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Inside and Out: Tonal, Polytonal, and Atonal Techniques for the 21st Century Guitarist

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Norm Zocher
Image provided by the artist

In the realm of modern jazz, fusion, progressive metal, and rock, this clinic, led by faculty guitarist Norm Zocher, will focus on striking a balance between in and out playing through the application of many tonal, polytonal, and atonal techniques, including the use of super arpeggios, double pentatonics, double harmonic minor, diminished, whole tone, augmented, and double augmented scales, as well as improvisation with the cycle of fifths/fourths and the Mother Chord on the guitar.

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, and referred to as a "guitar legend in the making" as well as one of "Boston's best composers,” Norman Zocher is a longtime professor in Berklee College of Music's Guitar Department, and New England Conservatory Jazz Department faculty member. He was the youngest faculty member at both places at the time of his hiring. Zocher has performed and/or recorded with a broad range of artists including Esperanza Spalding, Maria Schneider, John Medeski, Muhal Richard Abrams, Oliver Lake, and many others. The recordings of the Abby and Norm Group with his wife, fellow Berklee guitar professor Abigail Aronson Zocher, gained him international recognition as a guitarist and a composer. Other critically acclaimed albums have featured Zocher with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, John Patitucci, and Joey Calderazzo. He is a composer and guitarist for the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra where he writes, performs, and records works for guitar and jazz orchestra. His recent work for solo violin, "Rock Ethic" (Affetto Recordings), commissioned by String Department faculty member Mimi Rabson with a grant from Berklee, was featured in Strings magazine and has been performed around the globe by former Metropolitan Opera Concert master Elmira Darvarova and others. Described by the Boston Globe as a “fast rising star of pedal steel,” Zocher has accomplished many firsts on the instrument, including being the only person to ever perform John Coltrane’s 26.2 on pedal steel guitar as well as performing the world premier of "Giant Steps" on the E9 neck in a duo with bass legend Cecil McBee. Known as the Super Bowl of steel guitar, Norm was a featured performer at the International Steel Guitar Convention, where 5,000 steel guitarists from 33 countries converge on St. Louis. As a theoretician and international clinician, Zocher is the founder of A Grand Unified Theory of Music, which details how the harmonic series is at the root of all things musical, and the Everything Sheet, which finds that all melodic or harmonic possibilities are one of 350 unique structures.

Admission: 
Free

South American Seminar presented by Leo Blanco

Tuesday / April 11, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
1140 Boylston St, Room N
Boston
MA
02215

IT IS SOUTH AMERICAN TIME!!!

THIS COMING TUESDAY I WILL BE OFFERING THE 3rd OF A SERIES OF 4 SEMINARS ABOUT SOUTH AMERICAN MUSIC.
 
WILL DISSCUSS HOW HISTORICAL EVENTS, IN ALL ASPECTS: POLITICAL, RELIGIOUS, OPRESION VS REBELLION & CULTURAL EVENTS, HAVE SHAPED THE MUSIC IN SOUTH AMERICA. LEARN DIFFERENT STYLES OF MUSIC, AUDIO & VIDEO EXAMPLES.

 
OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
MUSICIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR INSTRUMENTS 
 
TUESDAY APRIL 11TH, 4PM TO 6PM
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
1140 BOYSLTON ST
ROOM N (BASEMENT)
free for all!!!
 
for more information, contact: lblanco@berklee.edu
IG: leoblancomusic

 

Admission: 
Free

Hello, Chicago! A Berklee Alumni Gathering in the Windy City

Tuesday / April 11, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Nellcôte, 833 W. Randolph St. (in Chicago's West Loop)
Chicago
IL
United States
60607

Join your fellow Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee alumni and friends from around the Chicago metro area for an evening of mixing, mingling, and catching up on all things Berklee.


Hear from Berklee leadership about new and exciting initiatives at the college, the 2016 merger with the Boston Conservatory, and changes throughout Berklee and the industry.

Register

Admission: 
Free

Crowdfunding 101: Finding and Engaging Your Superfans

Thursday / April 13, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Crowdfunding 101: Finding and Engaging Your Superfans
presented by Chloe Johnson, PledgeMusic
with special guest Will Dailey, songwriter
 
An overview by PledgeMusic campaign manager, Chloe Johnson, on what the world of crowdfunding looks like for an artist just starting out: detailing how artists can (and should) grow their fan database before embarking on a crowdfunding campaign and what the best practices are for engaging a fanbase before, during and after a pre-order campaign. Local singer-songwriter Will Dailey joins to share his crowdfunding experiences as an independent artist and offer insight from an artist's perspective.
Admission: 
free

Magic Melodyne: Editing with Melodyne 4

Wednesday / April 12, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Magic Melodyne: Editing with Melodyne 4
Co-sponsored by Berklee AES
 
Product expert Carlo Libertini will present a clinic demonstrating the powerful features avaialble in Melodyne 4, the latest version of the flagship audio editing software. With Melodyne you can adjust the pitch, timing, dynamics and timbre of individual notes–even within chords! New features include the Sound Editor with its totally new sound design possibilities, DNA: Direct Note Access and ultra-accurate tempo detection. Furthermore, Melodyne 4 studio now also runs directly as a plug-in within your DAW. Come learn why and how so many professional audio engineers the world over have made Melodyne an essential part of their workflow.
 
