Clinics and Master Classes

Performers, engineers, and music business professionals are among the industry experts who visit Berklee to offer clinics and master classes about the business and art of making, recording, promoting, and composing music. Often only open to the college community, these visits are opportunities for Berklee students and faculty to get an intimate and inside perspective of the industry. 

 

Reach Out Initiative: Visiting Artist Clinic

Friday / September 11, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Reach Out Initiative will host a major visiting artist to speak about the connection between healthy lifestyle choices and the sustainability of a musician's career. 

Admission: Free

Master Class with Orion Morales

Tuesday / September 15, 2015 / 1:15 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The versatile jazz/folk pianist Orion Morales will offer a brief but broad introduction to different styles of Chilean folk music, including explanations of the variations of Chilean instruments and traditional rhythms. He and some students will also play together.

Admission: Free

Clube do Choro

Wednesday / September 16, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Brazilian group Clube do Choro will present a clinic and performance of traditional and newly composed choros and folkloric Brazilian music. 

Admission: Free

Tito Oliveira Master Class Featuring Marcus Santos

Friday / September 18, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Brazilian drummer/percussionist Tito Oliveira will lead an interactive master class in the modern application of Afro-Brazilian rhythms for percussion and the drum set. Marcus Santos, a Berklee alumnus, will join him.

Admission: Free

David Aguilar: Songwriting Clinic

Wednesday / September 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Don't miss this clinic with David Aguilar, a celebrated songwriter from the independent music scene in Mexico whose music is influenced by Mexican folklore; Latin and Brazilian traditions; and American rock, pop, and folk from the '60s to the '90s. 

Admission: Free

Master Class with Holly Palmer

Wednesday / September 30, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Holly Palmer, a Berklee alumna and singer-songwriter, presents a master class on performance and songwriting with student vocalists.

Admission: Free

Voice Master Class with Holly Palmer

Thursday / October 1, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Holly Palmer, a singer-songwriter and Berklee alumna who has released four solo albums and has musical and performance experience with Berklee students, gives a master class.

Admission: Free

Songwriters Workshop with Holly Palmer

Friday / October 2, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Holly Palmer and special guest Pat Pattison, a professor in Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, present a songwriting workshop for students.

Admission: Free

Singer-Songwriter Clinic with Chiara Civello

Tuesday / October 13, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

In this clinic and performance, singer-songwriter Chiara Civello will discuss the the various aspects of a career as a performer and songwriter. 

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / October 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Rekha Menon, a professor in Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, presents a master class and clinic on Indian classical music, including Carnatic music and Hindustani music, by renowned artists from India.

Admission: Free

Music Education Symposium

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 9:00 a.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The 2015 Music Education Symposium is a lecture-style event on the common music assessments and the national standards.

Admission: Free

The Harmonic and Linear Palette of Upper Structure Triads

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Suzanna Sifter, a professor in the Piano Department, will discuss and demonstrate how to use upper structure triads for expressive comping, harmonising melodies, and improvising.

Admission: Free

Dariusz Terefenko / Alexa Tarantino

Wednesday / November 18, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Harmony Department guest artist Dariusz Terefenko, professor of jazz studies at the Eastman School of Music, will present a talk on advanced linear harmonization techniques.

Admission: Free

Workshop with Alexa Tarantino and Dariusz Terefenko

Wednesday / November 18, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Harmony Department's guest artists Alexa Tarantino and Dariusz Terefenko will present a workshop on the new jazz repertoire based on 20th-century masters Alban Berg, Gustav Mahler, Claude Debussy, and Karol Szymanowski.

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Percussion

Friday / November 20, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Rekha Menon, a professor in the Liberal Arts Department, presents a master class and clinic on Indian Hindustani percussion including the tabla.

Admission: Free

John Clayton

Tuesday / February 2, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

John Clayton presents a clinic.

Admission: Free

Stanton Moore Drum Clinic

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

New Orleans drummer and founding member of Galactic Stanton Moore returns to Berklee for his second clinic. 

Admission: Free

Master Class on Indian Classical Music

Friday / March 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Rekha Menon, a professor in Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, presents a master class and clinic on Indian classical music, including Carnatic music and  Hindustani music, by renowned artists from India.

Admission: Free

Drum Clinic with Andre Boyd

Monday / April 11, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Cirque du Soleil drummer and diverse musician Andre Boyd will give a clinic. 

Admission: Free

Clinic with Andre Boyd

Monday / April 11, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Andre Boyd, an exceptional musician whose voice of choice is the drum set, gives a clinic. 

Admission: Free

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