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Tim & Eric: 10-Year Anniversary Awesome Tour

Thursday / July 13, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tim & Eric
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In honor of the momentous 10-year anniversary of Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!Tim & Eric are hitting the road this summer for a special 10-Year Anniversary Awesome Tour! In the words of Tim & Eric, “It’s been 10 years. We are heading out to see our chips across the U.S.A. and celebrate this incredible decade of Tim and Eric with a number of new spoofs and goofs, riffs and bits, songs and dances, and hope to create memories to last a lifetime.” 

The comedy duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have developed such a distinct and creative style, it’s no surprise that writers and advertising agencies across the country have essentially named a style after their bizarre brand of humor. In addition to Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, for which they are best known, and their first feature film, Tim & Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, they run Abso Lutely Productions, a production team behind some of today’s most exciting and original television programs including the Eric Andre Show, Nathan For You, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, W/ Bob & David, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and Decker, among others, plus the web series “On Cinema.” Additionally, Eric directed four episodes of the first season of Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning show, Master of None, on which he also stars alongside the show’s creator and lead Aziz Ansari, and is a renowned director of music videos for artists including MGMT, Major Lazer, Beach House, Charli XCX, Flying Lotus, and more. Tim has acted in Eastbound & Down, The Comedy, Bridesmaids, Portlandia, and other films and television programs. He is also a musician who released his first solo album last year, and is known for writing and releasing music about the current political landscape.

Admission: 
$42.50 / $47.50

Volunteer with the Esplanade Association

Friday / June 16, 2017 / 9:00 a.m.

Volunteers will support the mission of the organization to revitalize and care for the park's natural environment and historic character. Volunteers may help care for over 1700 trees and shrubs, restore perennial beds, work with compost, restore turf, or help to remove invasive plants. 

June 16, 2017: 9:00 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.

Sign up today! 

 


School Night: Film Composing

Tuesday / June 6, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
5960 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles
California
United States
90028
Los Angeles at night

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

Workshop 2: Film Composing

Ever wonder what it takes to get started as a film composer? Should you start as an assistant or go after your own projects first? And how does one find out about composers seeking assistants or filmmakers seeking composers?

Join Justine Taormino, associate director of Alumni Affairs, as she leads a panel discussion about film composing, with the added angle of being female in the entertainment industry.

Panelists include:

  • Tori Letzler '12, vocal soloist, composer and creator of "The Future Is Female: A Concert for Women in Film"
  • Jessica Rae Huber B.M. '12, film and television composer for The Walking Dead, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Lost Land of Yehey

Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

To register via the Berklee Career Manager*, please follow these instructions.

*An alumni account is needed to access the Career Manager. Don't have an account yet? Register for one here.

Admission: 
Free

Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Clinic with Eric Harland

Wednesday / September 20, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Eric Harland
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The opening event of the annual Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program will be a clinic featuring Eric Harland. A multi-Grammy-nominated drummer, Harland has already had nearly 400 recordings and multiple film scores at the age of 40. He has been recognized in the Boston Globe, the New York TimesModern Drummer, and other prominent publications.

Harland has shared the stage with masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, MyCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, and many others. 

Harland was the resident artistic director at the SFJAZZ Center for the 2014-2016 season and was also artist in residence at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival. Harland had the privilege of being invited to and attending President Barack Obama’s 2016 White House state dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Admission: 
Free

Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Master Class with Eric Harland

Thursday / September 21, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Eric Harland
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The second event of the three-day Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence program, this master class features Eric Harland. A multi-Grammy-nominated drummer, Harland has already had nearly 400 recordings and multiple film scores at the age of 40. He has been recognized in the Boston Globe, the New York Times, Modern Drummer, and other prominent publications.

Harland has shared the stage with masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, MyCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, and many others. 

Harland was the resident artistic director at the SFJAZZ Center for the 2014-2016 season and was also artist in residence at the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival. Harland had the privilege of being invited to and attending President Barack Obama’s 2016 White House state dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Admission: 
Free

Interview with Tony Ann, Keyboardist for The Chainsmokers

Friday / June 2, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Interview with Tony Ann, Keyboardist for The Chainsmokers

After posting a piano cover on YouTube in 2016 of “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down”, the hit songs by The Chainsmokers, Tony Ann, Contemporary Writing and Production student at Berklee, found himself invited along for their current tour. In early 2017, Tony joined up with the group and has since performed on Saturday Night Live and in arenas across North America. Join us as we talk with Tony about his experiences on the road and discuss insights from his time touring with The Chainsmokers. The conversation will conclude with an intimate performance on piano by Tony Ann.

