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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
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.