Lecture

Liberal Arts Symposium with Sinbad

Friday / March 27, 2015 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

It is time for the 21st annual Liberal Arts Symposium, featuring comedian Sinbad!

The event will include a talk by Sinbad and performances by two student ensembles under the direction of Thaddeus Hogarth. The event is free and open to all.

Scholarship Portfolio Workshop: Berklee Achievement Scholarship (BAS)

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

The Berklee Achievement-based Scholarship (BAS) is a merit-based award for continuing and returning students who have not been awarded a Berklee scholarship. If you are applying for the BAS for the first time you likely have questions about crafting and submitting your portfolio. 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 BAS portfolio.

Deadline to apply April 1

For more information about the Berklee Achievement-based Scholarship (BAS):

https://www.berklee.edu/scholarships/berklee-achievement-scholarship-requirements

Sign up here to reserve your space: 

https://learningcenter.berklee.edu/signup/class/scholarship-portfolio-workshop-berklee-achievement-scholarship-bas

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

BerkleeICE Creative Catalyst Series: Exploring the Interplay of Music and Science

Monday / March 23, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Juma Speaking
Calestous Juma
Image courtesy of the artist

This is the inaugural event of BerkleeICE's Creative Catalysts series, designed to catalyze and explore the commonalities between art, science, and the entrepreneurial mind. The kick-off event pairs, on stage, three Berklee chairs (Steve BaileyBonnie Hayes, and Sean Jones) and three world-renowned scientists (Calestous Juma, Jané Kondev, and Sujata Bhatia) to explore, in an improvisatory format, the interplay between music and science centered around three themes: sustenance, resilience, and transcendence.  

BerkleeICE advisory group member and Babson Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Project founder Daniel Isenberg will moderate this session of the Creative Catalysts, adapted from the World Economic Forum’s Creative Spark series he helped launch in 2014. This unique experience and format will push the boundaries of creativity, performance, science, and innovation closer together.

PROGRAM (subject to change)

7:30–7:45 p.m.            Introduction and welcoming remarks (Roger H. Brown, president of Berklee; Panos Panay, director of BerkleeICE; Dan Isenberg)

7:458:15 p.m.            SustenanceBonnie HayesCalestous Juma, audience experience

8:158:20 p.m.            Jam

8:208:50 p.m.            ResilienceSteve BaileySujata Bhatia, audience experience

8:508:55 p.m.            Jam

8:559:25 p.m.           TranscendenceSean JonesJané Kondev, audience experience

9:259:55 p.m.           Performers, observers, catalyzers

PARTICIPANT BIOS

Dan Isenberg has been a professor at Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, and Babson, and has been an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author (Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value, Harvard 2013), and policy advisor (entrepreneurial-revolution.com). He has moderated numerous innovative and unique activities at Davos and other World Economic Forum events. Isenberg is on the advisory board of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship and is currently founding executive director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project.

Bonnie Hayes wrote the hit songs “Have a Heart” and “Love Letter” from the acclaimed Bonnie Raitt album Nick of Time. She has also written songs for Cher, Bette Midler, David Crosby, Robert Cray, Adam Ant, Booker T. and the MGs, and many more. Hayes produced the Gospel Hummingbirds’s Grammy-nominated 1992 album Steppin’ Out and toured with pop-punk icon Billy Idol. She scored a college radio hit with the 1980s cult favorite “Shelley’s Boyfriend,” which also appeared with another of Hayes’s songs in the 1983 motion picture Valley Girl. She is chair of the Songwriting Department at Berklee.

Calestous Juma is a professor at Harvard Kennedy School and director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He also directs the center's Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; serves as faculty chair of the Edward S. Mason Fellows Program; and is the faculty chair of the Innovation for Economic Development executive program. Juma is a former executive secretary of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity and founding director of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi, Kenya. He has been elected to several scientific academies, including the Royal Society of London and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and won international awards for his work on sustainable development. He holds a doctorate in science and technology policy studies. His latest book is The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa (Oxford), published in 2011. 

Steve Bailey, an influential six-string fretless bass pioneer, educator, and author, is chair of Berklee's Bass Department. He succeeds Rich Appleman, who retired in May 2012 after holding the position for 40 years. A partial list of Bailey's extensive recording and performance credits include projects with Paquito D'Rivera, Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Lew Tabackin, Victor Wooten, Dave Liebman, Claudio Roditti, Hank Jones, Michel Camilo, the Rippingtons, David Benoit, Kilauea, Jethro Tull, Jon Anderson, Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Billy Joe Shaver, Larry Carlton, Emily Remler, Kitaro, Tab Benoit, Chris Duarte, Mel Torme, and Johnny Witherspoon.

Jané Kondev is a theoretical physicist who works on problems in molecular and cell biology. He is a recipient of the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and he has coauthored a prize-winning book on the physics of living cells. He teaches at Brandeis University, where he is the chair of the Physics Department and the codirector of the graduate program in quantitative biology. Last year he was one of 15 newly appointed professors of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In his research, he combines mathematical explorations with experiments on biological molecules and living cells with the goal of uncovering the basic principles of life.    

Sean Jones is a world-class trumpeter and composer who has released four albums on Mack Avenue Records and is featured on the Grammy Awardwinning album Turned to Blue by Nancy Wilson. With each new project he adds a new style to his repertoire—modern bop, funk/soul, gospel—and on Kaleidoscope, his latest release, he showcases the music and voices of top-flight singers. This show will feature a brief set by Jones and his band that will segue into jam sessions with Berklee students. He is chair of Berklee’s Brass Department.

Sujata K. Bhatia is a lecturer on Biomedical Engineering at Harvard, as well as an associate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She received an M.D./Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then worked from 2003 to 2011 at DuPont. She is an expert in bioadhesives for wound closure, minimally invasive medical devices, and tissue regeneration. Sujata is the author of Biomaterials for Clinical Applications, and has served on panels and committees for the National Academy of Engineering, NASA, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Science Foundation.
 

Tickets are available by invitation or by signing up via Eventbrite.

The Roots of Reggaeton with Wayne Marshall

Wednesday / March 4, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Wayne Marshall
Wayne Marshall
Image courtesy of the artist
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.
Red Room at 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
Image courtesy of the artist
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
Image courtesy of the artist
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

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