Clinics and Master Classes

Christian McBride Clinic

Thursday / February 4, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Christian McBride is a Grammy winner, bandleading double bassist, and electric bass virtuoso. Join him as he shares his history, wisdom, and musicality in this clinic.  Joined by Steve Bailey, chair of the Bass Department, the two will discuss many things integral to success regardless of instrument, style, or perspective.  This is a must-see event and a rare treat. You will be amazed at McBride's wide spectrum of musical interests and passions, informing his long and prolific career.

Admission: 
Free

Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar Symposium: Faculty and Visiting Artist Clinic and Roundtable

Thursday / April 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This guitar symposium presents two days of performance, clinics, panels, master classes, and private lessons exploring classical and fingerstyle traditions in modern practice. In this clinic, visiting artists Berta Rojas and Andrew York will share the stage with Berklee Guitar Department faculty and student ensembles to present their approaches to these styles in performance. The clinic will include performances by faculty Kim Perlak, Abby Aronson, David Tronzo, Guy Van Duser, Bobby Stanton, David Newsam, and Lyle Brewer along with performances by the Joni Mitchell Ensemble, the Chet Atkins Ensemble, and the Contemporary Classical Ensemble.

Berta Rojas has been honored as a Fellow of the Americas by the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. A three-time Latin Grammy nominee, Rojas is recognized as a classical guitarist of the highest level for her solo playing and her collaborations with artists such as Paquito D'Rivera. 

Andrew York is a celebrated classical guitarist-composer. He is a Grammy-winning artist with the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and the Atlanta Symphony. His music crosses stylistic boundaries, expressing his background in jazz, which includes studies with Lenny Breau. His works have been recorded by John Williams, Sharon Isbin, and Jason Vieux.

Admission: 
Free

Classical and Fingerstyle Guitar Symposium: Latin Music Workshop

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This guitar symposium presents two days of performance, clinics, panels, master classes, and private lessons exploring classical and fingerstyle traditions in modern practice. In this workshop, visiting artist Berta Rojas will work with Guitar Department faculty Freddie Bryant's Brazilian fingerstyle guitar lab in a clinic format. Auditors are welcome.

Rojas has been honored as a Fellow of the Americas by the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts. A three-time Latin Grammy nominee, Rojas is recognized as a classical guitarist of the highest level for her solo playing and her collaborations with artists such as Paquito D'Rivera. 

Admission: 
Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / May 3, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) workshop features its artistic director, pianist and composer Danilo Pérez.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / April 5, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) workshop features its artistic director, pianist and composer Danilo Pérez.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / March 8, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) workshop features its artistic director, pianist and composer Danilo Pérez.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / February 16, 2016 / 4:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) workshop features its artistic director, pianist and composer Danilo Pérez.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Forum Featuring Joe Lovano and Adam Cruz

Wednesday / April 27, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Joe Lovano, Adam Cruz, and the Orange Ensemble. 

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Forum Featuring Ben Street and Adam Cruz

Wednesday / April 20, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Ben Street, Adam Cruz, and the Blue Ensemble.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Forum Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington and Dave Liebman

Wednesday / April 13, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Terri Lyne Carrington and Dave Liebman.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

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