Clinics and Master Classes

Richard Ludlow Job Application Demo Derby

Thursday / April 21, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

EPD and FILM alum Richard Ludlow '14, is the Audio Director at Hexany Audio, a game audio production studio based in Los Angeles that produces music and sound for games and game trailers.

The Job Application Demo Derby is an excellent opportunity for you to apply for a mock job position and have your resume, cover letter, and website critiqued. Richard found that they eliminate more than half of all applicants purely due to poor practices and habits applicants have when applying to jobs. This session will offer invaluable insight into the hiring process, how applicants are reviewed and considered, and things you can do to ensure that your demo reel is listened to and considered. For more information on how to participate, visit this hexanyaudio web page. You are welcome to attend even if you do not submit a mock application.

Michael Bierylo
Chair, Electronic Production and Design

Admission: 
Free

Question-and-answer session with Broadway Music Director and Berklee alum Stephen Oremus

Sunday / April 17, 2016 / 2:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Broadway music director, arranger, and Berklee alumnus Stephen Oremus will be holding a question and answer session for Berklee and Boston Conservatory musical theater students on Sunday April 17th from 2:30 - 4 in Berk Hall (1140 Boylston, 1A).  Stephen’s credits include arranger and orchestrator for AVENUE Q, musical director and arranger for WICKED, arranger and orchestrator for ALL SHOOK UP, and musical director for 9 to 5. He won best orchestration Tony Awards for THE BOOK OF MORMON (with Larry Hochman) and KINKY BOOTS.

Neil Donohoe and Eric Stern will moderate.

Admission: 
Free

Career Lab

Thursday / April 14, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Career Lab

The Berklee Student Entrepreneurship Association (SEA) will host a pilot edition of the Berklee Career Lab. The Career Lab is a career fair where local startups and companies will come to have career chats with Berklee students. Come to network and learn about cool opportunities available in the Boston area after graduation.

Please RSVP at http://berkleecareerlab.eventbrite.com.

Admission: 
Free; please RSVP (link above)

Josh Shpak Clinic: Practices of the Effective Musician

Saturday / April 9, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
Monterey Conference Center Pavilion
1 Portola Plz
Monterey
CA
United States
93940
Josh Shpak Band
David Green

“I love connecting with people,” says young trumpeter Josh Shpak.  “Whether they be teenagers or your grandma, if I can see that they’re feeling the music, I’m happy.”

This breaking of generational gaps has become somewhat of a habit for the 22-year-old Berklee College of Music student. With a wide stylistic palette of influences from classic jazz to electronica, Shpak has made himself a wanted commodity in the music world. This cross-generational quality has launched a career playing with jazz heavyweights such as George Garzone, Dave Liebman, and Jimmy Heath; soul legends Tower of Power; young crossover innovators like Casey Benjamin, Nir Felder, and John Daversa; and pop and opera superstar Josh Groban. A protégé of jazz icon Clark Terry, Shpak is dually driven by a great respect for the past and a drive to put his own mark on the future, saying, “Every great musician in history has been completely present in his or her own time period while using their knowledge of the tradition to drive their creative forces.”

Shpak is currently a member of Boston-based rock/funk/dance-pop band Ripe, acoustic world-jazz ensemble The Affinity Quartet, the Mario Castro Quintet, and numerous other projects. He also performs with his own group, the Josh Shpak Band, a cutting-edge modern jazz outfit that incorporates the sounds of rock, electronic, and film music with jazz. The band’s debut EP, ASTATIC, released in the late summer of 2015, features artwork by Leigh McCloskey, whose inspired inventiveness has graced the cover of Flying Lotus’s Cosmogramma and the Rolling Stones’ Bigger Bang Tour.

Watch the Josh Shpak Band perform their song, "Always Gone:"

Admission: 
Free

Horn Recording Techniques Workshop

Friday / April 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Horn Recording Techniques Workshop
Although the quality of today's virtual horn libraries is very high, recording horn players live can be a rewarding way to achieve natural-sounding horn parts. In this workshop, we will record solo instruments and small horn ensembles, looking at methods applicable to working in contemporary styles. Along the way we will look at some of the basic equipment needed to record in both project studios and at remote locations. We will also discuss microphones and miking techniques.
 
