The Guitar Artist Ensemble: Be-Bop Guitars is a guitar ensemble featuring five of Berklee's best guitar players with rhythm section featuring arrangements written specifically for the group. The band plays mainstream and contemporary jazz, Latin and blues grooves.
In this concert for course 318 New Music Composition, students will explore new compositional territory in a variety of styles. With heavy focus on innovation in performance practice, these student works will feature original techniques and clever instrumentation.
This concert will feature student composers as performers. They will write all of the music, and work together to perform it. They will gain additional skills as they assemble the program. The class does not require the students to be composition or writing majors, so it provides an opportunity to those who may not receive it elsewhere.
The Contemporary Writing and Production student concert features some of the best CWP students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of electrifying music. CWP majors and a dynamic student band will showcase original compositions and arrangements in a variety of styles and for a variety of acoustic and electronic ensembles. Directed by Andrea Pejrolo, assistant chair of CWP, and associate professor Dave Howard,.
The annual Jazz Composition Department spring concert featuring new music by faculty from the department. This spring will feature the music of Jeff Claassen, Winnie Dahlgren, Ayn Inserto, Darrell Katz, Dick Lowell, and Jackson Schultz. The six-horn ensemble includes faculty members Daniel Ian Smith, Bob Patton, Jeff Claassen, Jeff Perry, Bob Pilkington, Scott Free, Bruce Thomas, Mark Poniatowski,Bob Tamagni, Ricardo Monzon, Rebecca Shrimpton, and Winnie Dahlgren. It promises to be a night of exciting new music.