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Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Pedagogical Approaches to Sexual Violence

Tuesday / April 18, 2017 / 12:30 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join faculty panelists Janet Chwalibog, Ed Lucie, and Carlee Travis to discuss managing issues of sexual violence in a classroom setting. Whether integrated into your curriculum plans or a topic raised by students, this discussion will address how faculty can competently and compassionately address this issue. This discussion will be moderated by Beth Platow. Lunch will be provided.

If you have dietary restrictions beyond vegetarian, please contact Andy Chau. If you need accommodations for a disability, contact Christy Anthony. This event is open to all Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee faculty, and is being presented as part of Berklee's Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) 2017.

Stage Management Minor Info Session

Friday / April 14, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Attend this info session to learn about the Stage Management minor. This opportunity is for Berklee College of Music students only.

As a stage manager:

  • You are at the intersection of the artistic, the technical and the managerial;
  • You are the liaison between and a collaborator with artists, directors, designers, technicians and producers; and
  • You are a key element to the success of any kind of production or performance.

How would the skills you learn benefit you?

  • You would contribute to the artistic value of projects.
  • You would learn from professionals and make professional contacts to strengthen your career.
  • You would fully understand the process of production and would communicate effectively with people at all levels.
  • You would gain the adaptability, confidence and discipline necessary to thrive in the arts.

Register for the minor or individual courses

  • Introduction to Stage Management: Examining the specific technical, intellectual and managerial skills that make stage management an art.
  • Calling the Show: This course will teach calling skills for all kinds of performance.
  • Lighting Seminar: You will learn the principles of stage lighting for concerts, theater and performance. Seminar 1 or 2 depending on experience.
  • Production Management: You will develop knowledge of budgeting, scheduling, contracts, negotiation, touring and unions.
  • Negotiation: This course will explore ways of interpreting negotiations so that you can have a road map for entering successfully into negotiations.
  • Professional Internship: You will work with stage management professionals facilitating and collaborating with performers and their work. 

For More Information

Contact Abbie Katz at 917-407-8906 or akatz2@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Beyond BTOT with Susan Rogers

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

The Beyond BTOT series offers our community opportunities to continue conversations that began at our annual faculty development conference and to learn together through collaboration.

 

And That Says What? Prince, Rogers, Nelson and Self-Expression (1983-1987)
Presented by Susan Rogers, Associate Professor of Music Production and Engineering
 

Prince was one of the most prolific recording artists of the 20th century, releasing an astonishing body of work during his peak in the 1980s. Yet, with his passing in 2016, he left behind a trove of unreleased songs. What differentiates released from unreleased material, and how is an artist’s public image shaped by these choices? In this session, Susan Rogers, who was Prince’s recording engineer from 1983 to 1987, will offer insight into his artistic decision-making process and the question of public versus private identity. This session will compare album cuts with B-sides and unreleased material, suggesting that lyric content may have been the primary factor influencing the release of Prince’s music.

This event is open to faculty, chairs and deans. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to reserve your seat. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Effortless Mastery Institute Convocation

Tuesday / April 11, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Effortless Mastery Institute helps Berklee students reclaim their inner voice and their connection to music by teaching them how to overcome physical and mental obstacles that keep them from performing at their highest levels.

Please join us on April 11th in the Berklee Performance Center from 1-3PM for a special Effortless Mastery convocation presentation. You will learn more about the program, the EMI faculty and course offerings, and the ways in which EMI can help take your playing and performing to the next level.

For more information about EMI: https://www.berklee.edu/focused/effortless-mastery-institute

Open to all!

Admission: 
Free

Carnatic Music Workshop by Violinist Lakshmi Narayan Sharma

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
Lakshmi Narayan Sharma
Violinist Lakshmi Narayan Sharma
Image courtesy of the artist

As part of the Raghu Dixit residency from April 3–7, the Berklee India Exchange is proud to present a workshop on Carnatic classical music, a south Indian classical tradition, by violinist and vocalist Lakshmi Narayan Sharma of the Raghu Dixit Project. 

