Clinics and Master Classes

Post-Production Techniques: Dubbing

Friday / March 27, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dubbing is the process where all of the music, sound, and dialogue assets for a film are mixed together to produce the final soundtrack. In this workshop, we will explore techniques for combining these separate elements together effectively. With a focus on automation and other tools, we will look at how to best compliment the film’s story with the audio soundtrack.

Admission: 
Free

Post-Production Techniques: Pre-Dub

Thursday / February 26, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pre-dubbing is the process of mixing sound elements so that the final mix involves less work by creating stems of dialogue, music, and sound effects. In this event, Learning Center Lab Manager & Audio Engineer Sohta Tsuchiya will discuss how to effectively use basic and advanced mixing tools such as volume, panning, equalization, dynamics processing, and spatial effects to enhance a scene in a motion picture using ProTools and Digital Performer.

Admission: 
Free

Guthrie Govan Clinic

Wednesday / February 25, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Guthrie Govan, hailing from Chelmsford, UK, is arguably the most exciting and significant new guitarist to emerge in the rock/fusion guitar scene in many years. A brilliant virtuoso who is at home in a variety of musical genres and styles, Govan combines astonishing technique with vast theoretical knowledge, down-to-earth feel, sophisticated harmonic vocabulary, superb improvisation abilities with a penchant for memorable melodies, and woody organic tone. Whether it's mainstream shred rock a la G3, fusion jazz, chicken-picking country, groove-driven funk, down-home blues, or whatever other style you could think of, Guthrie does 'em all and does so extremely well.

Govan started playing at the age of 3 and was on national British TV for his guitar prowess by the time he was 8. In 1993, Guthrie won the Guitarist of the Year contest sponsored by UK'sGuitarist magazine, started teaching at UK's prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music, and began writing for Guitar Techniques magazine.

Govan has recently released his long-awaited debut solo album Erotic Cakes and was featured on the new highly successful album 'Six String Theory' produced by Lee Ritenour. He has also been playing and recording with eclectic mash-pop collective the Young Punx (live electronica) and touring with Dizzee Rascal, the U.K.'s foremost grime/rap artist whose last three singles all reached the #1 spot on the U.K. charts Currently, Govan is keeping busy with product clinics, educational workshops, and magazine interviews.

 

Colombian Drum Set: Traditional and Marching Bands Workshop

Thursday / April 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Martin Vejarano
Image courtesy of the artist

Martin Vejarano, a New York–based Colombian percussionist/composer, offers a workshop and master class on the Colombian drum set and the rich musical traditions of the country’s marching bands as well as the traditional gaitas y tambores (pipes and drums) ensembles. Featuring the diversity of Colombia’s traditional drumming as well as his pioneering approach to these rhythms on the drum set, Vejarano will share concepts such as the Colombian clave and its role on traditional rhythm, traditional rhythms and their application to the drum set, and composing from the percussionist perspective. He will perform both traditional music and his own compositions and arrangements written for an original format featuring tuba, trombone, two saxophones, and the drum set.

The workshop will also include a Q&A as well as hands-on time where some students will be invited to play.

Admission: 
Free

Jay Clayton: Wordless Improvisation

Tuesday / April 14, 2015 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jay Clayton, a specialist in wordless improvisation, will guide a workshop allowing students to experience musical freedom and giving them the security to create their own sound vocables.

Admission: 
Free

International Folk Festival Clinic

Wednesday / March 25, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This world music clinic will be presented as part of the Berklee International Folk Festival.

Admission: 
Free

International Folk Music Clinic

Tuesday / March 24, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This world music clinic will be presented as part of the Berklee International Folk Festival.

Admission: 
Free

Strategies for a Killer Arrangement: A Solo Piano Clinic with Tim Ray

Tuesday / March 3, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Playing solo piano is a tricky and demanding way to perform. To do it successfully, pianists must work on all the basic elements: melody, rhythm and time feel, harmony, tone, improvisation, and more. But the one skill all great solo pianists share that is often overlooked by students is mastering the ability to come up with a good arrangement. In this lecture and demonstration, Piano Department faculty Tim Ray will talk about and play through a myriad of musical textures, styles, and arranging devices that he utilizes in his solo piano work.

Admission: 
Free

Clinic with Polly Carl

Thursday / March 5, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Polly Carl holds the title of creative producer at Arts Emerson and is the director and editor of HowlRound: A Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College. She will talk about her work at HowlRound and how community outreach is a new paradigm for all things artistic.

Admission: 
Free

Digital Performer Film Scoring Features

Friday / February 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Digital Performer is a sophisticated and comprehensive tool for film composers and offers features not found in other sequences. For film composers Danny Elfman and Michael Giacchino Digital Performer is the DAW of choice. Digital Performer lets you record, edit, arrange, mix, process and master audio and MIDI tracks side by side for songwriting, studio production, live performance, film and television sound tracks, audio post production, surround mixing and other professional audio production tasks. Digital performer also allows you to import HD video files and work right along side your project. 
  • Digital Performer overview
  • Film scoring features including syncing SMPTE frame rate, markers, punches and streamers
  • Organizing multiple sequences in the "chunks" window all within one project 
  • Managing tracks and instrument plug-ins
Admission: 
Free

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