Clinics and Master Classes

The Art and Heart of Group Singing: A Vocal Workshop with New York Voices

Friday / February 12, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
New York Voices

Drawing from the vast repertoire of their 25-year international career, Grammy Award–winning jazz vocal group New York Voices will present a vocal workshop focusing on the many musical and stylistic concepts integral to the art of successful group singing. They will also deliver an open workshopstyle master class with a few Berklee student vocal groups, honing in on blend, balance, intention, and musicality. Following the workshop, New York Voices will perform a live set of music with a rhythm section. Don't miss this exciting, informative event.

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Free

Clinic with Nate Morton

Thursday / February 18, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee alumnus and drummer for the hit NBC show The Voice, Nate Morton presents a drum clinic and talks about what it's like to play for the show as well as how he got the gig.

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Free

Words and Music Festival

Wednesday / April 6, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

As part of the Berklee Composition Department's second annual Words and Music Festival, a panel of distinguished guests including Yehudi Wyner, Jeanine Tesori, Charles Coe, and Susan Cattaneo will join moderators Lucy Holstedt and Dennis Leclaire for a lively discussion on words and music. 

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Free

Piano Instruction at Berklee: Faculty, Staff, and Articulation Partner Training Session

Friday / February 26, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
person sitting at piano

Stephany Tiernan, chair of the Piano Department, along with assistant chair Tony Germain and faculty member Suzanna Sifter, present a session highlighting the key elements of the study of piano and keyboard performance instruction at Berklee, as well as technical proficiency requirements. This session, presented by Berklee’s offices of Institutional Assessment and Graduate Studies, will also cover technical proficiency requirements and is open to all Berklee faculty and staff, as well as those at Berklee articulation partner schools.

This session will be streamed live on Ustream​ and will be available for future viewing.

Please RSVP by filling out this form or by emailing graduatestudies@berklee.edu. Lunch will be provided to all those who attend in person.

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Free

Traditional Music Core Instruction at Berklee: Faculty, Staff, and Articulation Partner Training Session

Wednesday / February 10, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
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J​oin Arnold Friedman, chair of Berklee’s Composition Department, and Greg Glancey, assistant department chair, as they present a training session highlighting key elements of the traditional core courses in composition and counterpoint at Berklee.

This session, presented by Berklee’s offices of Institutional Assessment and Graduate Studies, is open to all Berklee faculty and staff, as well as those at Berklee partner schools. The session will be streamed live on Ustream and will be available for future viewing. Please RSVP by filling out this form or by emailing graduatestudies@berklee.edu. Lunch will be provided to all those who attend in person.

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Free

Planet MicroJam Institute Clinic with Mark Guiliana

Thursday / January 28, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Mark Guiliana will perform with the Planet MicroJam Institue Ensemble under the direction of David Fiuczynski, a professor in the Guitar Department. One of New York's leading, forward-thinking drummers, Guiliana will demonstrate his ideas in a microtonal groove context.

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Free

Uxia and Narf Clinic and Performance

Tuesday / March 29, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Uxia and Narf are two important and influential artists from Galicia, Spain. In their recent album, Baladas da Gazia Imaxinaria, they unite for the first time to present a joint musical project that features reinterpreted classics from both musicians, including poems by writers such as Rosalia de Castro and Federico Garcia Lorca. The album also includes original compositions and adaptations of traditional alalas, the oldest and best known form of Galician music. This clinic and performance will feature music from this collaboration.

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Free

Rhythm in the Runs: Improvisational Tools in Gospel and Soul Music with Trineice Robinson-Martin

Tuesday / January 19, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Trineice Robinson-Martin

Internationally recognized as one of the leading pedagogues in gospel and soul voice training, Trineice Robinson-Martin will present an interactive master class discussing the stylistic tools used to improvise in gospel and soul singing. Participants will be guided in understanding the ways in which stylistic components (melodic and textual improvisation, vocal nuances, vocal textures, tempos) are used to musically articulate one's emotional expression in the interpretation of a song.

Robinson-Martin serves on the music faculty at Princeton University and Rider University. Her scholarship on gospel vocal techniques and performance practices can be found in Journal of Singing and Teaching in the 21st Century, and in the upcoming publications Voice Training for the Gospel Soloist and So You Want to Sing Gospel.

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Free

A Clinic with Brazilian Music Icon Joyce Moreno

Wednesday / December 9, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Joyce Moreno is a Brazilian composer, singer and guitarist. Praised for her crystal voice and great swinging guitar playing, she has in her portfolio 400 recordings of songs she has authored and interpreted by the greatest names in Brazilian popular music as well as American artists. Since the beginning of her career, Joyce’s registered trademark has been the first-person feminine voice, which she pioneered; she was the first Brazilian songwriter to express herself in this form, opening the way for countless other artists who followed. She has been nominated four times for the Latin Grammy, and she is an annual guest artist in US, Japan, and Europe jazz and music festivals.

Moreno will be at Berklee for a performance on Thursday, December 10. Read more about her visit to Berklee.

 

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Free

Open Rehearsal: The Music of Hal Crook

Wednesday / February 17, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professor Hal Crook will hold an open rehearsal with vocalist and bassist Esperenza Spalding '05, pianist Leo Genovese '04, saxophonist Chris Cheek '91, and other alumni and special guests. 

The rehearsal is in preparation for the concert, Set Me Free: The Music of Hal Crook, which will be held on Thursday, February 18, in the Berklee Performance Center.

Admission: 
Free

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