2, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
The Boston Conservatory
31 Hemenway Street, Theater T401
Boston
MA
United States
02215
BMI Day- Film Composer Chris Lennertz
Christopher Lennertz

BMI and the Film Scoring Department welcome award-winning film composer Christopher Lennertz for his keynote presentation as part of BMI Day at Berklee. His presentation will include a mock spotting session that will take the audience through his scoring process from concept to delivery.

Lennertz is a composer and producer for film, television, records, and video games. He first made a splash with his breakout score for Alvin and the Chipmunks, which has grossed over $360 million worldwide. Since then he’s proven his talent with films like Horrible Bosses 1 and 2, Identity Thief, Thanks for SharingRide Along 1 and 2, and The Wedding Ringer. On the television side, Lennertz has written the music for NBC's Revolution (JJ Abrams, Jon Favreau), and his long-time run on the series Supernatural led to an Emmy nomination for outstanding underscore. He is currently working with Oscar- and Tony-winner Alan Menken on ABC’s musical comedy Galavant as well as the Marvel series Agent Carter. He is also celebrated for his video game scores, with hits like Steven Spielberg’s Medal of Honor series, which won best original score from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, and projects including James Bond 007: From Russia With LoveQuantum of Solace, the hugely popular Gun, EA's Mass Effect 3, and the 25th anniversary edition of the iconic Madden series.

Watch Lennertz and students work on a cue from ABC's Agent Carter on Berklee's BMI Day:

Lennertz has collaborated with members of Pearl Jam, the Beastie Boys, the Dave Matthews Band, Jurassic 5, and Jane's Addiction. His groundbreaking collaboration with Ozomatli on Street Signs garnered a Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock Album. He continually draws excitement as one of the freshest, most versatile young composers in Hollywood.

Admission: 
Free and open to the public

Victor Prieto Master Class with MIXCLA

Wednesday / November 4, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room

Grammy nominee Victor Prieto is a jazz accordionist who changes the way musicians and spectators view the instrument. His love of traditional Galician music and classical education enriches his compositions with explosive rhythms and colors, uniquely combining Galician roots, Celtic and Brazilian music, jazz, tango, and classical music. He is hailed by the New York Times as "a fiendishly skilled accordionist and composer," and by All About Jazz as "one of the best world music and jazz accordionists nowadays."

Additionally, Prieto has received awards such as the Creative Performer award from the Spanish Association of Artists and Performers and the first prize at CMZK's Concourse of Composition. He teaches master classes at his alma mater, Berklee College of Music, and has headed jazz accordion studies at the Brooklyn Conservatory in New York.

For this master class, Prieto will be working with student band MIXCLA, led by Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, and discussing his musical career.

Admission: 
Free

2015 Music Education Symposium

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 9:00 a.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Berklee’s Music Education Department presents the 2015 Music Education Symposium, Implementing the National Standards: Assessment and Impact on Teacher Evaluation.

The symposium will explore pathways to improve student learning and to take a closer look at how to implement the new National Arts Standards in the music classroom. Panelists include Colleen Thompson, choral director at Simsbury High School in Simsbury, Connecticut; Richard Wells, cochair of the music writing team for the National Coalition for Common Arts Standards and a 40-year music educator; and Sandra Doneski, dean of faculty at Gordon College, where she is also associate professor of music and director of graduate and undergraduate music education.

Admission: 
Free

Rachel Solomon: Working as a Touring Keyboardist in Nashville

Tuesday / October 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Rachel Solomon '05, a pianist, singer, arranger, and songwriter, will present a discussion/performance on working as a touring keyboardist based in Nashville. In the 10 years since  she left Berklee, she’s been carving a unique music career as a recording session singer, pianist, and touring sideman (with acts such as Love and Theft, Laura Bell Bundy, Krystal Keith (daughter of county superstar Toby Keith), and fellow Berklee alumna Jenn Bostic). More recently, she's been touring on her own as a singer-songwriter. Solomon will be sharing her experiences in two different programs, one on living and working as a musician in Nashville, and a second on songwriting and her latest endeavors as an indie touring artist. She is currently on a solo tour promoting her debut album, Love Ourselves.

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