Conference

Rethink Music Boston 2015

Friday / October 2, 2015 / 10:00 a.m.
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District Hall
75 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210

The Rethink Music Boston 2015 public forum will convene music stakeholders to discuss the recently released Fair Music report and launch phase two of the Fair Music project. Join fellow musicians and professionals across all sectors of the music industry to discuss the report's recommendations, explore new business models, examine copyright challenges in the digital era, analyze technological innovation in music and its distribution, and propose solutions for payment transparency, with a specific focus on developing solutions as the project moves into phase two.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

20 free tickets for current Berklee students will be available through an online lottery. Provide your Berklee student email address to enter. Lottery tickets will be chosen and distributed on September 30, 2015.

20 free tickets for Berklee students available through online lottery.

 

 
Admission: 
$85

State of Music in Media Conference

Saturday / September 19, 2015 / 9:00 a.m.
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Emerson LA, 5960 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles
CA
United States
90028

Join the Guild of Music Supervisors, Berklee's Los Angeles alumni office, and Emerson College for a day focused on music in media. Covering the film, television, video game, advertising, and trailers industries, the Guild of Music Supervisors' State of Music in Media Conference is a one-day, state-of-the-art multimedia conference and educational forum for industry professionals interested in discussing the state of music licensing in various forms of media. Spend a day with dozens of top music supervisors in the industry. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to be part of the conversation on the past, present, and future of music use in media.

Berklee alumni can get tickets at a discounted price of $75 (plus a $4 service fee), but there is a limited number of them, so purchase one early to get yours.

Contact Justine Taormino at jtaormino@berklee.edu with questions.

Admission: 
$200 in advance / $250 day of the conference

International Neurologic Music Therapy Training: Day 4

Sunday / October 11, 2015 / 7:30 a.m.
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Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
300 1st Avenue
Charlestown
MA
United States
02129

Cosponsored by Berklee's Music Therapy Department and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, this is the fourth and final day of a four-day, 30-hour training. It is open to allied professionals who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of neurologic music therapy (NMT) and to music therapists interested in utilizing NMT methodology and techniques.

Please see the training schedule for details. For more information and to register, please visit the NMT webpage.

International Neurologic Music Therapy Training: Day 3

Saturday / October 10, 2015 / 7:30 a.m.
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Christian Science Plaza
175 Huntington Avenue
Boston
MA
United States

Cosponsored by Berklee's Music Therapy Department and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, this is the third day of a four-day, 30-hour training. It is open to allied professionals who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of neurologic music therapy (NMT) and to music therapists interested in utilizing NMT methodology and techniques.

Please see the training schedule for further details. For more information and to register, please visit the NMT webpage.

International Neurologic Music Therapy Training: Day 2

Friday / October 9, 2015 / 7:30 a.m.
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Christian Science Plaza
175 Huntington Avenue
Boston
MA
United States

Cosponsored by Berklee's Music Therapy Department and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, this is the second day of a four-day, 30-hour training. It is open to allied professionals who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of neurologic music therapy (NMT) and to music therapists interested in utilizing NMT methodology and techniques.

Please see the training schedule for further details. For more information and to register, please visit the NMT webpage.

International Neurologic Music Therapy Training: Networking Reception

Thursday / October 8, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.
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Room & Board
375 Newbury Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Cosponsored by Berklee's Music Therapy Department and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, this networking reception will follow the first day of the International Neurologic Music Therapy Training. Conference participants will have the opportunity to connect with each other and conference facilitators. Refreshments will be provided.

The International Neurologic Music Therapy Training is open to allied professionals who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of neurologic music therapy (NMT) and to music therapists interested in utilizing NMT methodology and techniques. Please see the training schedule for details. For more information and to register, please visit the NMT webpage.

International Neurologic Music Therapy Training: Day 1

Thursday / October 8, 2015 / 7:30 a.m.
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Christian Science Plaza
175 Huntington Avenue
Boston
MA
United States

Cosponsored by Berklee's Music Therapy Department and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, this is the first day of a four-day, 30-hour training. It is open to allied professionals who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of neurologic music therapy (NMT) and to music therapists interested in utilizing NMT methodology and techniques.

Please see the training schedule for further details. For more information and to register, please visit the NMT webpage.

Ninth Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium

Tuesday / October 6, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ethiopia Habtemariam

Ethiopia Habtemariam is president of Motown Records, executive vice president/head of urban music for Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), and one of the highest ranking black woman in the music industry. At Motown, she oversees the recording careers of such favorites as Stevie Wonder and Ne-Yo. As executive vice president and head of urban music for UMPG, she's responsible for finding and developing songwriters, artists, and producers for the urban music department and has signed superstars such as multiplatinum recording artist and songwriter Chris Brown, breakthrough artist and songwriter Keri Hilson, and gold recording artist and songwriter Ciara. Habtemariam also oversees one of the hottest urban rosters in music, with artists such as Mary J. Blige, Prince, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Jill Scott, among many others. At this event, she will be part of a panel on the state of hip-hop and urban music.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Sound Vision: Music and the Visually Impaired

Friday / October 23, 2015 / 9:00 a.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This symposium will focus on visual impairment and music and will feature Nobuyuki Tsujii, winner of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition. It will be followed by a reception for the 20th anniversary of Berklee's Music Therapy Department from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To RSVP for the reception, please email musictherapy@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Just the Right Volume: An Essential Conversation about Hearing

Wednesday / May 6, 2015 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

An array of top doctors, scientists, authors, and audiology experts gather at this forum to share ideas on hearing loss prevention and awareness. While hearing is important to all people, dealing with loss of hearing can be particularly devastating for musicians. However, there are measures that we all can take to protect our hearing and to help cope with hearing loss.

The forum is inspired by the work of Berklee professor Nalora Steele and is made possible with the support of the Mattina R. Proctor Foundation. Related public service announcements will be recorded at Berklee after the forum and distributed via Spotify. See below for more information about the day’s program and panelists.

Program and Panelists

10:00 a.m.     Registration and Coffee

Tom Plsek, Berklee Brass Department chair emeritus, host

10:15 a.m.     Opening Remarks

Nalora Steele, Berklee professor of music education

10:30 a.m.     Evolution of the Hearing Instrument

Dr. Paul Gross, biologist and former University of Virginia provost

10:40 a.m.     Health and Disease of Hearing

Dr. Steven Rauch, director of the Vestibular Division and vice chair of Academic Affairs at Longwood, Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School; and medical director for Massachusetts Eye and Ear Balance and Vestibular Center

11:00 a.m.     Noise and Its Impact on Hearing

Dr. Sharon Kujawa, director of the Department of Audiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Dr. M. Charles Liberman, director of Eaton-Peabody Laboratories, senior scientist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Harold Schuknecht professor of otology and laryngology and health sciences and technology at Harvard Medical School

11:35 a.m.     Children and Music

Dr. Brian Fligor, chief audiology officer, Lantos Technologies

11:50 a.m.     Shouting Won’t Help

Katherine Bouton, author/blogger

12:15 p.m.     Music and Social Change

Kerry Steib, director of social impact, Spotify

12:30 p.m.     Coping with Hearing Loss When You Love Music

Wendy Cheng, founder and president, Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss

1:00 p.m.       Thoughts and Recognitions

Darla S. Hanley, dean of Berklee’s Professional Education Division

Admission: 
FREE

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