Clinics and Master Classes

Clinic: Music from the Colombian Andes

Thursday / February 19, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Ensamble Conclave
Image courtesy of the artist

Colombian group Ensamble Conclave will present a clinic focusing on music from the Colombian Andes with a contemporary twist, highlighting their approach to creating original arrangements of traditional songs, dances, and more. 

All top interpreters and professors of Colombian music, these performers will introduce Berklee students to traditional Andean rhythms, forms, instruments, and styles through lively audience participation. This clinic will include demonstrations along with written and aural examples.

The clinic is cosponsored by Berklee's Latin Music and Culture Celebration, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Woodwind Department, the Office of External Affairs, the Office of Institutional Advancement, and the Office of Global Initiatives.

Admission: 
Free

Gaby Moreno Meets Berklee

Monday / March 9, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist 2013, will share her experience with the Berklee community in this clinic. Her music is a mix of jazz, blues, soul, and folk with strong influences from R&B and her Latin roots. Recently she was signed by Metamorfosis (an independent record label from superstar Ricardo Arjona) and distributed by Warner Music.

Among other achievements, Moreno won the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest as best Latin song of the year. She has shared the stage with many notable artists including Bono, Hugh Laurie, Tracy Chapman, Ricardo Arjona, and Jorge Drexler.

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED: Mike Posner Clinic

Wednesday / February 18, 2015 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
CANCELED: This event has been canceled.

Singer-songwriter and producer Mike Posner will do a presentation about songwriting, production, and the music business, followed by a brief Q&A and song reviews for selected students.

Posner's debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, included the top 10 single "Cooler Than Me" as well as "Please Don't Go" and "Bow Chicka Wow Wow." He is also known for writing songs for big names such as Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, and Snoop Dogg, among many others.

Admission: 
Free

Sound Design with Reason

Friday / January 30, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Reason has a great collection of synths, samplers, and effects that can be used to create unique sounds for film and games. In this workshop, we'll go over how you can get started with these tools and begin crafting your own sounds.

Admission: 
Free

Creative Scoring Techniques with Kontakt

Friday / February 6, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kontakt 5 is the latest version of Native Instruments advanced sampler loaded with lots of factory stocked samples but it is also a great tool for designing effects. Join us for a look into Kontakt 5 specifically for scoring techniques and unique ways of using this powerful sampler to get the desired results for film cues and special effects.

Admission: 
Free

Networking & Portfolio Creation

Tuesday / February 3, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us as Elise MacDonald of the Career Development Center, Emily Joseph from the Women's Film Initiative, and Learning Center Training Manager Blair Pershyn discuss preparing your portfolio as well as strategies for networking and building contacts. Get some ideas to put into action at our upcoming Connecting Sound & Picture networking event for music, sound, and visual media artists on Friday, February 13.

Admission: 
Free

Antonio Serrano: Playing with Paco

Monday / April 6, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Harmonica player Antonio Serrano will describe his musical journey with flamenco great Paco de Lucia. He will discuss de Lucia's legacy and effect on the music world. His unique perspective is sure to be interesting to flamenco fans as well as anyone who loves music.

Admission: 
Free

Antonio Serrano Performance Clinic

Wednesday / April 8, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Don't miss this clinic and performance by Mediterranean Music Institute visiting artist Antonio Serrano. Serrano will play harmonica with an ensemble of faculty and students, demonstrating how the harmonica is used in a variety of styles including flamenco, jazz, Latin, and world music.

Admission: 
Free

Scoring & Sound Design Contest 3 Kickoff

Thursday / January 29, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Learning Center will launch its annual Scoring & Sound Design Contest on January 29. This contest pairs Berklee film composers and sound designers together to create music and sound for a short film clip. This years clip comes to us courtesy of the animation department at the Savannah College of Art and Design, one of the most prestigious schools for the arts in the country. This contest is a great opportunity for both new as well as seasoned film composers and sound designers to compete for prizes, further their skills, and meet others in their field. Full contest details to be unveiled at this event. 
 
 
Immediately following the contest launch, Film Scoring Chair George S. Clinton and Vice President for Curriculum and Program Innovation Jeanine Cowen will present The Art of Film Scoring and The Art of Sound Design using the contest clip as source material.
 

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED: Shelby Lynne Clinic

Thursday / May 7, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
CANCELED: This event has been cancelled

Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne will give an informal talk about her career path, songwriting process, philosophy, and her record label, Everso Records. Lynne was awarded a Grammy for best new artist in 2001 and has released five full-length CDs.

Admission: 
Free

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