Clinics and Master Classes

Cirque du Soleil Performer Info Session

Thursday / November 10, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
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From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. It has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators around the world. Cirque du Soleil is offering onstage career opportunities for acrobats, athletes and artists in its current shows and upcoming creations.

Come meet Artistic Talent Scout, Claude Vendette, at Berklee to learn more about Cirque and get an insight on the casting process from the audition to the onstage experience.

Admission: 
Free

Spatial Audio and Live Performance Systems Design

Friday / October 28, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Rm. B54, 150 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Richard Graham

Richard Graham will present his most recent performance system for multichannel guitar and his ambisonics library for Pd and Max/MSP, which includes a decoder for Berklee’s new 10.2 studio. Graham will also discuss his general approach to performance systems design, with a specific focus on feature extraction, mapping strategies, and the application of physical models for spatialization.

The concert will feature two semi-improvised pieces for multichannel guitar and (10.2) multichannel loudspeaker array.

4:00 p.m. Presentation
6:00 p.m. Performance

Seating is limited, so plan to get there early for each of the events.

Richard Graham is a guitarist and computer musician from Northern Ireland. He has performed across the U.S., Asia, U.K., and Europe, including festivals and conferences such as Celtronic and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. He has composed music for British and American television, recorded live sessions for BBC radio, and his music has been authored for the popular video game, Rock Band.

Admission: 
Free

Declaring Performance Major as a Voice Principal

Thursday / October 20, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In this interactive clinic, presented by the Voice Department, students will learn about the application process, deadlines, and the audition/interview requirements to Declare as a Performance Major (Voice Principal). Watch a live audition, ask questions, and find out what it's all about!

Admission: 
Free

Pro Tools 12 New Features

Tuesday / October 18, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Pro Tools 12 New Features
Presented by Greg Chin, recording artist, producer, DJ and application specialist at Avid.
Cosponsored by the Pro Tools User Group BostonBerklee AES chapterMP&E and Parsons Audio.
 
Compose, record, edit, and mix music and audio with arguably the industry standard DAW. Power your sound with the tools that power the industry. Create music or sound for film/TV and connect with a premier network of artists, producers, and mixers around the world. Get insight on using Pro Tools latest features and come prepared with your best questions.
 
Greg Chin is a Miami-based techno, house, and electronic music producer and DJ with production work spanning a plethora of labels such as Plastic City, Ovum, Murk, Circle, Tronic, Monoid, Guidance, Nervous, Azuli, Defected, Dutchie, petFood, and many more. He is also a music technologist and a member of the Pro Audio Team at Avid.
 
Admission: 
Free

Publishing in the New Music Industry

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Publishing in the New Music Industry
Mike Daly will host a live discussion about where songwriters are making money now, whether and when to sign a publishing deal, what types of deals are most beneficial for songwriters, and answer any questions about publishing your songs. 
 
Mike Daly is a producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist as well as the executive director for A&R and music publishing at the Disney Music Group (Hollywood Records, DMG Nashville, Walt Disney Records, and Disney Music Publishing). Daly attended Berklee College of Music, graduating in 1994. He first came to prominence as Whiskeytown’s resident multi- instrumentalist and cowriter, and has had songs recorded by artists such as Jason Mraz, Lana Del Rey, Lucy Hale, Alberta Cross, and Young the Giant, among others. In 2008, Daly wrote his first book, Time Flies When You’re in a Coma: The Wisdom of the Metal Gods.
Admission: 
Free

Double Edge Theatre Open Training

Friday / October 21, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
31 Hemenway Street, T401
Boston
MA
02215

Join us! Double Edge Theatre will be presenting a two-hour training session and conversation about their work, training methodology, and residency at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. All levels and all students are welcome to observe or participate!

Space is limited - Please RSVP to: wstrukus@bostonconservatory.edu

Admission: 
Free

Esterhazy Quartet Master Class

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
22 Fenway
22 Fenway - Room 112
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215
The Esterhazy Quartet

The Esterhazy Quartet presents a master class where they will discuss and present examples of new works written by Berklee Composition faculty Marti Epstein, Dennis LeClaire, Arnold Friedman, and Andrew List.

Admission: 
Free

Donna McElroy: Spirituals and How to Teach Them

Tuesday / November 1, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Donna McElroy

Voice faculty Donna McElroy's clinic will cover the history of African American spirituals and their effect on American music, from the ships to the fields to freedom. Songs and stories of the evolution.

Admission: 
Free

Mychael Danna Interview via Skype

Friday / October 14, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Mychael Danna interview via Skype
Mychael Danna
Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-Western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. He composed the transculturally inspired 2013 Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, as well as many award-winning scores for his longtime collaborator, Atom Egoyan. Danna has composed for all of Egoyan’s films since 1987’s Family Viewing, winning the Genie for their films Exotica, Felicia’s Journey, Ararat, and The Sweet Hereafter. Other noted credits include Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films such as Moneyball, Capote, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Monsoon Wedding, Shattered Glass, Little Miss Sunshine, (500) Days of Summer, Surf’s Up, Water, Antwone Fisher, Being Julia and Girl, Interrupted. “The most gratifying filmmaking experiences are ones that take effort to unpeel the layers surrounding the heart of the story and to find the best musical expression of that heart,” says Danna. “Those are always the film scores I am most proud of.”
Admission: 
Free

Big Freedia: Out in the African-American Community & Music Industry

Tuesday / October 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall

Out in the African-American Community and Life as an LGBTQ Artist in the Music Industry, moderated by Leah Driscoll and Kevin Johnson 

 

Known as the New Orleans Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia is an international phenomenon and is at the forefront of the bounce rap movement. Big Freedia will be on campus to share stories about her rise to fame and the personal challenges that she confronts as an out artist in today’s music market. She will also address the perception of those who identify as LGBTQ in the African-American community. 

This event is reserved for members of the Berklee and Boston Conservatory community only.

Big Freedia will also be doing a book and CD signing in the Berklee bookstore on Weds. Oct. 26, 12:30-1:45pm. This event is open to the public. Learn more about this event here.

Big Freedia flyer

Admission: 
Free

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