Topics include the following:
  • Pro Tools session setup and prep
  • Required equipment
  • Microphone selection and placement
  • Mono and stereo recording
Admission: 
Free

Hank Shocklee: How to Bring the Noise and Fight the Power

Monday / April 11, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Hank Shocklee: How to Bring the Noise & Fight the Power
This interactive Q&A conversation with Hank Shocklee on music production through 40 years—past, present, and futurewill be moderated by Prince Charles Alexander, a professor in the Music Production and Engineering Department. It will be streaming live.
 
Sonic architect Hank Shocklee is a Grammy-nominated producer, DJ, composer, and remixer who has worn many hats in the music business throughout the years. He is perhaps best known for founding the group Public Enemy and for the production outfit the Bomb Squad. Shocklee has been a force behind some of the most significant music and film projects of the last two decades, including artists such as Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, and Slick Rick and films such as Ridley Scott's American Gangster, Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, Ernest Dickerson's Juice, and countless others.
Admission: 
Free

Wendy & Lisa Recording Session

Friday / April 8, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
Shames Family Scoring Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A144
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Wendy & Lisa are a music duo consisting of Wendy Melvin and Lisa Coleman. They began working with Prince in the early 1980's and were part of his band The Revolution, before branching out on their own and releasing their debut album in 1987. In recent years they have turned their attention to writing music for film and television and have won an Emmy award.  

 
Open to all

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
 
 
 

 
 

 

Producing a Film Score with Composer David Murillo R.

Friday / April 8, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Producing a Film Score with Composer David Murillo R.
Award-winning Colombian composer and current Berklee student David Murillo R. will share his experiences working on an award-winning feature film project and outline the process he undertook to create and produce the film's music. Between Sea and Land, a Colombian-produced drama feature, was part of the official selection at the Sundance Film Festival this year, where it won multiple awards. Murillo's musical focus spans a wide variety of interests with a focus on composing for visual media, particularly film and interactive media. He's now completing his Bachelor of Music at Berklee, where he was awarded the Howard Shore Scholarship and the Latin American Full-Tuition Scholarship. He's studying film scoring, electronic production and design, and video game scoring, and his love for music that's integrated with pictures has allowed him to work with a diverse field of collaborators from around the world. His most outstanding projects include the award-winning productions Between Sea and Land (a Colombian feature film), Nefertiti’s Daughters (an Egyptian documentary), Prime Contact (a short film from the United Kingdom), and Beneath Paradise (a Puerto Rican documentary short). 
 
During this presentation, Murillo will discuss:
  • How to approach a director
  • What to look for in a script
  • Contractual background for a low-budget but high-quality production
  • Spotting a 96-minute film
  • Building and managing a team
  • Preparation and logistics for a 60-piece orchestral recording session
  • Editing and mixing the score remotely
  • His experience at film festivals

 

Admission: 
Free

Healthy Belting workshop with Kevin Wilson from The Boston Conservatory

Monday / April 11, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Kevin Wilson, Director of Vocal Pedagogy at The Boston Conservatory, will present an interactive clinic on Healthy Belting. Topics will include: “What is belting and how do I do it?”, understanding register, mixing, vocal health, and exercises to help keep your voice healthy and singing for a lifetime! This event is hosted by the Berklee Voice Department.

Admission: 
Free

Bob Ludwig, An event with the Master of Mastering

Wednesday / March 30, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
Shames Family Scoring Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A144
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Give Peaks a Chance

Multi-Grammy winner Bob Ludwig has mastered recordings for all major record labels, on projects by more than 1,300 artists including, Jimi Hendrix, Daft Punk, The Rolling Stones, Beck and everyone else! Bob will discuss level, loudness and other things mastering. 

OPEN TO ALL

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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