Clinics and Master Classes

Lyle Lovett

Friday / June 26, 2015 / 10:30 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bonnie Hayes, chair of the Berklee songwriting department, will moderate a discussion so that students can get an inside look at an internationally renowned creative musical artist. Berklee thanks Lovett for taking time out of his busy touring schedule to give back to the next generation of singers and instrumentalists.  

Lyle Lovett is an American country singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 21 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, "Cowboy Man". Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. It's Not Big It's Large was released in 2007, where it debuted and peaked at number 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. 

 

SESAC Day at Berklee Presents Cris Velasco

Monday / June 22, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States
Cris Velasco

SESAC Day at Berklee presents video game composing legend Cris Velasco (God of War I, II, and III; Borderlands 1 and 2, Mass Effect 2 and 3, Assassin's Creed: Dead Kings, Company of Heroes 2, Bloodborn). Cris will be interviewed by Film Scoring Department Chair George S. Clinton and Assistant Chair Alison Plante about his music and career. Erin Collins (SESAC Vice President for Film, Television & Developing Media) will also be available to answer questions about SESAC. Open to all Berklee students.

Admission: 
Free and open to Berklee students

Jerry Leake: North and South Indian Percussion Solos and Rhythm Theory

Friday / November 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Jerry Leake
The Liberal Arts Department presents North and South Indian Percussion Solos and Rhythm Theory, presented by renowned master of world percussion, the composer and author Jerry Leake. Leake is an artist who teaches percussion as well as writing books about it and producing CDs. He is the cofounder of Natraj, the award-winning world music ensemble, and he also performs with Club d'Elf and the Agbekor Society. His world-rock fusion octet, Cubist, has gained national recognition and released three CDs. On tabla, Leake has accompanied Ali Akbar Khan, Steve Gorn, Sharafat Ali Khan, and Chitravena Ravikiran, to name a few.
 
This master class and clinic will cover North and South Indian percussion solos, merging rhythm theory and practice, compositional forms and improvisation, tihai cadences and ginti number compositions, and alternate setups that combine cultures, instruments, and techniques.  
Admission: 
Free

Melody Meets Rhythm: Sandip Chatterjee and Subhajyoti Guha

Friday / October 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Sandip Chatterjee
Subhajyoti Guha

Sandip Chatterjee is a rich and accomplished santoor player. With his magical strokes over the strings, he makes his unique melodies speak. He has a dynamic approach to his performance style, creating an ineffable resonance that casts a magic spell. Chatterjee has performed and collaborated with many musicians across genres such as jazz, rock, contemporary, and fusion.

Subhajyoti Guha is a sought-after and internationally acclaimed tabla player, both as a soloist and an accompanist. He has performed in several prestigious venues and has accompanied famous artists like Ustad Shahid Parvez and Pundit Vishwamohan Bhatt, to name a few.

Don't miss this master class with these two musicians, sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, LearnQuest Academy, and the Liberal Arts Department.

Admission: 
Free

Indian Classical Dance Clinic and Performance

Friday / April 15, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall.

Rekha Menon, a professor in Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, presents a clinic on the performance of Indian classical dance featuring the Bharathanatyam/South Indian style of dance.

Admission: 
Free

Good Vibrations: Theremin Clinic and Contest Drawing

Thursday / June 25, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This month we are giving away a theremin to one lucky winner. One of the earliest electronic musical instruments, the theremin has inspired awe and wonder since its invention in 1920 by Léon Theremin, a genius, Russian scientist, and musician. Utilized by legions of trailblazing artists from classical pioneers to rock stars and film scorers, the theremin is an amazing instrument, and this is your chance to win your own fully functioning theremin. In addition to giving away an instrument at the event, we will have a theremin for you to play, with connected sound processors to recreate classic theremin sounds.

Haven't gotten your name into the drawing yet? There's still time! Visit our contest page for full contest details.

This event is cosponsored by the Learning Center and the Stan Getz Library.

Admission: 
Free

Randy Felts: New Sounds for Saxophone

Tuesday / August 4, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This clinic with Randy Felts, saxophonist and associate professor in the Harmony Department, will explore new sounds for the synthophone (electronic saxophone) using the DynaSample XPression music system, software woodwinds designed for Kontact music software, and the control of analog synth sounds from Omnisphere music software. The synthophone is a real alto saxophone that has been modified for use as a state-of-the-art wind controller. Learn how you can play trombone, cello, flutes, old-school synth sounds, or wild atmospheric sounds you've never heard before using your familiar saxophone technique.

Admission: 
Free

Music of the Sitar Featuring Renowned Artist Manju Mehta Accompanied by Amit Kavthekar on Tabla

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Vidushi Smt. Manju Mehta

This master class, part of Berklee's Women’s History Month celebrations, presents one of the leading female sitarists from India, Vidushi Smt. Manju Mehta. A senior disciple of Pandit Ravi Shankar, she hails from a very well-known family of musicians in Jaipur and combines beauty, creativity, and tradition to bring out the rasa of Indian classical music. With an amazing sense of melody, rhythmic control, and the sheer beauty of her improvisation, Mehta makes a lasting impression. She is known for her artistry and ability to breathe life into the raga form. She will be accompanied by Amit Kavthekar on tabla.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Faculty Development, and LearnQuest Academy. 

Admission: 
Free

Guerrilla Mixing Techniques

Thursday / June 11, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

For the second part of our Guerrilla Production Techniques series, we will finish off our recording from last week’s Guerrilla Recording Techniques and create a final mixed production.

Admission: 
Free

Victor Wooten

Wednesday / May 27, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Victor Wooten is back for a summer semester residency at Berklee. Bring your questions and your instruments to this event as there may be an opportunity to play. Also stop by May 28 at 1 p.m. in the same room for a chat with Steve Bailey, Bass Department chair.

Watch scenes from a previous Wooten summer bass workshop at Berklee:

Admission: 
Free

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