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Nashville Musician/Songwriter Jam

Tuesday / September 12, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Nashville Musicians Union—11 Music Circle North,
Nashville
TN
United States
37203
Nashville, Tennessee

The Nashville Musician's Union presents the Musician/Songwriter Jam, a recurring event for which you need not be a union member to participate. Songwriters are encouraged to send John Mattick B.M. '80 an MP3 or link to their song, as well as a chart of their song as a PDF or JPEG to jmattick@comcast.net.

Mattick will organize the songs and share them in advance with the musicians, who also participate. It is a great opportunity to network with other musicians and songwriters, and get experience reading charts and working in a recording-session environment without stress. All musicians and songwriters are encouraged to participate.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee's EDTalks

Tuesday / September 12, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Have you ever been inspired by a teacher, or perhaps thought about becoming one? Berklee's EDTalks is an evening of high-speed presentations by alumni, faculty, and staff on the art of teaching, featuring stories about the power and influence of great teachers.

Berklee student leaders also will share their perspectives and engage the audience with music-making activities designed for children. Door prizes and free burritos will be provided.

Admission: 
Free

A Geometry of Music, Presented by Dmitri Tymoczko

Thursday / October 26, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Dmitri Tymoczko
Image courtesy of the artist

Dmitri Tymoczko, a composer and music theorist from Princeton University, will discuss his influential book, A Geometry of Music. He focuses on the common traits of all styles of tonal music.

Admission: 
Free

Open Music Initiative Summer Lab Final Demo Day

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 11:00 a.m.
IDEO: 80 Prospect Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02139

Join us to hear the latest updates and check out the final ventures from the Summer Lab of the Open Music Initiative (OMI). The 19 Summer Lab fellows, including six Berklee students, have worked in four teams to explore the edges of derivative musical works by utilizing distributed ledgers and OMI’s new API.

Meet the Teams:

  • Fiber: A VR exploration of the facets of a song. Think Song Exploder combined with Inception. You’ll walk into the song and the world it has created. They are expanding the recommended categories of the API by including information beyond attribution and metadata.
  • LÜM: An active and passive data collection system for club DJs. Their interactive demo captures an audience's dancing and gestures (phone accelerometer) to inform and change a live DJ mix and/or capture response. This is a great example of how the API can be used in combination with other data to create new meaning: in this case, identifying fan interest.
  • EchoWe: A sample marketplace that allows for content creators to clear copyright issues with their inspired or derivative works through pre-clearing tracks. By using blockchain’s provenance and monetary distribution, they hope to create multileveled attribution that allows for people to easily capture and create complex licensing contracts.
  • DeepDive: A community-focused platform that helps uncover an artist or musician’s moments and the influences that stem from them. They also are writing API Specs as an add-on to the OMI API because they are going beyond attribution to “influence” and narrative.

Agenda

  • 10:30 a.m.—Registration
  • 11:00 a.m.—Welcome
  • 11:15 a.m.—Update on the OMI API with Context Labs
  • 11:30 a.m.—Summer Lab 2017 Overview
  • 11:40 a.m.—Summer Lab Team Presentations
  • 12:20 p.m.—Lunch
  • 12:40 p.m.—Summer Lab Team Demos
  • 3:00 p.m.—Discussion
  • 4:00 p.m.—Adjourn
Admission: 
Free

Open Music Initiative Summer Lab Midpoint Demo Day

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 11:00 a.m.
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Sixth Floor Lecture Hall (Room E14-633)
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142

Join us to hear the latest updates and check out new ventures from the Summer Lab of the Open Music Initiative (OMI). The 19 Summer Lab fellows, including six Berklee students, have worked in four teams to explore the edges of derivative musical works by utilizing distributed ledgers and OMI's new API.

The Summer Lab design challenge includes:

  • Cataloging, attributing, and distributing live DJ mixes.
  • Commercializing mixtapes built from original material and back catalogs.
  • Compensating musicians for visual works using their songs as data.
  • Identifying individuals for their contributions to single tracks in new works.

All OMI members and supporters are encouraged to join us, participate in the discussion, and provide feedback on the early prototypes.

Agenda:

  • 10:30 a.m.—Registration
  • 11:00 a.m.—Welcome and opening remarks
  • 11:30 a.m.—Team presentations and lunch
  • 2:30 p.m.—Feedback and discussion
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Free

Alumni Office Hours

Thursday / August 24, 2017 / 1:30 p.m.
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Sherman Oaks Galleria
15303 Ventura Blvd, Bldg C, Suite 900
Los Angeles
CA
United States
91403

Alumni Office Hours give Berklee graduates in the Los Angeles area a chance to meet other neighboring alumni to discuss the community and how they can become more involved in events and volunteering. They also provide a venue for newcomers to the industry to voice their questions.

These small group meetings are perfect for alumni who are new to town or visiting to learn more about the city, or for any alumni who would like to be more connected. As career questions come up, we focus on supporting alumni as they become part of the community and industry in Los Angeles.

It's a highly recommended first event for new alumni. Please register

Admission: 
Free; RSVP at the link

Alumni Office Hours

Tuesday / August 15, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Sherman Oaks Galleria
15303 Ventura Blvd, Bldg C, Suite 900
Los Angeles
CA
United States
91403

Alumni Office Hours give Berklee graduates in the Los Angeles area a chance to meet other neighboring alumni to discuss the community and how they can become more involved in events and volunteering. They also provide a venue for newcomers to the industry to voice their questions.

These small group meetings are perfect for alumni who are new to town or visiting to learn more about the city, or for any alumni who would like to be more connected. As career questions come up, we focus on supporting alumni as they become part of the community and industry in Los Angeles.

It's a highly recommended first event for new alumni. Please register

Admission: 
Free; RSVP at the link

Horn Phrasing/Fingerboard Navigation for Guitarists Featuring the Mark White Octet

Thursday / August 17, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join Berklee faculty guitarist Mark White as he demonstrates techniques for horn-style phrasing and fingerboard navigation on the guitar. The clinic features his four-horn octet playing killer arrangements by Marty Paich, Bill Holman, Dick Lowell, and others.

Admission: 
Free

ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone

Friday / April 6, 2018 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sponsored by the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, which opened its doors in September 2017, the ABLE Assembly promises to be an exceptional professional development opportunity in the field of arts education and special needs, bringing together educators, artists, researchers, policy-makers, school administrators, program administrators, and students to share best practices, engage in hands-on experiences, explore new research, and learn from each other. The event is open to the public. 

Admission: 
$100

Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs Showcase

Tuesday / April 3, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Graduate students in the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs will share their research, curriculum projects, and teaching strategies in this showcase, which will include students with special needs and their arts presentations.

Admission: 
Free

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