Clinics and Master Classes

Donald Harrison

Monday / August 10, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Legendary saxophonist and Mardi Gras Chief from New Orleans, Donald Harrison will perform with a Five-Week student band and discuss his career and ideas about music.

Admission: 
Free

Livingston Taylor

Monday / August 3, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Livingston Taylor will perform and present ideas about building a life and career in music.

Admission: 
Free

Dave Ellefson

Monday / July 27, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bassist and founding member of the band Megadeth, Dave Ellefson will perform with a Five-Week faculty band and discuss his career.

Admission: 
Free

Produce a Song in a Day

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Produce a Song in a Day

Interested in music production? In this event, Learning Center staff will produce a song using GarageBand, touching on virtual instruments, audio recording, and effects. We will also check out the mixing features in Logic, the popular production app. Learn everything you need to know to start and finish your own track.

Admission: 
Free

Duo Clinic with Tuck & Patti

Wednesday / August 19, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tuck & Patti

Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart of Tuck & Patti present a clinic on performing as a guitar and vocal duo.

Admission: 
Free

Solo Jazz Guitar Clinic with Tuck Andress

Tuesday / August 18, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tuck & Patti

Tuck Andress of the duo Tuck & Patti presents a clinic on solo guitar playing and arranging.

Admission: 
Free

Clinic with Andre Boyd

Monday / April 11, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Cirque du Soleil drummer Andre Boyd is an exceptional musician whose voice of choice is drum set. As a diverse musician, he has mastered a variety of musical styles including straight ahead, funk, fusion, Afro-Cuban, and drum and bass, among many others. In addition to drum set, Boyd's musical abilities expand to include writing, producing, and arranging.

Admission: 
Free

David Rosenthal

Wednesday / July 15, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Musical director and Berklee alumnus David Rosenthal has been with Billy Joel 22 years. As well as performing many other high-profile gigs with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Robert Palmer, Enrique Iglesias, and Steve Vai, to name a few, he also oversaw the musical direction for the most highly rated PBS concert special of 2014, Ethan Bortnick: The Power of Music. On the technology side, Rosenthal is the designer of his own innovative keyboard rigs and has designed and programmed state-of-the-art keyboard setups for Bruce Springsteen's keyboardists as well as for Billy Joel’s piano rig.

In this clinic, Rosenthal will share some of his insights about the complexities of musical direction, touring, and technology through a detailed discussion of his recent projects.

Admission: 
Free

Preparing for Your College Audition with Berke McKelvey

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Berke McKelvey, an associate professor in the Ear Training Department, has auditioned hundreds of students and wants to share what works, what doesn't, first impressions, and what an auditioner is looking for in a prospective student. He will share some tips, relate a couple of stories, and have plenty of time for questions. These strategies are not limited to college auditions but are also applicable any time your playing is being critically evaluated.

This clinic is a part of the Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Sessions: Funk Clinic with Jim Peterson

Thursday / August 20, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jim Peterson

Guitarist Jim Peterson, an associate professor in the Guitar Department, is a versatile and creative musician. He has the ability to play multiple styles masterfully, and the list of artists who have called on his expertise includes Najee, Tavares, and Bob Moses, among others. Finally, after years of demonstrating his command of guitar, he has recently released a work of his own, a recording that is greatly enriched by the extraordinary vocal presence of Jean Peterson. 

Admission: 
Free

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