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Conquering your Game Audio Career

Thursday / May 3, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
screenshot from the game Destiny
Destiny
Pratt Bennet has been teaching Berklee students how to up their game for over 20 years, and has been career coaching students, graduates, and clients in multiple industries for almost 30. Using his secret blend of neuroscience, hard-won experience, proven strategies, and magical talismans, he shows people how to unlock their hidden superpowers, create a league of legendary allies, and achieve previously unreachable levels of bossness. He also shows them how to make waves of good karma flow in all directions. Cause we need more of it.
 
Based in Seattle, Washington, Akash Thakkar has extensive experience in the game industry as a composer and sound designer, with credits including Destiny, Hyper Light Drifter, Heat Signature, and dozens of others. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Akash has given talks at dozens of events around the world - including 2 TEDx talks. He also teaches as a game audio professor at the Seattle Film Institute and is constantly looking for new ways to spread his knowledge within the game industry.

Interview with Tori Letzler, Composer, and Sally House, Owner, The Hit House, via Skype

Friday / April 27, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Tori Letzler
Tori Letzler
The Hit House is a music production company based in Los Angeles, California. Creating music for film, television, commercials, and movie trailers as well as publishing production music libraries. The companies client list includes every major film studio and many multi-national blue chip brands.
 
Tori Letzler is a composer & vocalist based out of Los Angeles. Tori’s has contributed featured vocals to a variety of major film, TV, and video game scores including ; Wonder Woman, Batman V Superman, American Horror Story, and Call of Duty. Most recently you can hear her vocals featured in a tv spot for “Avengers : Infinity War “ with music from The Hit House. Tori has contributed additional music to a variety of TV shows such as Iron Fist (Netflix) and Vikings, as well as scoring her own projects including an upcoming short for Disney Animation. Frequent collaborators include Hans Zimmer, Brian Tyler, and Trevor Morris.
 
Sally is the owner and executive producer of The Hit House, a multi-award winning custom music, sound design and supervision house based in Los Angeles. A native of South Africa, Sally started her career in the USA in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather before transitioning to the client side as Director of Marketing for Kenwood USA and VP of marketing for Clarion Corporation. Today, Sally brings her vast branding and production knowledge to The Hit House and has led their team to success in advertising campaigns for movies such as Solo: A Star Wars Story, Avengers: Infinity War, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book and Suicide Squad; as well as video game campaigns such as The Evil Within 2, The Last Guardian, and Uncharted 4, to name a few. In 2017, The Hit House was involved in over a dozen Clio Award winning campaigns.
 
 
Sally House
Sally House
  

Lunch and Learn: Tools for Faculty to Help Students of Concern

Friday / May 11, 2018 / 12:45 p.m.
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855 Boylston Street, Room 744
Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty are often the first to encounter emotional, behavioral, and other health and wellness concerns with students. This session will empower you with the resources available to assist students in need of support.
 
Participants will learn how to access the newly expanded Berklee Early Alert System to include more information related to health and wellness; discover how to access the most appropriate level of care through Public Safety; comprehend the nature, purpose, and function of the Care, Assessment, Response, Evaluation, Success (CARES) team; and have a clear understanding of how and when counseling services offer help.
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Free

Farewell Celebration for Camille Colatosti

Tuesday / May 8, 2018 / 4:00 p.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Join us for a reception celebrating Camille Colastosti, Dean, Institutional Research and Assessment/Graduate Studies as we wish her well as she embarks on a new journey as Provost at Interlochen Center for the Arts.  All faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. 

Introduction to Music Video Workshop

Friday / May 18, 2018 / 12:00 p.m.
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Power Station at BerkleeNYC
441 West 53rd Street
New York
NY
United States
10019

Video content is an essential tool for musicians trying to reach an audience, and an exciting collaborative opportunity for filmmakers and visual artists. The Introduction to Music Video Workshop at Power Station at BerkleeNYC is a three-day, hands-on intensive focused on capturing musical performance.

Held at the legendary Power Station studios and led by touring artist and Berklee alumnus Matt Nakoa '06, the workshop will take students through the entire process of creating an original performance video—preproduction, production, and postproduction—culminating with a class video screening.

This is the perfect opportunity for musicians or burgeoning video artists looking to expand their knowledge and gain real-world experience in this exciting medium.

Admission: 
$900

Minor of You: Creative Entrepreneurship Information Session

Wednesday / May 2, 2018 / 2:00 p.m.
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Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Info Bubbles

If you are a dancer, performer, producer, therapist, or songwriter who hopes to make a living with your talent, attend this information session to learn how the 11-credit minor in Creative Entrepreneurship provides a road map to success in the real world.

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Free

Love Your Block 2018

Friday / May 4, 2018 / 9:00 a.m.
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7 Haviland Street Courtyard

For over thirteen years, more than 5,000 volunteers have come together across Boston to participate in a citywide cleanup event (formerly known as Boston Shines). Berklee has contributed to this initiative since 2009 by sweeping, raking, and picking up litter in Edgerly Playground and along Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston, Haviland, and Belvidere Streets. Please join us as we help to clean up the neighborhood around Berklee. Sign up here! Volunteers will meet in the 7 Haviland Street Courtyard.

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Free (with RSVP)

North and South Indian Percussion Solos and Rhythm Theory

Monday / April 23, 2018 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Jerry Leake
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Jerry Leake, an artist who teaches percussion with an insatiable desire to span the world, presents a master class and clinic on North and South Indian percussion solos and rhythm theory.

He is the cofounder of the award-winning world music ensemble Natraj, and performs with Club d'Elf and the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society. His world rock/fusion octet Cubist has released three CDs and received national recognition. On tabla, Leake has accompanied Ali Akbar Khan, Steve Gorn, Sharafat Ali Khan, and Chitravina Ravikiran.

This clinic will address:

  • North and South Indian percussion solos
  • Merging rhythm theory and practice
  • Compositional forms and improvisation
  • Tihai cadences and ginti number compositions
  • Alternate setups combing cultures, instruments, and technique
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Free

Berklee VOICES: Addiction, Recovery, & Sobriety

Monday / April 30, 2018 / 7:00 p.m.
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The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
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Join us for an evening of conversation with a panel of current Berklee students, alumni, faculty, and staff, as they share their personal stories and experiences related to addiction, recovery, and sobriety.

Admission: 
Free for current BCM and BCB students

The Art Of Musical Persuasion: Scoring For Advertising And Beyond

Wednesday / April 25, 2018 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Panel featuring Andy Bloch, CEO of Human Worldwide, one the industry's leading production houses.
 
Join us for a discussion on music and audio in advertising with representatives from Human Worldwide, one the industry's leading production houses. Human Worldwide's numerous clients have included Nike, Adidas, Samsung, Audi and the NFL.
 
Founded by composers in service of the world’s biggest brands, for over 10 years, Human has crafted soundtracks for stories told across advertising, broadcast, film, and digital media, with services ranging from composition and sound design to mixing. Human hosts offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, providing the facilities, bandwidth, and flexibility to serve as the ideal music and audio partner for clients and collaborators.
 
Andy Bloch, Founder and CEO of Human Worldwide
Jannek Zechner, Production Coordinator, Human Worldwide
Andrea Pejrolo, Chair, CWP
Kurt Biederwolf, Professor, CWP

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