Clinics and Master Classes

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

Logic Pro X Mixing Techniques

Friday / July 22, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Logic Pro X Mixing Techniques
Logic Pro X comes bundled with a collection of world-class mixing tools and features. Come learn how to get the most out of this professional audio program as we explore Logic's:
• Compressors modeled on vintage hardware
• EQ Plugin's hidden and underutilized features
• Realistic electric guitar and bass amp and effects modeling
• Signal routing and how to use parallel processing for Reverb, Delay, and Compression
• Automation modes
Admission: 
Free

Sync Jam

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Sync Jam!

Come get your hands on a variety of analog synths, samplers, iOS apps, MIDI controllers and effect processors as we showcase how to sync up multiple iPads, Macs, and MIDI-compatible instruments. Throughout, there will be the opportunity for you to jam and try out all of the synchronized gear.

Admission: 
Free

Starting a Career in Music

Wednesday / July 20, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Berklee: Major Key Alert
Do you want to know how to start your career as an artist? Berklee's Music Business Club offers all students, including those from the Five-Week Summer Program, the opportunity to learn the best steps to take while at Berklee to prepare yourself for success. The Music Business Club will moderate a discussion with Kyle Thornton and Olivia Swann, two of Berklee's rising talents, who will share their insights about starting a career in music and also give a brief performance.
 
Kyle Thornton
Kyle Thornton & The Company is a Boston-based “soul-hop” group that aims to bring you a fresh, new sound by sampling influences from several genres while still remaining grounded in the passionate and honest style that is the blues.
 
Olivia Swann
Olivia Swann is a London-based singer-songwriter with influences that include neo-soul, R&B, and pop.
Admission: 
Free

Genius Drum Parts by Will Kennedy and Marcus Baylor of the Yellowjackets

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Will Kennedy

Will Kennedy and Marcus Baylor of the Yellowjackets create original and innovative drum parts that will be demonstrated and discussed by Percussion Department professor Dave Weigert.

Admission: 
Free

Lead Sheet Prep for Songwriters

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Various songwriter lead sheets and part styles will be shown, described, and discussed. Open discussion of the various songwriter and musician requirements will be covered.  Handouts will be distributed.

Admission: 
Free

Don Lappin's Two-Hand Technique

Tuesday / August 2, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Don Lappin will present a clinic on his two-hand technique for rock guitar improvisation.

Admission: 
Free

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