Clinics and Master Classes

Victor Wooten: The Wooten Woodshed

Wednesday / May 27, 2015 / 10:30 a.m.

The Wooten Woodshed is an open and interactive lesson format. Any and all Berklee students are welcome to drop in with a musical question for Victor Wooten, and they can expect an assignment that will be evaluated by him during his next residence. The room is open to all, and questions will be taken in order of arrival. You may come and go according to your schedule. 

Watch Wooten, John Patitucci, Steve Bailey, and Victor Bailey perform "Double Bass Jam":

Admission: 
Free and open to Berklee students

Guerrilla Recording Techniques

Thursday / June 4, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In part one of this two-part Guerrilla Production Techniques series, you’ll get a crash course in do-it-yourself recording techniques using inexpensive gear. During the presentation, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of recording a live ensemble consisting of drums, bass, guitar, and vocals. Topics will include:
  • Gear overview: Microphones, audio interfaces, accessories
  • Techniques: Miking versus direct input, multitracking, stereo recording
  • How-to: Step-by-step setup, recording with your laptop

Admission: 
Free

Giorgia Renosto: Mastering Your Public Music Profile with Social Media

Monday / August 10, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Social media has helped musicians worldwide by connecting them with fans and the music industry. It has also given them considerable power over their own music, image, and brand. This workshop will equip students with the knowledge, perspective, and practical skills required to develop marketing strategies that leverage the opportunities inherent in social media and musician-to-fan social interaction to achieve business and marketing goals. The workshop's emphasis is on understanding fan interactions, the various social media channels available to musicians, how to build social media marketing strategies, and how to track those strategies' effectiveness. The workshop will be centered around three key points: teamwork, branding, and marketing through social media. 

Presenter Giorgia Renosto is an Italian vocalist born and raised in a musical family. Growing up with her grandfather, a clarinet player, exposed her to classical music, and formal training at Centro Jazz Torino introduced her to vocal jazz. Winner of the Giovani Proposte of the Italian contest Sanremo Giovani at age 17, she toured with award-winning a cappella group L'Una Cinque as well as with the Free Style Orchestra, the Jazz Big Band directed by maestro Diego Borotti, and the White Gospel Group. Renosto was twice awarded the World Scholarship Tour from Berklee and graduated with a degree in performance. She is currently one of the core members of Women of the World, which recently won the Harmony Sweepstakes national a cappella award and has toured nationally and internationally since 2008. She is also working on her own educational children's music project. 

Admission: 
Free

Giorgia Renosto: Mastering Your Public Music Profile with Social Media

Monday / August 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Social media has helped musicians worldwide by connecting them with fans and the music industry. It has also given them considerable power over their own music, image, and brand. This workshop will equip students with the knowledge, perspective, and practical skills required to develop marketing strategies that leverage the opportunities inherent in social media and musician-to-fan social interaction to achieve business and marketing goals. The workshop's emphasis is on understanding fan interactions, the various social media channels available to musicians, how to build social media marketing strategies, and how to track those strategies' effectiveness. The workshop will be centered around three key points: teamwork, branding, and marketing through social media. 

Presenter Giorgia Renosto is an Italian vocalist born and raised in a musical family. Growing up with her grandfather, a clarinet player, exposed her to classical music, and formal training at Centro Jazz Torino introduced her to vocal jazz. Winner of the Giovani Proposte of the Italian contest Sanremo Giovani at age 17, she toured with award-winning a cappella group L'Una Cinque as well as with the Free Style Orchestra, the Jazz Big Band directed by maestro Diego Borotti, and the White Gospel Group. Renosto was twice awarded the World Scholarship Tour from Berklee and graduated with a degree in performance. She is currently one of the core members of Women of the World, which recently won the Harmony Sweepstakes national a cappella award and has toured nationally and internationally since 2008. She is also working on her own educational children's music project. 

Admission: 
Free

Giorgia Renosto: Mastering Your Public Music Profile with Social Media

Monday / July 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Social media has helped musicians worldwide by connecting them with fans and the music industry. It has also given them considerable power over their own music, image, and brand. This workshop will equip students with the knowledge, perspective, and practical skills required to develop marketing strategies that leverage the opportunities inherent in social media and musician-to-fan social interaction to achieve business and marketing goals. The workshop's emphasis is on understanding fan interactions, the various social media channels available to musicians, how to build social media marketing strategies, and how to track those strategies' effectiveness. The workshop will be centered around three key points: teamwork, branding, and marketing through social media. 

Presenter Giorgia Renosto is an Italian vocalist born and raised in a musical family. Growing up with her grandfather, a clarinet player, exposed her to classical music, and formal training at Centro Jazz Torino introduced her to vocal jazz. Winner of the Giovani Proposte of the Italian contest Sanremo Giovani at age 17, she toured with award-winning a cappella group L'Una Cinque as well as with the Free Style Orchestra, the Jazz Big Band directed by maestro Diego Borotti, and the White Gospel Group. Renosto was twice awarded the World Scholarship Tour from Berklee and graduated with a degree in performance. She is currently one of the core members of Women of the World, which recently won the Harmony Sweepstakes national a cappella award and has toured nationally and internationally since 2008. She is also working on her own educational children's music project. 

Admission: 
Free

Master Class with Holly Palmer

Wednesday / September 30, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Holly Palmer, a Berklee alumna and singer-songwriter, has released four solo albums and performed with Gnarls Barkley, David Bowie, and Paula Cole, among others. She will present a master class on performance and songwriting with student vocalists.

Admission: 
Free

Songwriters Workshop with Holly Palmer

Friday / October 2, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Holly Palmer and special guest Pat Pattison, a professor in Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, present a songwriting workshop for students.

Admission: 
Free

Dariusz Terefenko / Alexa Tarantino

Wednesday / November 18, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Harmony Department guest artist Dariusz Terefenko, professor of jazz studies at the Eastman School of Music, will present a talk on advanced linear harmonization techniques.

Admission: 
Free

Voice Master Class with Holly Palmer

Thursday / October 1, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Holly Palmer, a singer-songwriter and Berklee alumna who has released four solo albums and has musical and performance experience with Berklee students, gives a master class. The class is presented by Anne Peckham, chair of the Voice Department.

Admission: 
Free

Workshop with Alexa Tarantino and Dariusz Terefenko

Wednesday / November 18, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Harmony Department's guest artists Alexa Tarantino and Dariusz Terefenko will present a workshop on the new jazz repertoire based on 20th-century masters Alban Berg, Gustav Mahler, Claude Debussy, and Karol Szymanowski.

Admission: 
Free

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