Lecture

Eugene Gearty Presentation

Tuesday / February 24, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Fenway Rm. 112
Rm. 112, 22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Sound Design for Picture: Telling the Story with Sound
with Eugene Gearty

Berklee alum Eugene Geary, ‘82 has a long list of major films that he has worked on in his 30 years as a post production audio professional that include The Wolf of Wall Street, Life of Pi, The Departed, Brokeback Mountain, Men in Black and numerous others. He won the 2012 Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound Editing for the film Hugo, in addition to wide ranging industry recognition for his talents with many other awards.

We look forward to welcoming him back to share his work and insights with us in this open presentation for the Berklee community.
 

Michael Bierylo
Chair, Electronic Production and Design

Admission: 
Free

The Roots of Reggaeton with Wayne Marshall

Wednesday / March 4, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Wayne Marshall
Wayne Marshall
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Wayne Marshall will discuss the history of reggaeton, from its roots in Jamaican and Panamanian reggae to the genre's transformation in Puerto Rico's hip-hop scene and circulation across Latin America and the world. Connecting musical aesthetics to intense debates about race, nation, and gender, Marshall will demonstrate how the shapes and forms of reggaeton have changed over the years, highlighting the ways that Spanish-language rap over Afro-Caribbean rhythms have underpinned a remarkable cultural and economic youth movement. 
 
Marshall's research and teaching focus on the popular and dance music of the Americas and the world, Afro-diasporic cultural politics, musical publics, and media technologies. He teaches music history courses in the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee College of Music and the Harvard Extension School. A self-described techno-musicologist, Marshall authors a blog and has written numerous articles and one "genuine, physical book."
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Conversations about the Red Bull Music Academy

Wednesday / February 25, 2015 / 3:30 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

The Red Bull Music Academy lecture concept is meant to give students an inside look at the unique music academy experience, this year touching down in Paris, through a conversation-style lecture with RBMA alumni artist Jesse Boykins III and Red Bull studios chief engineer / academy lecturer Chris Tabron.

Through the lecture, panelists will discuss their individual experience in the academy and how it shaped their creative and professional development as an artist.

Jesse Boykins III - RBMA alumni/participant

Chris Tabron - Red Bull Studios NYC Chief Engineer

Moderator - Michael Bierylo, Electronic Production & Design Chair

Red Room, Cafe 939, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Scholarship Portfolio Workshop: Renewing Your Berklee Scholarship

Tuesday / February 24, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Media Lab - 150 Mass. Ave
Boston

If you are renewing your Berklee scholarship you likely have some questions about submitting your renewal. In this workshop, staff from the Office of Scholarships and the Learning Center will be on hand to explain the process, outline the requirements and discuss any technical considerations. Bring your questions to this session to have them addressed and assist you in submitting your best scholarship portfolio renewal.

Please sign up to reserve your place today:

https://learningcenter.berklee.edu/signup/class/scholarship-portfolio-workshop-renewing-your-berklee-scholarship

Under the Hood: Vocal Mechanics with Clare McLeod

Wednesday / February 25, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Clare McLeod
Clare McLeod
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Your sound is the result of a dynamic process in which several parts of your body interact. In this session, you'll develop your understanding of the structures that make up the quality of your voice and strengthen your versatility. This is a session for any voice user who wants the lowdown on achieving consistent results. You'll target specific strategies for extending range and take the fear and guesswork out of singing. Operating from a thorough understanding of how the voice works, Clare McLeod will help you deepen your connection to your instrument, your material, and your audience. Gain confidence in your ability to deliver performances you will be proud of.
 
