Clinics and Master Classes

Guerrilla Mixing Techniques

Thursday / September 17, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Following up on our recording event from the week prior, we will examine the craft of mixing, looking at the tools and techniques you can use to make professional-sounding mixes using the modern digital audio workstation.

Topics include the following:

  • Critical listening
  • EQ compression, limiting, reverb, delay
  • Volume, panning, blending
  • Monitors, headphones, listening
  • Environment automation
  • Introduction to mastering
Admission: 
Free

Drum Set Clinic 1 with Dennis Chambers

Monday / October 5, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

As part of Berklee's 2015 Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program, drum great Dennis Chambers will present a drum set clinic.

Admission: 
Free

Drum Set Clinic 2 with Dennis Chambers

Tuesday / October 6, 2015 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

As part of Berklee's 2015 Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program, drum great Dennis Chambers will present the second installment of his drum clinic.

Admission: 
Free

Drum Set Master Class with Dennis Chambers

Wednesday / October 7, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

As part of Berklee's 2015 Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program, drum great Dennis Chambers will present an interactive drum set master class.

Admission: 
Free

Duo Scorpio Clinic

Friday / November 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Oliver Colvin Recital Hall.

Duo Scorpio is a professional harp duo with New York harpists Kristi Shade and Kathyrn Andrews. They commission new and experimental pieces for their duo and arrange existing repertoire to expand the literature for two harps. They will speak about their projects and working in New York.

Admission: 
Free

Master Class with Michael Manring

Wednesday / October 7, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Oliver Colvin Recital Hall.

Michael Manring, a pioneer of the art of solo bass, utilizing alternate tunings, harmonics, and chords in unique ways, gives a master class. Manring is also a great educator, accompanist, and purveyor of great tone. His solo albums and collaborations with innovative guitarist Michael Hedges are incredibly musical. 

Admission: 
Free

Creating Epic Sounds with Thor

Friday / September 11, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Thor is Reason's flagship synthesizer, inspired by the world of modular synthesizers but with a contemporary twist. This workshop will show you how to create screaming leads, fat basses, and complex pads using Thor's synthesis building blocks and powerful modulation matrix.

Admission: 
Free

Guerrilla Recording Techniques

Thursday / September 10, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In part one of our two-part Guerrilla Production Techniques series, you’ll get a crash course in do-it-yourself recording techniques using readily available 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 the following:

  • 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

The Panama Jazz Connection Clinic

Tuesday / September 8, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Panama Jazz Connection band
The fusion between Panamanian music and jazz is a natural one, from Louis Russell, a Panamanian who became the musical director for Louis Armstrong in the early part of the 20th century to the Panamanian heritage of jazz greats such as Eric Dolphy, Rady Weston, and Billy Cobham. In this workshop, the history of jazz related to Panama and the folkloric rhythms of Panama that spice the Panamanian jazz scene of today will be discussed.
 
Visiting artists include Luis Carlos Perez, Aledia Duartes, Carlos Agrazal, and Oscar Cruz.

 

Admission: 
Free

Tito Oliveira Master Class Featuring Marcus Santos

Friday / September 18, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tito Oliveira

Presented by the Percussion Department and Roland Corporation, drummer/percussionist Tito Oliveira is a rising star in the Brazilian music scene. He will lead an interactive master class in the modern application of Afro-Brazilian rhythms for percussion and the drum set.

Oliveira is a percussionist and drummer from the state of Bahia, the rhythmic heart of Brazil. Music has been a part of his life since childhood when his father, a saxophonist, founded the Oliveira Band in his hometown of Salvador. He is an in-demand drummer who has toured and recorded extensively with Gilberto Gil, Carlinhos Brown, Daniela Mercury, Elba Ramalho, and João Donato, among many others. He recently released his first solo album as a band leader, Magio, to critical acclaim. A sophisticated mixture of jazz and Afro-Brazilian rhythms, its fresh approach to duplicity of rhythm and group improvisation is cutting edge. Although he has taught throughout Europe and South America, this is Oliveira's first master class in the U.S.

Special guests will be Marcus Santos and Boston’s own Samba Percussion Group, Bloco AfroBrazil. Santos, a Berklee alumnus, is also from Salvador. His Grooversity World Drumming Network is a community outreach program celebrating Afro-Brazilian rhythms. As an educator, he has led samba groups across the U.S. as well as in Italy and Canada.

Composers, singers, instrumentalists, arrangers, and producers are all invited to learn about the wonderfully complex, useful, and electrifying rhythms from Bahia.

Admission: 
Free

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