Admission: 
Free

SAAW Latin Dance Club Party

Sunday / April 23, 2017 / 9:30 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, the Health & Wellness department and Residential Education are hosting a dance party where students can learn salsa, bachata, and merengue from the professionals at Arthur Murray Dance Studio Boston and dance the night away. Partner dancing is all about respect, consent, and teamwork. This event will be a way to open a discussion about sexual assault prevention, and how social dancing can teach valuable skills that promote a safe and fun community.

If you need disability accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Madison Salsman. This event is open to all members of the Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee community.

Join Berklee’s Team at the BARCC Walk for Change

Sunday / April 23, 2017 / 8:30 a.m.
Artesani Park, 1255 Soldiers' Field Rd.
Brighton
MA

 

A team from Berklee will once again participate in the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's (BARCC) annual Walk for Change. The Walk for Change is a benefit walk to increase awareness about preventing sexual violence and raise much-needed funds for BARCC. The Walk is a 2.6 mile loop along the Charles River. Last year, Berklee had one of the largest collegiate teams present, and we hope to do the same again this year. Berklee's Reach Out Initiative is covering the registration fees for participants. We invite all members of the Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee community to join our team: Berklee #healtheteal

 

To join Berklee's team at the BARCC Walk for Change:

  1. Go to Berklee's Team Page and click the JOIN THE TEAM button on the right.

  2. Click CREATE NEW ACCOUNT in the middle of the page (if you registered for the walk last year, log in with your credentials).

  3. Read and accept the waiver.

  4. Select JOIN A TEAM and Adult (or Adult&Dog, if you’re bringing your dog with you!) as your registration type.

  5. Enter BERKLEE in the coupon code box.

  6. Search BERKLEE #HEALTHETEAL in the team name search bar, and then on the right select our team.

  7. Click NEXT, fill in your contact info, and create a log-in username and password. Create your own url that will connect you to your personal fundraising page should you want to personally raise funds.

  8. Fill out the Additional Information page, including your fundraising goals and your t-shirt size.

  9. Click NEXT and select any Additional Merchandise you would like and NEXT to confirm Payment Information.

  10. Click NEXT and review your account information.

  11. Click REGISTER ME to finalize your registration.

There will be a bus going to/from Berklee.  The bus will leave on Sunday April 23rd from 1140 Boylston St. at 8:30 a.m. and will leave the Walk to return to Berklee at 11:30 a.m.  If you would like to take the bus, please fill out the 

and return it to the team captain, Leah Driscoll, Assistant Director for Health Promotion, either by emailing it or dropping it off at the front desk of the Counseling & Advising Center on floor 3A of the 921 Boylston St. building.  Bus space is limited to the first 50 people who return the waiver.  More information about public transportation and parking at the Walk can be found on BARCC's Walk for Change page.  

 

SAAW Talk: Coffee with Members of the Equity Leadership Team

Friday / April 21, 2017 / 9:00 a.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Stop by and chat with Josh Crary and various other members of the Equity Leadership team to learn and ask questions about our equity policy and system. This will be a very informal opportunity for intimate conversation, refreshments, and time to get to know various members of our Equity Leadership team, their positions, responsibilities, and the college’s commitment to addressing and eliminating sexual misconduct. This event is sponsored by the Equity Leadership team and the Reach Out Initiative.

If you require disability accommodations, please contact Josh. This event is being presented as part of Berklee's Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) 2017, and is open to all member of the Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee community members.

Trauma-informed Restorative Yoga Session

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Join us in The Loft to learn how yoga can help manage the symptoms of trauma. You're invited to participate in a yoga session specifically designed to help those in trauma recovery. We'll hold a brief Q&A before our trauma-informed yoga session with special guest Kelly Carmichael. Mats and props will be available, though attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats if they have them.  This event is open to all members of the Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee community.

If you need disability accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Liz Egan. This event is being sponsored by the Reach Out Initiative and is presented as part of Berklee's Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) 2017.

Director's Council Meeting: The Role of Responsible Employees

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 10:00 a.m.
Eisenson Room
160 Massachusetts Avenue, third floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Members of the Director's Council will learn more about the important role they play as responsible employees in ensuring compliance with our Equity Policy and creating an inclusive environment. The session will be facilitated by Christy Anthony, Deputy for Equity System Administration.  

This event is being sponsored by Human Resources, and is presented as part of Berklee's Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) 2017.  

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