McLeod graduated from Berklee in 2004 and is now an assistant professor in the Voice Department. A member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, she holds a certificate of figure proficiency from the Estill Voice Training System and is a certified master teacher candidate. In addition to teaching at Berklee, she presents voice clinics regularly in Los Angeles, Colorado, and Austin, Texas and continues to study developments in the field of voice research.
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

CANCELED: Ruth Blatt: What Rockers Can Teach Startups

Wednesday / January 28, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Ruth Blatt
Ruth Blatt
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CANCELED: This event has been canceled or postponed. This site will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Ruth Blatt will speak about what rockers can teach startups. She writes about popular music for Forbes.com’s leadership channel, using research on management and entrepreneurship. Blatt shows a different side of musicians and music industry professionals by taking them seriously as navigators of their own careers, as leaders of small businesses, and as part of self-managed creative teams. She has a Ph.D. in management and organizations from the University of Michigan and has taught entrepreneurship to MBAs at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has written for TheAtlantic.comPsychology Today, and Wired.com, and is currently writing a book about the history and production of rock concerts.

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED: A Tribute to Maya Angelou

Tuesday / January 27, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
CANCELED: This event has been canceled or postponed. This site will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Berklee's reVERB poets present a celebration of poet, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou's life and words. Angelou rose to prominence with the publication of her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and went on to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among countless other awards, before passing away last year.

Admission: 
Free

MLK Keynote Presentation with Chuck D

Friday / January 23, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Chuck D
Keynote speaker Chuck D

Berklee's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration focuses on intersectionality in society. This keynote presentation will feature Chuck D, best known for his work with seminal hip-hop group Public Enemy, along with Angella Dozier Henry, mother of DJ Henry and founder of the DJ Dream Fund. A short meet and greet in the Berklee Dining Hall will follow the event.

The presentation will include a panel discussion with Chuck D and Berklee faculty members Matt Jenson, Omar Thomas, and Carolyn Wilkins, as well as Janicanne Shane from Berklee's Student Activities Center. Berklee faculty, staff, and students will share thoughts on police brutality, environmental justice, gender equality, and LGBTQIA civil rights.

In addition, the event will feature musical performances by Nedelka Prescod, Omar Thomas, and others; Thomas will present excerpts from "We Will Know: An LGBT Civil Rights Piece in Four Movements."

Admission: 
Free

We Are the World: Social Entrepreneurship with George Howard

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
George Howard
Have you ever wondered if you could gauge the success of your career or business not based on profit and return but based on a positive return to society? Do you have big dreams of carving out a niche in the music industry for a model built on pursuing innovative solutions to social problems? If so, you might be a social entrepreneur!
 
Come learn more about what that means and how to leverage the tools of entrepreneurship for a better world in this lecture with Berklee faculty member George Howard, sponsored by the Stan Getz Library.
 
Howard is an associate professor of management at Berklee, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, copyright law, and leadership. He is the 2014 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Howard has an MBA and a JD and is the former president of Rykodisc, manager of Carly Simon, and an original cofounder of TuneCore. He advises a range of clients, both inside and outside the entertainment business, on how to integrate technology into strategy in order to increase awareness and revenue. Howard is also a columnist for Forbes and a frequent contributor to the New York Times

 

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Insights in Sound: Visually Impaired Musicians' Lives and Learning

Tuesday / December 2, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dr. David Baker
Chi Kim
Presented by the Stan Getz Library and the Music Therapy Department, special guest David Baker of the University of London will share information about the longstanding traditions of blind musicianship across the world and the life experiences of today's visually impaired musicians. Following Baker’s presentation, Berklee faculty member Chi Kim will briefly describe the Assistive Music Technology Program for Visually Impaired Students at Berklee.
 
Baker has a bachelor's from University College, Cardiff and a master's of music and a doctoral degree from Reading University. He is a trumpeter and associate of the Royal College of Music, London. His recent pursuits have embraced research into musicians' life histories, visual impairment and music making, music service provision, conceptions of musical ability in primary school, and playing by ear. Baker has published articles in journals such as the British Journal of Music Education and the International Journal of Music Education. He currently works as a visiting research associate in the Department of Culture, Communication, and Media at the Institute of Education, University of London.
 
Kim has a bachelor of music degree from Berklee as well as a master of music degree from New York University. He is currently an assistant professor in the Music Therapy Department at Berklee, teaching assistive music technology to students, enabling them to record audio or write scores using computers. 
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

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