Clinics and Master Classes

Claude Kelly '02 and Chuck Harmony "Louis York"

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

After fifteen Saturdays spent in a studio, surrounded by bad Chinese food and good times, Louis York was born. The musical creation of Claude Kelly (Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Ledisi) and Chuck Harmony (Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Chrisette Michelle, Rihanna, Fantasia), their first album is not one genre. Or influence. Or thought. Or message. It’s an exploration of it all. When stepping behind the mic for the first time in their careers, the Grammy nominated songwriter and producer decided to throw out every rule the business had told them to follow. It doesn’t matter how long, how many transitions or how many genres. Kelly and Harmony found themselves searching for one thing, and one thing alone – GREAT music.

Music they’re proud to introduce to the world. Music they believe does their rhythmic predecessors proud. And the two have tapped into their eclectic backgrounds and respective New York and St. Louis upbringings to do just that. Every vocal you hear is straight from Claude’s pipes. And every sound a product of Harmony’s hands. Their music truly comes from their hearts, written for the love of music and nothing else.

CLAUDE KELLY ’02:  Claude Kelly was born and raised in the heart of New York City where he was exposed to music at an early age. As a child, he found his way into the church kitchen during service and managed to turn pots, pans and a ladle into a makeshift drumset. From there he was hooked. He went on to study at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, receiving a degree in music business and management. He parlayed his knowledge of the business and love for music into a successful career, which was jumpstarted when he found himself in the studio with Akon and Whitney Houston. From there he’s written hit singles for Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Jesse J, Bruno Mars and countless others. Today, for the first time, he's standing behind the mic as the vocal element of Louis York. He and Chuck Harmony, the other half of Louis York, also founded the music collective, Weirdo Workshop, in 2014
 

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Free

Will Kennedy: Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Clinic II

Tuesday / October 4, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Will Kennedy

Will Kennedy presents the second drum clinic of The Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program.

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Free

Will Kennedy: Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Clinic

Monday / October 3, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Will Kennedy

The first event of the annual three-day Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program features this year's guest artist, Will Kennedy of the Yellowjackets, and Snarky Puppy.

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Free

Eric Whitacre

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre for a presentation of his music followed by a Q&A with Richard Carrick, chair of the Composition Department.

Whitacre's concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike, while his ground-breaking virtual choirs have united singers from over 110 different countries.

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Free

Film Sound Panel: Lessons in Post Production

Friday / September 9, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Dubbing Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

Sound Editing and re-recording mixing are elements of artistry crucial to the emotional content of a film.  Come hear these accomplished and respected professionals share their experiences and examples of their work.

Larry Blake:  Sound editor/re-recording mixer:  Erin Brockovich, Ocean's Eleven, Traffic, Contagion, Behind the Candelabra.

Lee Dichter:  Re-recording mixer:  Men In Black, Midnight In Paris, Across the Universe, The Birdcage, Angels in America.

Tom Scott:  Re-recording mixer:  Amadeus, The Right Stuff, One From The Heart; founder of EdNet.

Paul Soucek: Sound editor:  Drumline, Secretary, The Sixth Sense, Michael Clayton, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Sleepless In Seattle.

OPEN TO ALL

John Patitucci: the Bass and Beyond

Thursday / September 29, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

John Patitucci shares his perspective on electric and acoustic bass, including technique, performance, and harmonic content. Bring your bass.

Hosted by Steve Bailey, chair of the Berklee Bass Department.

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Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Renowned artists from India present a master class/clinic on Indian classical instrumental music. 

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Free

Master Class/Clinic on South Indian Classical Dance

Friday / November 18, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Enjoy a master class/clinic on Bharatnatyam, one of the most popular classical dances of South India.

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Free

North and South Indian Percussion Solo and Rhythm Theory

Friday / October 28, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A master class/clinic presented by renowned percussion artist, composer, and author Jerry Leake.

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Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / October 14, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Renowned artists from India present a master class/clinic on Indian classical instrumental music. 

Admission: 
Free

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