Panel

Crown Traverse: The North Face Speaker Series

Monday / August 8, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professional ultrarunners and North Face athletes Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote and National Geographic photographer Steven Gnam set out on a journey from Missoula, Montana, to Banff, Canada, traversing 600 miles north through the crown of the continent. Suffering through whiteout snowstorms, busted knees, and bruised egos, the three men underwent a quest to complete one of their most audacious running challenges to date. In this panel, they will speak about this incredible experience.

Event Details:

6:30 p.m. - Fun Run with Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote

START: The North Face / 326 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115

 8:00 p.m. - Presentation and Screening Premiere of Crown Traverse

9:20 p.m. - Photo Op and Signing

Admission: 
$12

Changing The Narrative: The Middle Eastern Refugee Crisis

Tuesday / April 5, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Old South Church
645 Boylston Street
BOSTON
MA
United States
02116

Please join us for a panel and discussion as we learn about the current crisis taking place around the world. Come and hear from experts on the topic, and find out what you can do to help. This event was organized by a group of Berklee students and the Berklee Student Government Association's President's Council.

Moderated by Marco Werman, host of Public Radio International's The World.

Panelists:
Linda Mason
Cheryl Hamilton
Zena Agha
Fouad Faris
Hiam Altali

Special Guest: Dan Levitt

Watch this video made by Berklee students about what they know about the refugee crisis.


Learn more about the panelists:

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Sexual Assault Awareness Week Community Connections Panel

Thursday / April 14, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This panel discussion and gathering seeks to share a deeper understanding of survivor advocacy and gender violence prevention through the work of Boston community partners as well as Berklee students, faculty, and staff. Moderating the panel will be Janicanne Shane, associate director of Student Activities and Peer Advising. The following organizations have been invited to serve on the panel: the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK), and the Network/La Red, an LGBTQIA, survivor-led, social justice–centered organization that works to end partner abuse. This event is open to the community. Please RSVP here, and direct any questions to Shane.

This event is presented as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week and sponsored by the Reach Out initiative.  

Admission: 
Free

Equity Leadership Team Lunch

Friday / April 15, 2016 / 12:30 p.m.
William Davis Room
142 Massachusetts Avenue, Second Floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Come join members of the college's Equity Leadership Team for an open discussion on the college's gender violence prevention efforts as they relate to the Equity Policy.  This event is open to all members of the Berklee and BoCo community.  Lunch will be served.  Please RSVP and send any dietary restrictions to Josh Crary.  For more information, email Josh or Michelle Quiñones.  

This event is presented as part of Berklee's Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

Admission: 
FREE

Color in Context: Orchestral Instruments and Jazz

Friday / April 22, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Eisenson Room
160 Massachusetts Avenue, third floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Join us in our final panel discussion of the 2016 State of Jazz Composition Symposium. How do you utilize the colors of a full orchestra? Panelists Terence Blanchard, Andy Milne, and John Clayton will discuss composing for orchestra in the jazz idiom. 

Admission: 
Free

Technology and Jazz: Is There a Disconnect?

Thursday / April 21, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The debate about technology and its role in jazz has been going on for decades. What are the real issues, and what are the paths forward? Our panelists weigh in on the discussion. Panelists include Terence Blanchard, Andy Milne, and Billy Childs with our own Neil Leonard moderating the conversation.

Admission: 
Free

Panel Discussion on Tradition, Innovation, and Social Commentary: Jazz Composition in Context

Wednesday / April 20, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This panel will discuss the interaction among tradition, innovation, and social commentary with panelists Darcy James Argue, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, and John Clayton.

The tradition of jazz composition is rich with innovation, from revolutionizing dance music to the space-age explorations of Sun Ra to the social commentary of Charles Mingus. Ellington, often portrayed in his older years, was a young man who transformed the music of his time while drawing upon a rich tradition. His music transformed the dance hall, the concert hall, the broadcast industry, and popular music. What is the role of tradition in innovation, and what is the nexus of these forces in social commentary?

