Clinics and Master Classes

On the Scene: Reflections of Life in Rock 'n' Roll

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

Join us for this interview with Henry Diltz (rock 'n' roll photographer/official Woodstock photographer), Woody Giessmann (the Del Fuegos), and Barry Goudreau (formerly of the band Boston), hosted by Simone Pilon, chair of Berklee's Liberal Arts Department.

Admission: 
Free

Swing into Spring with John Clayton

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

Enjoy an evening of jazz with visiting artist and bassist John Clayton, along with the Guitar Department Chair Larry Baione and Piano Department Assistant Chair Tony Germain.

Admission: 
free

John Clayton and Steve Bailey

Tuesday / March 31, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Double Bass: Acoustic and Electric

John and Steve explore perspectives on the similarities among and differences between these related instruments from a technical perspective as well as from a career "retrospective."

Henrique De Almeida: Drum Set Clinic and Performance

Friday / April 3, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee faculty member Henrique De Almeida presents a clinic and performance.

Admission: 
Free

CNTRL

Wednesday / April 15, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for this panel discussion and presentation from visiting aritst Richie Hawtin and members of the electronic production and design community.

Admission: 
Free

iZotope RX & Iris – Spectral Showcase

Thursday / April 2, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Join us as Brandon Carroll, Product Specialist for iZotope shares some of the invaluable and unique features of the company’s flagship spectral tools, RX 4 and Iris 2.
 
Since its release, iZotope RX has proven to be a game changer in the world of audio restoration and repair. From individual sound editors to large production teams for major motion pictures such as The Hobbit, iZotope RX is an invaluable tool for fixing common audio problems like noises, distortions, and inconsistent recordings. It’s like Photoshop, but for audio.
 
Composers, sound designers and producers were floored when iZotope created Iris, a new and unheard of virtual instrument. Leveraging the technology that fuels RX, Iris combines the power of a sampler, the flexibility of a modular synth, and the fun of spectral filtering. Using either the included 11GB of samples or your own recordings, you can create an instrument with sounds that are truly your own.
Admission: 
Free

Mixing with Waves Plug-Ins

Tuesday / March 31, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Heard on hit records, major motion pictures, and popular video games worldwide, Waves’ cutting-edge software and hardware processors are used in every aspect of audio production, from tracking to mixing to mastering, broadcast, live sound, and more.

Join us as Luke Smith from Waves showcases how to use their unique plug-ins for contemporary workflows. In particular, Luke will be focusing on some of the exciting new plug-ins announced at NAMM, including the Butch Vig Vocals Signature plug-in, DBX 160 compressor/limiter and H-Verb hybrid reverb.

Admission: 
Free

Where's the "One"? A Clinic with Tony Smith

Thursday / April 2, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

As part of Percussion Days, Tony "Thunder" Smith presents a clinic on manipulating rhythms in four/four time with odd time groupings.

Admission: 
Free

You and the Drums and the Music

Friday / April 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Marko Djordjevic
Image courtesy of the artist

Drummer Marko Djordjevic presents a clinic that is part presentation, part performance, and part open-forum discussion dedicated to the drums and their relationship to music. Non-drummers are strongly encouraged to attend. What they hear from drummers may bring them a step closer to understanding us and our beloved instrument. In return, their insights will shed new light on how other instrumentalists view drums and drummers. 

Djordjevic is a Serbian-born drummer, composer, and band leader based in New York City. He has recorded on over 50 albums (four CDs and one DVD as a leader) and has performed with multiple artists including Matt Garrison, Wayne Krantz, Jonah Smith, Clarence Spady, and Lucky Peterson,  among others. He was recently featured in the book The New Face Of Jazz: An Intimate Look at Today's Living Legends and the Artists of Tomorrow alongside some of the most important figures on the contemporary music scene. Djordjevic is the author of the critically acclaimed DVD Where I Come From and the book The New Frontier, both distributed by Alfred Music Publishing. In addition to his busy performing schedule, he teaches at the Drummer's Collective in New York City as well as at his private studio.

Admission: 
Free

Licensing and Taxation for Self-Employed Music Professionals

Wednesday / April 8, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Todd Gardner
Todd Gardner
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Does the thought of setting up your own business as a self-employed musician make you break out in a sweat, especially around tax time? Come learn the ins and outs with Todd Gardner, Berklee faculty member in the Music Business/Management Department. He will discuss the following:
  • Going into business in California and other U.S. states
  • Choosing the proper entity and the steps in forming a sole proprietorship (SP), general partnership, limited liability company (LLC), and corporation, with particular attention paid to SP and LLC
  • Filing for a business license in various cities and counties
  • Hiring employees, collaborating with others, and common tax issues
  • Finding free or inexpensive resources for the process in Los Angeles or anywhere else you find yourself  
Gardner has spent more than 20 years as a musician, business consultant, litigator, mediator, facilitator, lecturer, and problem solver. His experience varies widely and includes contracts, environmental and health law, administrative enforcement, entertainment law, after-school media and arts programs for at-risk youth, litigation in both civil and criminal cases, interagency negotiations, community disputes, workplace conflicts, business development, and licensing and land-use disputes. He has also been an official NGO observer in the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention in Copenhagen, Denmark. When not engaged in those pursuits or teaching in the Music Business Department at Berklee, he is the drummer for the JD Moffat Quartet.
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

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