Clinics and Master Classes

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

CareerJAM!

Saturday / April 2, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Genko Uchida Building, 921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Take charge of your music career today! Open to Berklee and Boston Conservatory students and alumni, this event is a half-day of professional development and networking with music industry professionals. Participate in music industry panels, meet employers, and learn more about the resources available to you. Please register for the sessions you are most interested in.

RSVP and view full event details here.

Admission: 
Free (please use RSVP link above)

Will Wells: Working with Imagine Dragons on the Road

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Songwriter, arranger, and composer Will Wells '11 studied film scoring and music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. He moved to Los Angeles after graduation and worked as senior engineer at Woodshed Recording in Malibu, California before touring the country with electropop duo LMFAO and, later, Nikki Yanofsky. He has worked with musicians such as Quincy Jones, Barbra Streisand, Wyclef Jean, DJ Premier, and Ariana Grande, among many others. Recent projects include working on the Broadway smash hit Hamilton; cowriting the lead single, "Can't Stop Love," for the Pentatonix's chart-topping debut album; and going on the Smoke + Mirrors world tour with Imagine Dragons as keyboardist, guitarist, and background vocalist.

In this clinic, Wells will focus on his time working with Imagine Dragons on the road.

Admission: 
Free

Tools and Techniques of the Modern DJ

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Tools & Techniques of the Modern DJ

Is it true that with today's technology anyone can be a DJ? With the rise of celebrity DJs, it seems that anyone willing to buy the gear can DJ. While technology simplifies much of the DJ's job, with more options today than ever, are things actually becoming more complicated? Join us for a discussion about modern DJ tools and techniques, including controllers, DJ software, file formats, and various DJ approaches for different venues and events.

Admission: 
Free

Dylan Elise Clinic

Tuesday / July 19, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1990, Dylan Elise started drumming at age 6. At age 9 he was the resident drummer for Artsplash at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington and in an adult band accompanying massed Wellington school choirs.

By age 11 he began performing publicly, playing solo, and with bands, and appearing on TV.

He has performed drum clinics since 2003, and opened for internationally renowned New York drummer Tommy Igoe in Wellington, Napier, and Auckland in 2006.

Elise featured as a solo artist at the National Tauranga Jazz Festival in the Baycourt Theatre in 2007, 2008, and 2009. A video of his 2007 performance has had over 7 million hits on YouTube.

 

Admission: 
Free

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