Melissa Ferrick will conduct a meeting of the Winner's of the Performing Songwriting Division of Berklee's Five Week Program. We will meet to secure information on your mentoring sessions, rehearsals, and performances. Melissa will also perform a short set and conduct a Q&A. All Winner's are required to come. All Five Week students are invited to the second half, starting at about 8pm, for the performance and Q&A.
Berklee and Five-Week Summer Performance Program alumnus Joshue Ashby returns for a concert/clinic of his latest music. Ashby will perform with his group, C3. Then he will discuss the transition from classical to Latin music and offer an approach to comping and soloing in this context.
Jane Miller, professor of guitar, will present concepts from her book Introduction to Jazz Guitar in a master class format. The class (and book) aim to help guitar students integrate some jazz techniques and vocabulary into their playing, regardless of style. Students who are firmly rooted in jazz will also find new material here to propel their playing. Improvising comping and chord solos will be discussed and demonstrated.
Talk to SESAC's VP of Film/TV/Developing Media Erin Collins and SESAC composer Jon Ehrlich (Party of 5, House, Parenthood, Graceland) about performing rights organizations and working in film/TV scoring. Open to Berklee community.
GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle will perform as part of The Umbrella benefit concert series. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the intimate performance and Q&A.
Build your dream instruments and load up fat, layered sounds in seconds with the Combinator, Reason's unique tool for combining and controlling devices. It's not an effect unit. It's not a synth or sampler - it's both and more!
The Combinator is a sophisticated device that allows you to build elaborate chains of Reason units - instruments, effects, and pattern sequencers. With its ability to load up complex instruments routed through effect units and dynamic processors in one go, the Combinator is an extremely playable and performance-friendly device, perfect for both stage and studio use. In this workshop, we will demonstrate step-by-step how to build both custom instruments and unique effects, taking advantage of Reason’s control voltage jacks and the Combinator’s built-in programmer.
A lot of different software with controllers and drum machines is available, but is it really helpful in creating drum sequences? Come and see as Learning Center trainer Eric Levine and lab manager Sohta Tsuchiya talk about the software and controllers they use to produce grooves and how they can help your creative workflow.
Pro Tools is the industry standard digital audio workstation software used in countless studios and production houses and by many leading industry professionals. It is an incredibly powerful platform, but for beginners and veterans alike, the software can sometimes be confusing, and it may not be completely apparent how to get something done. Join Berklee alumnus and former Learning Center student employee Pablo San Martin '15 as he gives pointers and great advice for all your mixing and production endeavors.