Clinics and Master Classes

BGJI Forum Featuring Adam Cruz

Wednesday / November 9, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Adam Cruz.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Forum Featuring John Patitucci and Ben Street

Wednesday / November 2, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features John Patitucci and Ben Street.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Forum Featuring Danilo Pérez and George Garzone

Wednesday / October 19, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Danilo Pérez and George Garzone.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Forum Featuring Dave Liebman

Wednesday / October 12, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

 

Admission: 
Free

Writing For Harp Masterclass - Effective Methods of Writing For Harp

Tuesday / September 20, 2016 / 8:35 p.m.
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Writing For Harp

Effective Methods of Writing For Harp Special Techniques and Effects Unique to Harp 

Faculty Artist Clinic With Felice Pomeranz

 

Felice Pomeranz has been performing in the Boston area since 1978 and is part of the Berklee College of Music faculty. She received a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory, becoming the first harpist to receive a jazz degree from NEC.

Ms. Pomeranz is the founder of The Gilded Harps, a music referral and harp advocacy network, consisting of the best harpists in New England. In addition to her freelance performing and teaching, Ms. Pomeranz is an arranger for FC Publishing, where her classical and pop arrangements are available. Ms Pomeranz is the author of “Harp in the Band Volume 1,” which is a new music minus one video for jazz harp students.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 1:00 pm
1140 Boylston St. Room 1A 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Woody Mann giving free lessons on September 27-28

Tuesday / September 27, 2016 / 11:00 a.m.

Woody Mann will be on campus (Tuesday-Wednesday September 27-28th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Woody Mann

Woody Mann had his first musical schooling in the living room of Rev. Gary Davis, the now legendary blues, gospel, and ragtime guitarist. He soon went on to perform and record with blues legends Son House and Bukka White and contemporary finger style wizard John Fahey while studying at the Juilliard School and with jazz great Lennie Tristano. Since then Mann has pursued a rich and diverse career ranging from playing with jazz great Attila Zoller, to accompanying songwriter Dori Previn, to giving guitar lessons to Paul Simon. He has recorded extensively, performed throughout the world, and schooled countless guitarists through his many books and DVDs.  Acknowledging his artistry, the C.F. Martin guitar company has honored Woody with the release of the “WoodyMann” signature model guitar. Recently he co-produced the feature documentary film “Harlem Street Singer”, the story of Reverend Gary Davis, and has released two CD’s based on the soundtrack of the movie. Woody is widely recognized as one of the leading teachers and authorities of traditional blues music and a renowned guitar master with his own contemporary improvisational style.

For more information about Woody visit http://woodymann.com

 

Bruce Molsky giving free lessons on September 26-27

Monday / September 26, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Bruce Molsky will be on campus (Monday-Tuesday September 26-27th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Bruce Molsky

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius.

In addition to a prolific solo career, performing on fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting supergroups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller.

For more information about Bruce visit http://www.brucemolsky.com

 

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines giving free lessons on September 22-23

Thursday / September 22, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines will be on campus (Thursday-Friday September 22-23rd) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Paul Rishell & Annie Raines:

Since 1992 Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have been hailed as one of the world’s best country blues duos. They have recorded 6 albums together including the W.C. Handy Award-winning Moving to the Country (2000), and received numerous award nominations from the Blues Foundation. They have performed and recorded with John Sebastian, Susan Tedeschi, Pinetop Perkins and Rory Block. They have opened for Ray Chares, Dr. John, and Little Feat, and performed on international radio and TV shows including Late Night with Conan O’Brien and A Prairie Home Companion. They continue to perform American roots music and their own compositions at festivals, concert halls, and clubs all over the world.

For more information about Paul & Annie visit http://www.paulandannie.com

 

Dominating The Charts Today

Thursday / September 22, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Thursday, September 22, 2016

David Friend Recital Hall

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Jeff Apruzzese (former Passion Pit bassist) will be sitting down with John Seabrook, author of ‘The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory”, discussing the future of the songwriting industry and the craft of songwriting. Going beyond music to discuss money, business, marketing, and technology, The Song Machine explores what the new hits may be doing to our brains and listening habits, especially as services like Spotify and Apple Music use streaming data to gather music into new genres invented by algorithms based on listener behavior.

Over the last two decades a new type of hit song has emerged, one that is almost inescapably catchy. Pop songs have always had a "hook," but today’s songs bristle with them: a hook every seven seconds is the rule. Painstakingly crafted to tweak the brain's delight in melody, rhythm, and repetition, these songs are highly processed products. Like snack-food engineers, modern songwriters have discovered the musical "bliss point." And just like junk food, the bliss point leaves you wanting more.

Free Boloco while supplies last! 

Odd-Meter Workshop

Wednesday / November 16, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Doug Johnson

Faculty pianist Doug Johnson presents a workshop to explore novel ways of approaching odd-meters such as 5/7, 7/4, and 11/8. If you do not have previous experience with these meters you will find it is easier than you thought to be successful. Those with experience will be able to achieve more rhythmic variety freedom. Bring your instruments.

Admission: 
Free

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