Clinics and Master Classes

Film Scoring Major Orientation

Thursday / October 25, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

An opportunity for prospective and new film scoring majors to learn about the curriculum, career paths, faculty, and other aspects of the film scoring major.

Admission: 
Free

Rock the Audition Workshop

Wednesday / October 24, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Please join Sheri Sanders, author of Rock the Audition: How to Prepare for and Get Cast in Rock Musicals, for a free workshop hosted by the Berklee Musical Theater Club with help by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and sponsored by the Voice Department.

As a musical theater actress insisting on her own diversity and pliability, Sanders has had profound success performing roles from the late Kitty Genovese in The Screams Of Kitty Genovese to Little Becky Two Shoes on the national tour of Urinetown. Sanders piloted her masterclass, Rock the Audition, at Pace University, and since then has taught with the Tepper Semester at Syracuse University, the Conservatory at Papermill Playhouse, Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma, San Diego State University, Millikin University, Jersey City University, Rider College, with Making It On Broadway, Capes Coaching, Actors Connection, TVI, and School of Rock, and is a rock musical repertoire coach and private audition coach in New York City. Backstage paid a visit to her rock class, wrote an article about her leading a revolution, and the next thing you know, she was asked to create the pilot episode of the reality television show My Time on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Sanders was then immediately invited by Hal Leonard books to be the first person to ever write a book on auditioning for rock musicals. Her students have been found in touring companies and regional productions of Rock Of Ages, Wonderland, Sister Act, Mamma Mia!, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Wicked, The Wedding Singer, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Rent, Shout, Fat Camp, Cyndi Lauper's Kinki Boots, Sting's The Last Ship, and Regina Spektor's Beauty. Sanders is doing a worldwide tour with Rock the Audition to promote her book, do her rock concert, Rock the Audition-Live!, and teach teachers and their students how to holistically embody the essence of the rock musical they are auditioning for. Then she's gonna come back to New York and act and teach like Uta Hagen.

 

Admission: 
Free

Steve Kuhn Master Class

Thursday / October 11, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Master class taught by jazz pianist, Steve Kuhn, with a focus on jazz piano trio playing. Students will sign up to play for Kuhn and perform with a bass player and drummer. Auditors welcome.

Admission: 
Free

Tia Fuller

Saturday / September 29, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
JazzBoston Booth
Columbus Avenue
Boston
MA
02120
Tia Fuller

Saxophonist, composer, and educator Tia Fuller will lead a free clinic celebrating women in jazz. Don't miss the opportunity to meet her in-person.

Admission: 
Free

Hector Morales and the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble

Tuesday / October 23, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Hector Morales presents The Afro-Peruvian Percussion Ensemble: From the Cajon to the Drum Set book presentation/concert/workshop.

The concert/workshop will follow the methodology presented in the instructional book and DVD The Afro-Peruvian Percussion Ensemble: From the Cajon to the Drum Set. It will be presented by the book’s author, Peruvian percussionist Hector Morales, who will be accompanied by the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble, the band that recorded the DVD and is composed of Peruvian Grammy-winner Oscar Stagnaro; former “Peru Negro” musicians Mariela Valencia, Marcos Napa, and Hector Ferreira; and special guests Yuri Juarez on guitar and Ali Bello on violin.

This is an amazing opportunity for the students to be introduced to this unique style of Latin music, which is becoming the “new thing” in the Latin jazz world as a fresh alternative to the already established Afro-Cuban and Brazilian styles. Students will also have the opportunity to purchase the instructional book/DVD with a 25 percent discount at the event. This book, which is the first of its kind, will be published by Sher Music Co.

The book contains:

  • Music charts with rhythms for the cajon, cajita, quijada, congas, cowbell, bongos, and ensembles (including bass and guitar).
  • Adaptation of these rhythms to the drum set.
  • DVD with 70 video clips demonstrating the music examples.
  • History of the Afro-Peruvian percussion ensemble.
This event is brought to you in participation with Peru's state brand, Marca Peru, and with the collaboration of Pachamama Peruvian Arts. Is the second event in the 2012 tour that will start on October 22 at Bowdoin College in Maine and will finish on November 1 at William Paterson University in New Jersey. This event is supported in part by NALAC (National Association of Latino Arts and Culture) Fund for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and Southwest Airlines.
Admission: 
Free

Karrin Allyson

Friday / October 19, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Through demonstrating and listening, Ms. Allyson will work one-on-one with students in the following areas:

    1. choosing repertoire
    2. choosing keys
    3. conceiving, executing and arranging
    4. interpretation
    5. how to build a band and lead it
    6. how to sing standards 5 different ways

    May 2011 marks a milestone for multiple Grammy nominated singer and pianist Karrin Allyson and Concord Jazz — the release of Round Midnight, the thirteenth album in a series dating back to her 1992 debut album “I Didn’t Know About You.”
    THIRTEEN ALBUMS!!! — That’s worth shouting about. And that’s just what music lovers and critics around the world have been doing — shouting Allyson’s name from the rooftops, marveling at the range of this extraordinary musician, who moves with such ease and authority from the Great American Songbook of Gershwin and Porter to the Great American Jazz Songbook of Duke and Thelonius and Miles and Dizzy, jet-setting to Rio and Paris and swinging back home to pick up Bonnie Raitt and Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb. What unites this wide world of music — brings it together and makes sense of it all — is Karrin Allyson’s warmth and depth. She’s not just singing a lyric, she’s telling you her story. And then that becomes your story. You hear the music from the inside out.
    Karrin lives in New York City, following a childhood in the midwest, schooling in the Bay Area, a degree in classical piano performance and important stints in Minneapolis and Kansas City, where she began her recording career with Concord Jazz. Karrin currently spends two days out of three on tour, playing the major jazz festivals, concert venues and clubs of the U.S. and making repeated tours overseas — to Brazil, Japan, Australia and the great cities of Europe.
    Among musicians, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the great pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates — it sounds so effortless — but it conceals the deep musical sophistication. This is one of Allyson’s great achievements — the result of working for more than a decade with an ensemble of fearless and powerfully committed jazz virtuosi.
    Still need convincing? Here’s the legendary jazz critic Gary Giddins in The Village Voice: "Allyson coolly stakes her claim. She brings a timbre that is part ice and part grain — incisive, original, and emotionally convincing." The Houston Press agrees: "If there's a choir in heaven, someday the exquisite vocalist Karrin Allyson will lead it. She's such an otherworldly talent that the creator probably already has her on heavy rotation."
    Heart, intelligence, warmth — an emotional range from bittersweet to sassy —you hear it every time you listen. Make no mistake - Karrin Allyson is singing to you.

Admission: 
Free

Steve Kuhn

Thursday / October 11, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Steve Kuhn will present a master class/workshop on jazz piano improvisation. He will be joined by special guest student, 15-year-old jazz pianist, Gadi Lehavi, from Israel. Lehavi is also opening for Kuhn at Scullers that evening.

Admission: 
Free

Kevin Eubanks Guitar Clinic

Wednesday / October 10, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Guitar virtuoso Kevin Eubanks presents a clinic dedicated to approaches to guitar performance.

Admission: 
Free

Ryan Cavanaugh

Thursday / October 4, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Ryan Cavanaugh will present a banjo clinic and perform. Ryan's residency is part of the Banjo Artists at Berklee series.

Admission: 
Free

Piano Monday - The Myth of Practice Makes Perfect

Monday / September 17, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Myth of Practice Makes Perfect: How to practice less and accomplish more! Receive helpful insights that will maximize the effectiveness of your playing and practicing. Practice smarter, not harder!

Admission: 
Free

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