Admission: 
Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations: Music as a Social Change Catalyst

Tuesday / March 22, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Panel member - Carla Dirlikov
Carla Dirlikov Canales

How can the arts be used to create innovative social change? March's installment of Creative Entrepreneurs Conversations explores this topic with a world-renowned panel of social entrepreneurs, concentrating on social entrepreneurship and the interplay of social change, the arts, and the startup mindset. Host Panos Panay will be joined by the following people to have a lively topical debate and answer questions. 

Former president of the New England Conservatory, Tony Woodcock is a leading pioneer in the field of arts management and music education. At the heart of his work is a dedication to positioning future generations of artists as independent innovators and community leaders. Woodcock was president of the New England Conservatory from 2007 to 2015, following a transcontinental career managing orchestras including those in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Oregon; the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; and the Bournemouth Symphony.

Award-winning mezzo-soprano and social entrepreneur Carla Dirlikov Canales has been praised by Opera Magazine for possessing a voice that “grabs the heartstrings with its dramatic force and musicality.” In 2014 she became the first singer ever to win the prestigious Sphinx Medal of Excellence, an honor bestowed upon her by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Sotomayor in a ceremony and concert at the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2015 she became the first opera singer to be named as one of Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2015. 

The founder of Revolution of Hope, David France is an active performer, innovative educator, and visionary leader. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music’s prestigious Sistema Fellows Program, which trains passionate, socially minded musicians to become leaders in the movement to bring Music for Social Change programs to the United States. France is currently the executive director of Revolution of Hope, a world-class youth orchestra in the underserved Boston neighborhood of Roxbury.

Julie Leven is the founder and executive and artistic director for Shelter Music Boston. In 2010 she founded this social service organization to provide an immediate positive impact with classical music performances in environments of great need. She was the first-ever classical musician to receive the Boston Neighborhood Fellow award and the first-ever classical musician to be named a Social Innovator by the nationally renowned nonprofit accelerator, Social Innovation Forum. 

As chief happiness spreader, Liz Powers is ArtLifting’s heart and soul as well as its founder. A serial social entrepreneur who has received multiple grants and awards for her work, Powers was awarded the Unsung Heroine Award at the Massachusetts State House in 2010 for founding art collectives and the LIFT Bike Project. Powers has an A.B. in sociology from Harvard College and an MSc from the University of Edinburgh.

Admission: 
Free

Video Game Audio and Film Post-Production Panel

Thursday / February 11, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Video Game Audio Post Production Film
Hosted by the Sound Design Network, this panel will focus on working in sound for film and video games after Berklee. Alumni Rick Cody (Harmonix), Richard Gould (Skywalker Sound), and Akash Thakkar (Hyper Light Drifter) will be available to answer questions about the various jobs and work environments a sound designer might encounter after graduation.
 
Rick Cody built his early career in music by leveraging his optimistic attitude, his drive to succeed financially, and incredible accomplishments that he cites constantly (just playing about that last part; it's not true at all). But he does have a job at Harmonix Music Systems that he really enjoys and side companies and projects that continually offer some financial and creative satisfaction while keeping his skills relevant and ready for the future. In short, he's a normal person who just tries to make tomorrow a little better than today.
 
Richard Gould '14 studied film scoring and electronic production and design at Berklee. He's one of the founders of the Sound Design Network and currently works in sound editorial for the post-production company Skywalker Sound, where in 2015 he worked on Home, Crimson Peak, Monster Hunt, The Peanuts Movie, and The Revenant, among others. Gould also maintains a freelance career, writing music and creating sound for a variety of projects while writing articles for DesigningSound.org, where he serves as an editor. In March he will speak at the Game Developers Conference 2016, discussing the relationship between game developers and audio freelancers.
 
Based in Seattle, Washington, Akash Thakkar has extensive experience in the indie game scene as a composer and sound designer, with credits including Hyper Light Drifter, Infinifactory, Ironclad Tactics, Gnomoria, Freedom Planet, and more. A Berklee alumnus, Thakkar has given talks at dozens of PAX events, MAGFest, PopCap Games, TEDx, and more. 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.
Admission: 
Free

Envisioning Music in the 21st Century -- The Future of Music From Disruption to Design.

Thursday / April 14, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Annual event featuring a panel of music industry experts, with an afternoon closed session with students and an evening panel discussion for the full Berklee community.

Admission: 
Free

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