Lecture

Remo Day Lecture with Chris Hart

Monday / September 28, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Chris Hart, Remo Drum Head Company's director of artist and public relations worldwide, gives a lecture on endorsement and the business side of the music industry. This event is part of Remo Day at Berklee, which will feature presentations by Remo corporate staff members and culminate in a concert featuring Berklee faculty.

Admission: 
Free

Remo Day Lecture with Bruce Jacoby

Monday / September 28, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bruce Jacoby, the Remo Drum Head Company's manager of education, presents the history of Remo drums and drum tuning. This event is part of Remo Day at Berklee, which will feature presentations by Remo corporate staff members and culminate with a concert featuring Berklee faculty.

Admission: 
Free

Mikhail Kazinik Lecture

Monday / October 12, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Russian musicologist and violinist Mikhail Kazinik is renowned for his powerful insights into the mysteries of musical expression and the creative processes of genius composers. Alla Cohen, an associate professor in the Composition Department, will translate his remarks. Don't miss this unique opportunity; Kazinik rarely lectures in the United States.

Admission: 
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: David Friend

Friday / September 25, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
David Friend

Join Panos Panay, the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship's managing director, for the kickoff of the academic year with a discussion with David Friend, cofounder of ARP Instruments and the lead designer of the original Odyssey. Friend has been a successful technology entrepreneur for over 25 years. He made and sold the first low-cost portable synthesizer, putting it into the hands of the Who, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Herbie Hancock, and countless high school rock bands. He has since cofounded five additional companies, such as Carbonite, and is a champion of the arts and a trustee (emeritus) of Berklee and the New England Conservatory.

Admission: 
Free

Thomas Stegemann

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Haviland Street Building
7 Haviland Street
Boston
MA
United States
Thomas Stegemann

Visiting lecturer Thomas Stegemann, psychiatrist and head of the Music Therapy Department at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, will give a lecture in which he presents insights into the long-standing history of music therapy in Vienna. The lecture will include a discussion of the connection between Boston and the foundation of the Viennese music therapy training course 56 years ago.

Admission: 
Free

The Future of Music Therapy in Oncology

Tuesday / November 17, 2015 / 2:30 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

This panel welcomes international experts in music therapy and integrative oncology who will be speaking at the international conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology. They will discuss future directions in music therapy and the evolving specialty of integrative oncology. Panelists include the following:

  • Debra Burns
  • Clare O’Callaghan
  • Lisa Gallagher
  • Suzanne Hanser
  • Deforia Lane
  • Lucanne Magill
  • Sheri Robb
  • Angela Wibben
  • Heather Woods
Admission: 
Free

Thomas Stegemann

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 9:00 a.m.
Haviland Street Building
7 Haviland Street, Room 117
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Thomas Stegemann

Visiting lecturer Thomas Stegemann, psychiatrist and head of the Music Therapy Department at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria, will give a lecture in which he presents insights into the long-standing history of music therapy in Vienna. The lecture will include a discussion of the connection between Boston and the foundation of the Viennese music therapy training course 56 years ago.

Admission: 
Free

Super Genes: An Evening with Deepak Chopra

Sunday / December 6, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Deepak Chopra

The leap into "radical well-being" is a promise waiting to be fulfilled. Join Deepak Chopra as he shares a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity. 

Admission: 
$50 / $65 / $80 / $95 / $125

Africana Studies Lecture

Tuesday / February 2, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall.

A leading scholar in the field of Africana studies and the music of the African diaspora will provide an hour-long lecture including a Q&A.

Admission: 
Free

23rd Zafris Distinguished Lecture for Music Business/Management

Friday / February 19, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Nir Seroussi

Nir Seroussi '96 is the president of Sony Music U.S. Latin, home to many international music legends such as Chayanne, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Julio Iglesias, and Ricky Martin, among others. Under Seroussi’s direction, the label has experienced renewed growth as its unparalleled roster of artists achieves consistent multiformat chart success and receives the industry’s most prestigious recognitions and awards. Born in Israel and raised in Venezuela, Seroussi thrives on musical versatility but has followed a particular passion for the Latin market. 

Seroussi holds a bachelor of music in music business/management summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music. Prior to Sony, he held senior positions at prominent companies in the Latin entertainment industry including EMI Latin and independent music publisher Insignia Music. He is the only Latin music executive to have been profiled in Billboard’s annual 40 under 40 Power Players list for three consecutive years. In addition, Billboard named Seroussi a Latin Power Player and has included him on its Best Bets list. He is also a two-time BMI Latin Award recipient, having penned songs for top artists in a number of genres.

The title of his lecture, which will take place in an interview format with Don Gorder, chair of the Music Business/Management Department, is Artists and Labels: Reinventing the Relationship.

Admission: 
Free

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