Clinics and Master Classes

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / October 14, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Liberal Arts Department invites you to attend A Taste of Carnatic Music with Veena and Vocals Master Class/Clinic, presented by renowned artists from India Jayashree Aravind on veena, accompanied by Anugrah Lakshmanan on vocals, and KMS Mani on mridangam.
 
Jayashree Aravind is a rich and accomplished veena player. With her passion and technique she makes melody speak. She has a dynamic approach to performance, creating a beautiful, magical spell. She has performed and collaborated with many musicians, and composed music for dance/drama. She is a passionate teacher and has toured and performed in venues in Europe, the United States, and India.
 
Anugrah Lakshmanan, a talented young artist of Carnatic music, has performed at prestigious venues and has many accolades to his credit. He is also a Bharatanatyam dancer (South Indian classical dance) and trained in Kalaripayattu (martial art from South India), mridangam, and yoga.
 
KMS Mani is an accomplished and highly sought after and internationally acclaimed mridangam player. He has performed at prestigious venues and has accompanied several famous artists, such as Balamurali Krishna, T.N. Krishna, and Trichur Ramachandran, to name a few.
 
This event is sponsored by LearnQuest Academy and the Liberal Arts Department.

 

Admission: 
Free

Sheila Jordan Vocal Masterclass

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 10:00 a.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

Interview with Bibi Bourelly

Tuesday / September 6, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Interview with Bibi Bourelly
Join us for an intimate interview with singer-songwriter Bibi Bourelly, whose credits include Rihanna's “Bitch Better Have My Money” and Selena Gomez's “Camouflage” as she visits Berklee during her Boston tour stop in support of her new album Feel the Real: Part #1, out now on Def Jam Recordings. Raydar Ellis, assistant professor of songwriting, will moderate.
 
Bibi Bourelly will change the way you think about fearlessness. The 22-year-old introduced the world to her remarkable sound and undeniable spirit with her first two singles, “Ego” and “Riot,” which Fader called “brilliantly raw.” Bourelly was born in Berlin, to a guitar-player father and an art world powerhouse mother. Creativity, and most importantly music, were literally in her blood. Technical skill and knowledge is only one element of what it takes to be an artist, though, and Bourelly says that her sound would be nothing like it is today were it not for the death of her mother from cancer when Bourelly was just six years old. Her mother’s death, and the forced self-reliance she had to learn after it, is the foundation of her songwriting. 
 
 
 
 
 
Admission: 
Free

Compression Techniques

Friday / September 9, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Compression Techniques
Compression is an essential tool for just about any mix in every style of music. From subtle smoothing to aggressive smashing, compressors can help make your mixes louder and more modern-sounding. In this workshop, you'll learn how compressors work and techniques for dialing them in to suit your tracks. Topics will include:
 
• Compressors vs. limiters
• Using the attack and release times to control the groove
• Ratio, threshold, and other compression parameters
• Parallel compression and sidechain compression techniques
Admission: 
Free

Produce Your Demo

Thursday / September 8, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Produce Your Demo

Do you want to produce a recorded demo of your music, but are a bit unsure of where to start? Or perhaps you've done some recording, but are looking to pick up some new tips and techniques. We will explore, step-by-step, the process of producing a professional-sounding demo track using a hybrid of live and virtual instrumentation. Pro Tools will be our environment. During the preproduction stage, we will look at how to set up a session, import scratch ideas, and record virtual instruments. Along the way, we will mix our parts and use creative effects to build the track. We will track live instruments over this song foundation during the tracking phase of our presentation.

Admission: 
Free

Seven Steps to Prepare Your Music to Make Money

Thursday / October 13, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
7 Steps to Prepare Your Music to Make Money
Presented by Tony Carbone, assistant professor of Music Production & Engineering and sponsored by the Music Business Club
 
In preparing to turn your music into money, there needs to be a well-defined process for submitting music for licensing, advertising, film, and record release. There also needs to be a well-defined structure to collect revenues from these revenue streams. We will discuss the "whys" as well as the "how tos" of the process and structure, in order to meet the demands of an industry that doesn't always have a direct path, but does have a variety of ways to monetization.
 
Tony Carbone has been a faculty member at Berklee since 1987. He has written and produced records for a variety of indie and major labels. His songs have been licensed on various album compilations, films, radio drops, TV, and corporate themes. He is the owner of Ridgecrest Music, BMI and is currently an artist on Quark Records.
 
For more info on Tony please visit tonycarbonemusic.weebly.com
Admission: 
Free

Building Your Web Portfolio

Monday / November 7, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Building Your Web Portfolio
Presented by Elise MacDonald of the Career Center and Blair Pershyn of the Learning Center
 
An artist’s website is an essential tool for promotion, serving as both portfolio and business card. We will look at some of the many choices available for you to build a site and craft your online presence. Whether you are a composer, songwriter, engineer, or performer, there are several technologies you can leverage to your advantage online. We’ll look at template-based site platforms such as Wix, as well as audio/video sharing tools such as SoundCloud and YouTube. Along the way, we’ll also discuss social media and getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile.
Admission: 
Free

Forum Featuring Jazz 100

Wednesday / September 28, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The group Jazz 100 will join John Patitucci and Joe Lovano at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute forum. They will also hold an open rehearsal on September 29 from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Zero Gravity Room.

The band will include Danilo Perez, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Lizz Wright, Ben Street, Adam Cruz, and Roman Diaz. Please visit their band website for more information. 

* Limited tickets available, please contact kmatlou@berklee.edu for ticket information.

Admission: 
Free

Pablo Ziegler's New Tango

Tuesday / November 8, 2016 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pablo Ziegler joined Astor Piazzolla's Quintet in 1978 and performed with him for 11 years. Ziegler carried the legacy of Piazzolla by pushing the horizon of the new tango, a rich combination of classical music, jazz, and traditional tango. 

Ziegler will demonstrate, coach, and perform through this master class with his longtime partners Claudio Ragazzi and Hector Del Curto, creating a program to take students on a journey of music from Buenos Aires.

Admission: 
Free

Daniel Rotem Clinic

Tuesday / September 20, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee alumnus and Thelonious Monk Institute graduate Daniel Rotem will present a clinic concentrating on his concepts of improvisation in jazz. 

Admission: 
Free

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