Get introduced to melodic structures, form, and improvisation in Carnatic music and learn to understand the relationship between Carnatic rhythm and melody and their roles in written and improvised music. Learn how to apply these techniques, characteristic phrasings, and improvisational styles in your own playing and composing.
Admission: 
Free

Recording Engineer-Mixer-Composer

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.
Shames Family Scoring Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A144
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Art of the Mix: Marcella Araica is an ASCAP Pop Music Award-winning recording and mixing engineer, who has co-written, recorded, and mixed tracks for artists including K. Michelle, Usher, Britney Spears, Monica, P!nk, Wiz Khalifa, Tiësto, Mary J. Blige, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Timberland, and M.I.A., amongst others.

 
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
 
OPEN TO ALL
 

Shifting the Conversation Series: "The Psychology of Trauma: Trauma and Sexuality" (B61)

Wednesday / April 5, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

Dr Maria Zarza joins the "Shifting the Conversation Series" to address sexuality after trauma in the context of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

This workshop, set to happen in B61, will bring awareness on how sexism and violence against women, including emotional and sexual abuse, affects women's sexuality, the intimacy with others and the acceptance and joy of their own body (our body, our sex),

This conversation will provide students with a safe space to reflect on the potential consequences of lasting emotional pain following any type of abuse against women and offer resources to overcome such trauma. 

For more information, please email: mzarza@berklee.edu

Unmaking Whiteness: A Community Conversation

Tuesday / April 4, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee's Valencia Campus
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Anexo SurAvda. Profesor López Piñero 1
Valencia
Spain
46013

On Tuesday, April 4 from 8 pm - 10 pm in B89 there will be a follow-up community circle for reflection on Unmaking Whiteness: A Student Panel Discussion from February 21's Shifting the Conversation event. There will be an extended time for sharing, concerning how the February event affected the community and our current perspectives on the event's key terms. This event is open to the entire Berklee Valencia community.

For more information, please email studentaffairsvalencia@berklee.edu 

POSTPONED: In Conversation with Maggie Rogers

Monday / April 10, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
In Conversation with Maggie Rogers
POSTPONED: This event has been postponed. No date is set for rescheduling, but we hope to host Maggie on her next visit to Boston.

Moderated by Erin Barra, Associate Professor, Songwriting

Join us for an intimate conversation with visiting artist Maggie Rogers. “Alaska”, the producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist's debut single, charted in Spotify’s Viral 50 in 40 countries and hit #1 in 23 countries. With more than 20 million global streams to-date on Spotify, it earned Rogers a place on the Spotify Best of 2016 and set the stage for widespread international acclaim.

An unfinished version of her song “Alaska” introduced Rogers to an unexpectedly wide audience. The young artist, who grew up playing banjo in Maryland, was working on her music at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. She played an early version of the song during a Masterclass taught by Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams. After it was posted on YouTube, acclaim began pouring in from a dizzying number of media outlets, including Pitchfork, Slate, NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, Nylon, Stereogum, and more. Spin declares the song “blends folk, electronic, and pop music sensibilities to form an entirely new hybridized sound,” while Paste calls it “hauntingly beautiful.” Maggie's debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading was subsequently released in February 2017 via Capital Records.

Rogers will visit during a stop on her first-ever North American headline tour, which sold out more than two months in advance of its launch.

Admission: 
Free

Brass Recording Techniques

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Brass Recording Techniques
co-sponsored by the Film Scoring Network
 
Although the quality of today's virtual brass libraries is very high, recording brass players live can be a rewarding way to achieve natural sounding parts. In this workshop, we will record solo instruments and small brass ensembles, looking at methods applicable to working in orchestral settings. Along the way we will look at some of the basic equipment needed to record in both project studios and at remote locations, as well discussing microphones and miking techniques.
 
• Pro Tools session setup & prep
• Required equipment
• Microphone selection & placement
• Mono & stereo recording
Admission: 
Free

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