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Oscar Stagnaro: Contemporary Electric Bass Techniques for Latin American Music

Thursday / October 4, 2018 / 1:15 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Oscar Stagnaro
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Bass professor Oscar Stagnaro will demonstrate left- and right-handed techniques for the electric bass, including slap, tap, and muting applied to Latin genres such as salsa, timba, songo, festejo, and samba.

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Free

Survey of Colombian Music from the Andean Region

Monday / July 23, 2018 / 1:15 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Hector Vargas
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Trumpet player Yohanny Díaz and pianist Hector Vargas will offer a discussion and recital, at which they will perform traditional Colombian music such as the bambuco and the pasillo. They will include works by composers of their hometown of Quindío, as well as their approach to the adaptation of this music to a trumpet and piano format. 

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Free

Writing for the Harp Workshop

Tuesday / October 9, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Writing for the harp can be daunting. Whether you are a composer, arranger, film score composer, or just love the harp, don’t miss the annual Writing for the Harp Workshop. It features performances by Berklee College of Music harp students and useful tips on effective techniques for writing for this ethereal and difficult instrument. Handouts will be provided.

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Free

On the Spot: Creating Parts for Studio and Stage When the Clock Is Running

Thursday / July 19, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Chris Horvath ’87 and Piano Department faculty member Dave Limina lead a group of distinguished alumni session musicians (including Percussion Department faculty member Larry Finn) in a performance/demonstration on creating parts on the spot.

Horvath, Limina, and Finn have performed on hundreds of commercially released recordings and soundtracks in many contemporary styles.

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Free

Chris Horvath Clinic: MainStage on Stage for Keyboardists

Wednesday / July 18, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Chris Horvath ’87, a Los Angeles–based keyboardist, guitarist, producer, and composer, presents a clinic on the specifics of using MainStage for live performances.

Horvath has worked with Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald, Billy Idol, Brian McKnight, and Jack Johnson, among others. He also will address the responsibilities of being a musical director and putting together a concert with limited rehearsal time.

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Free

Neal Pogue: A Grammy Winning Engineer’s Story

Wednesday / June 27, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Neal Pogue
Neal Pogue
Moderated by Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MP&E
 
Grammy Award-Winning Mixer/Producer/Engineer Neal H. Pogue is best recognized for his work with major recording artists such as Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Outkast, and P!nk. Neal’s work mixing the 11-times Platinum OutKast album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below earned him a Grammy for the smash hit “Hey Ya!” He also mixed the hit single “Waterfalls” for TLC’s CrazySexyCool, one of the first albums to receive RIAA Diamond Certification for selling over 10 million copies.
 
Veteran music Mixer/Producer/Songwriter Neal H Pogue, born and raised in the New Jersey borough of Roselle, has 30 years of experience in the music industry, and has worked with a multitude of artists across nearly every genre. Most notably, Pogue won an Album of the Year Grammy Award for his work on Outkastʼs mega-hit album Speakerboxx/ The Love Below, which included mixing perhaps the most popular song of that decade, “Hey Ya!”.
 
Pogue, produced, mixed and A&R'd Earth, Wind and Fire's critically acclaimed album Now Then and Forever. In addition co-wrote the song "Sign On".
 
Pogue also mixed one of the biggest songs in Billboard Top 40 history, Awolnation's 4x platinum single "Sail".
 
One of the most sought after mixers in the business, Pogue has a resume that features a whoʼs who of the music industry, including Stevie Wonder, Pink, Travis Barker, Lil Wayne, Tyler The Creator Flower Boy, TLC "Waterfalls", Macy Gray, Anderson.Paak "Bubblin", Aloe Blacc "I'm The Man", Nicki Minaj "Your Love" and Janelle Monae's Electric Lady.
 
To request accommodations for this event due to a disability, please contact learningcenter@berklee.edu

Guitar Sessions: German Schauss—The Thinking Shredder’s Approach to Guitar, Technique, and Sounds

Thursday / August 16, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
German Schauss
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Renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss presents a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and concepts.

Covered topics include:

  • Picking, legato, sweeping, and tapping techniques
  • Fretboard navigation
  • Development of good practice habits
  • Developing your own voice and uniqueness on the instrument

Schauss is a guitarist, composer, author, and educator. He performs and tours as the leader of his band and with internationally known artists. He writes music for commercials, television, and video games, and has been named one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine.

Schauss is the author of many best-selling books and videos, including Speed Guitar, Shredding Guitar Workout, Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini, and Shredding the Composers. He also writes a popular monthly column for Gitarre & Bass, Germany’s biggest guitar magazine.

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Free

Guitar Sessions: Tim Miller Clinic—Intervallic Architecture

Monday / August 13, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

For Guitar Sessions 2018, Tim Miller presents Intervallic Architecture, a clinic that will teach students to creatively construct unique arpeggios for use in improvisation. Guitarists will gain a new perspective on visualizing the guitar fretboard using Miller's unique concepts.

Miller, a guitar professor at Berklee College of Music, offers a distinctive voice to the world of jazz and rock guitar. Guitar Player magazine characterized his playing as “pure melody consciousness with remarkable control, and a breathy, violiny tone.” His most notable recordings are Trio, Trio Volume 2, and Trio Volume 3

Miller has performed and recorded with Eric Johnson, Dweezil Zappa, Paul Motian, Randy Brecker, and Gary Burton. He coauthored the book Creative Chordal Harmony for Guitar and authored Guitar Ensemble Techniques, a course for Berklee Online.

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Free

Alumni Reunion Dinner in Beijing

Monday / July 2, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
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Chao Hotel Sanlitun, 4 Workers' Stadium East Road
Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi
China
100027
Beijing, China

Berklee is coming to Beijing, China. We invite you to join fellow alumni and friends in the industry for an evening of mixing, mingling, and catching up on all things Berklee.

Stefanie Henning, associate vice president for career and digital strategy, and Dustin Gee, manager of employer development and engagement, will discuss new and exciting initiatives at the institution and changes throughout the industry.

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Free

School Night Workshop Series: The Professional Musician

Tuesday / June 19, 2018 / 6:30 p.m.
Emerson College Los Angeles Center, 5960 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles
CA
United States
90028
Ro Rowan and Demian Arriaga
Ro Rowan B.M. ’13 (left) and Demian Arriaga B.M. ’04
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Join Justine Taormino, associate director of Alumni Affairs, at the Emerson College Los Angeles Center for a panel discussion on the ins and outs of being a professional touring musician.

Panelists include:

  • Ro Rowan B.M. ’13—cellist, composer, songwriter, and sound designer
  • Demian Arriaga B.M. ’04—touring drummer, teacher, and host of the Music Mentor podcast

Check-in begins 6:30 p.m., conversation 7 p.m.

Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Note that security at the Emerson Building requires photo identification to check in. If you have questions, contact Alumni Affairs at alumniaffairs@berklee.edu.

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School Night is a summer workshop series for alumni and students in Los Angeles.

Admission: 
Free

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