Admission: 
Free

Session Tuesdays Jam with Berklee Alumni

Tuesday / June 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
The Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue
Albany
CA
United States
94706

Join us for a special Berklee alumni edition of Session Tuesdays at the Ivy Room. Hosted by alumni volunteer Marcelino Quiroz B.M. '04, this free, friendly hang is a chance to grab some food, mingle with other alumni, and get down to great improvisational jazz, funk, blues, R&B, and more at this cozy music venue. The alumni hang starts at 8:00 p.m. followed by the jam at 9:30 p.m.

Session Tuesdays feature local and Bay Area professional musicians mixing it up with each other and a solid house band for a unique musical experience each week. The lineup switches throughout the night, resulting in fantastic impromptu performances.

The house band comprises Marcelino Quiroz (keys), Sara Remington (vocals), John Foster (guitar), Kris Jones (drums), and Mike Toth (bass). All alumni are welcome.

If you have questions, contact Marcelino Quiroz at marcelino.quiroz@me.com.

Admission: 
Free

School Night Workshop Series: The Touring Musician

Tuesday / May 30, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Emerson College Los Angeles, 5960 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles
California
United States
90028
Los Angeles at night

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

Workshop 1: The Touring Musician

Ever wonder what it takes to land a touring gig with huge pop artists like the Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, and BØRNS? How about what musical directors are looking for when they hold auditions? And how does one find out about these auditions anyway?

Join Justine Taormino, associate director of Alumni Affairs, as she leads a panel discussion on the ins and outs of being a touring musician.

Panelists include:

  • Kristen Gleeson-Prata B.M. '10, touring drummer for BØRNS
  • Drew Taubenfeld B.M. '06, musical director for Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez, and others
  • Demian Arriaga B.M. '04, touring drummer for Iggy Azalea, the Jonas Brothers, and others

Seating is limited. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

To register via the Berklee Career Manager*, please follow these instructions.

*An alumni account is needed to access the Career Manager. Don't have an account yet? Register for one here.

Admission: 
Free

Eula Lawrence: Vocalist and Piano Trio Working Together

Wednesday / July 19, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This clinic features special guest vocalist Eula Lawrence, backed up by a trio featuring Berklee faculty Tim Ray (piano), John Pierce (bass), and Berklee alumnus Les Harris Jr. '83 (drums). The focus of the clinic is how a rhythm section can provide the best accompaniment for a vocalist and how the vocalist can let the band know what he or she wants.

Pianist Tim Ray is an in-demand accompanist for many vocalists, including an extended stint with Lyle Lovett and recent performances with Tony Bennett. Bassist John Pierce has led a trio and quartet three nights a week at All Seasons Table restaurant in Malden, Massachusetts, for the past 10 years, along with drummer Jon Hazilla and a rotating roster of vocalists and pianists. Drummer Les Harris Jr. has been active for many years in the New Hampshire and Boston area, and has toured the world with the vocal group the Ritz, as well as having worked with many New England jazz greats.

Vocalist Eula Lawrence hails from Philadelphia but has been in Boston for many years, having performed with many of Boston’s finest musicians and having recorded with jazz luminaries including Harvie S and Alan Dawson. Her most recent recording, “Eula,” was released in 2013, with Tim Ray on piano, John Pierce on bass, and Jon Hazilla on drums. 

Admission: 
Free

Scoring the Bollywood Musical

Thursday / May 11, 2017 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Scoring the Bollywood Musical
How does a composer use song themes in the underscore for a Bollywood film? And if there is more than one composer on a film, each using their own musical scales, what is the Bollywood score composer to do to make them fit together harmonically? And what is the sensibility of a Bollywood film score as different from a Hollywood-style score? Come learn from one of the masters of the Bollywood score, Raju Singh, as he presents examples from his own work and takes student questions.
 
Rajinder Singh Panesar is an Indian musician, music composer, arranger, music director, music producer and singer. He has composed scores for over a hundred movies.
Admission: 
Free

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