Clinics and Master Classes

Stanton Moore Drum Clinic

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

New Orleans drummer and founding member of Galactic Stanton Moore returns to Berklee for his second clinic. The author of two books, Take It to the Streets and Groove Alchemy, Moore shares his encyclopedic knowledge of New Orleans, second line, and funk drumming.

Admission: 
Free

David Aguilar: Songwriting Clinic

Wednesday / September 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
David Aguilar
Ivan Contreras

Don't miss this clinic with David Aguilar, a celebrated songwriter from the independent music scene in Mexico whose music is influenced by Mexican folklore; Latin and Brazilian traditions; and American rock, pop, and folk from the '60s to the '90s. His poetic lyrics and exquisite harmonic sensibility have earned the admiration of Jorge Drexler and Kevin Johansen, among others.

In 2010, Aguilar won the SACM (BMI in Mexico) Maria Grever Award, an international honor and fellowship for Hispanic and Latin American songwriters at the top of their field. In 2014, he released his album, El David Aguilar and toured more than 30 cities in Mexico. Now he's embarking on his first East Coast tour in the United States, collaborating with a band of award-winning, New York–based musicians to present El David Aguilar here for the first time.

Admission: 
Free

Charlie Puth

Thursday / August 6, 2015 / 1:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Charlie Puth '13 has hit the top of the charts twice in the two years since he graduated from Berklee. His song with Meghan Trainor, "Marvin Gaye," has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks and his tune with Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again," has spent a whopping 21 weeks on the chart, topping out at No. 1 in late July. 

Puth returns to Berklee this week to chat and connect with the community. At this event, he'll talk to Berklee and Five-Week students, staff, and faculty. This event is closed to the public. Be sure to bring your Berklee ID to get into the event. 

Singer-Songwriter Clinic with Chiara Civello

Tuesday / October 13, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Chiara Civello

In this clinic and performance, Chiara Civello will discuss the the various aspects of a career as a performer and songwriter. 

Born in Rome, Civello left Italy for the U.S. to attend Berklee College of Music. As a singer-songwriter, she has an extensive recording career that includes Last Quarter Moon (produced by Russ Titelman and released on Verve Records) and several releases on Universal and Jazz Classics. Civello's love of Brazilian music led to collaborations with Ana Jobim, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Eumir Deodato, and many other well-known Brazilian artists. Her latest release, Canzoni, features new and innovative renditions of Italian standards.

Admission: 
Free

The Harmonic and Linear Palette of Upper Structure Triads

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Suzanna Sifter, a composer and performer as well as a professor in the Piano Department, has released the second edition of her book, Berklee Keyboard Harmony: Using Upper Structure Triads. She will discuss and demonstrate how to use upper structure triads for expressive comping, harmonising melodies, and improvising. The accompanying band features Allan Chase on saxophone, Barry Smith on bass, and Casey Scheuerell on drums.

Admission: 
Free

Master Class with Orion Morales

Tuesday / September 15, 2015 / 1:15 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The versatile jazz/folk pianist Orion Morales will offer a brief but broad introduction to different styles of Chilean folk music, including explanations of the variations of Chilean instruments and traditional rhythms. He has worked very closely with Danilo Pérez, the artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and is the leader of Los Lautarinos, a band that incorporates a wide influence of Chilean folk music into jazz music. In 2011, this band was awarded best musical piece of the year for their composition "Decentes en Tiempos Indecentes" by the Department of Culture from the government of Chile.

In addition to the master class, with the assistance of some students Morales is also going to perform arrangements with roots in Chilean folk music.

Admission: 
Free

Crissy Collins Master Clinic

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

Singer Crissy Collins will perform a master clinic with a very special rhythm section and talk about the current state of the music industry as a touring musician.

Collins has had the opportunity to sing background for legendary gospel and R&B artists like Luther Vandross, Kelly Price, Glenn Jones, Lil G of Silk, and Dorothy Norwood. She has toured with Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail as the incarcerated Chico, and this role led to her becoming well known for singing "Yes, Jesus Loves Me, Even Me." She also played a small role in the box office hits Diary of a Mad Black Woman (Lions Gate Films), for which she also sang on the soundtrack, and Madea's Family Reunion.Since 2008, Collins has toured the globe singing background for Beyoncé Knowles, accompanying her on four world tours. She released her debut album, Faith in Progress, in March of 2007.

Admission: 
Free

Songwriting Clinic with John Oates

Thursday / April 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sean Hagon (Chair of Professional Music) and Suzanne Hanser (Chair of Music Therapy), host. John will share his inspiration and demonstrate the process on how he approaches his craft, followed by a Q&A.

 

This clinic features John Oates, the visiting artist appointed through the Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Program. The program was established through the support of the Herb Alpert Foundation, the philanthropic organization launched by A&M Records cofounder and seven-time Grammy-winning recording artist Herb Alpert.

Admission: 
Free

John Oates -- Herb Alpert Artist

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Boston Managers Group and Berklee's Music Law & Management Club Present: Adapt or Perish with John Oates (Hall & Oates) and Benji Rogers (PledgeMusic) on Direct-to-Fan Marketing. moderated by Don Gorder (Chair, Music Business/Management) and Ralph Jaccodine (Faculty, Music Business/Management).
 

This clinic features John Oates, the visiting artist appointed through the Herb Alpert Visiting Professor Program. The program was established through the support of the Herb Alpert Foundation, the philanthropic organization launched by A&M Records cofounder and seven-time Grammy-winning recording artist Herb Alpert.

Admission: 
Free

Master Clinic and Luncheon with Beyonce's Crissy Collins

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

Join us for an oppotunity to meet artist in residence, Crissy Collins, during her Master Clinic and Berklee GEMS (Gender Equity in Music and Society) Luncheon. Crissy has done four world tours with Beyonce, has toured on Broadway with Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail in addition to big screen appearances and much more.

Master Clinic
Weds. August 5, 1:00 – 3:00pm
David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St.

Berklee GEMS (Gender Equity in Music & Society) Luncheon
Thurs. Aug. 6, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Loft, 921 Boylston St.
Join us for lunch and discussion as we share our experiences as women in the music industry. Moderated by Chief Alumni Officer, Karen Bell.

 
Crissy Collins was born in Niagara Falls, NY and introduced to the world at the tender age of four by way of a Jerry Lewis Telethon performance, singing a heartfelt rendition of Jesus Loves the Little Children. She has lent her expertise as a vocal trainer, choir leader, and music director with churches in Atlanta and across the country.
 
Collins has appeared on numerous gospel television shows, festivals, workshops, seminars and stages with the likes of Edwin Hawkins, Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Mary Mary, Shirley Murdock and many other national recording artists.
 
She toured with Tyler Perry's star play Madea Goes to Jail. Her show stopping rendition of Yes, Jesus Love Me led to big screen opportunities including Tyler Perry movies: Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea's Family Reunion, Daddy's Little Girls, and The Family That Preys.
 
Since 2008, Crissy has toured the globe singing background for internationally known singer, Beyoncé. She has accompanied Beyoncé on four world tours and performed with many secular artists such as Luther Vandross, Kelly Price, Glenn Jones, Little G of Silk, Monica and Gloria Gainer to name a few.
 
 
Crissy Collins Master Clinic and Berklee GEMS Luncheon flyer
Crissy Collins Master Clinic and Berklee GEMS Luncheon flyer
Flyer by Pepe Portilla
 

 

 
 
Admission: 
Free

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