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. 

 

Where's the "One"? A Clinic with Tony Smith

Thursday / April 2, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

As part of Percussion Days, Tony "Thunder" Smith presents a clinic on manipulating rhythms in four/four time with odd time groupings.

Admission: Free

The Many Faces of Samba

Friday / April 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Berklee faculty member Alberto Netto presents a clinic on spicing up samba grooves on the drum set. 

Admission: Free

You and the Drums and the Music

Friday / April 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Drummer Marko Djordjevic presents a clinic that is part presentation, part performance, and part open-forum discussion dedicated to the drums and their relationship to music. Non-drummers as well as drummers are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Admission: Free

James Murphy: Solid Soloing Using the Glue Method

Friday / April 3, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

James Murphy, Berklee assistant professor and drum set player for the Blue Man Group Boston, will discuss and demonstrate his glue method of soloing, which he developed to connect set ideas at fast note rates without hesitation. 

Admission: Free

Henrique De Almeida: Drum Set Clinic and Performance

Friday / April 3, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Berklee faculty member Henrique De Almeida presents a clinic and performance.

Admission: Free

Antonio Serrano: Playing with Paco

Monday / April 6, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Harmonica player Antonio Serrano will describe his musical journey with flamenco great Paco de Lucia. 

Admission: Free

Improvisation Master Class with Marshall Gilkes

Tuesday / April 7, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Marshall Gilkes will conduct a master class on jazz improvisation and critique various student groups on their original compositions. Sean Jones will host a brief Q&A session during the class.

Admission: Free

Carmen Lundy

Tuesday / April 7, 2015 / 1:30 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Jazz vocalist/composer/arranger Carmen Lundy will present a clinic.

Admission: Free

Antonio Serrano Performance Clinic

Wednesday / April 8, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Attend this clinic and performance by Mediterranean Music Institute visiting artist and harmonica player Antonio Serrano. 

Admission: Free
Todd Gardner

Licensing and Taxation for Self-Employed Music Professionals

Wednesday / April 8, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Berklee Media Lab

Does the thought of setting up your own business as a self-employed musician make you break out in a sweat, especially around tax time? Come learn the ins and outs with Todd Gardner, Berklee faculty member in the Music Business Department.

Admission: Free and unticketed

Uruguay: Sounds from the South

Friday / April 10, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

This clinic about the different grooves and musical styles from Uruguay will end with a live performance featuring the music of prominent composers from Uruguay.

Admission: Free

Dweezilla on the Road

Sunday / April 12, 2015 / 2:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

For the price of a fuzz pedal, attend this guitar master class and learn techniques from Dweezil Zappa, the son of Frank Zappa.

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Jay Clayton: Wordless Improvisation

Tuesday / April 14, 2015 / 10:00 a.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jay Clayton, a specialist in wordless improvisation, will guide a workshop allowing students to experience musical freedom.

Admission: Free

Jay Clayton Vocal Jazz Workshop

Tuesday / April 14, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Vocal innovator Jay Clayton shares her practice techniques and approach to free improvisation as well as fresh ideas for improvising over chord changes.

Admission: Free

CNTRL

Wednesday / April 15, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Join us for this panel discussion and presentation from visiting aritst Richie Hatin and members of the electronic production and design community.

Admission: Free

Spotify at Berklee

Wednesday / April 15, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Come hear this conversation with The Echo Nest's CEO, Jim Lucchese, on music's data and audience's identities. 

Admission: Free

Colombian Drum Set: Traditional and Marching Bands Workshop

Thursday / April 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Martin Vejarano, a New York–based Colombian percussionist/composer, offers a workshop and master class on the Colombian drum set and musical traditions. 

Admission: Free

Improvisation for Classical Pianists, Session 6

Friday / April 17, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Moira Lo Bianco presents a clinic drawing on her considerable training in classical music to teach improvisation.

Admission: Free

Drum Clinic: Mike Clark

Wednesday / May 6, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Come to this clinic by Mike Clark, who is renowned worldwide as one of America's foremost jazz and funk drummers and who has performed with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock, Chet Baker, and Tony Bennett.

Admission: Free

Shelby Lynne Clinic

Thursday / May 7, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne will give an informal talk about her career path, songwriting process, philosophy, and her record label, Everso Records. 

Admission: Free

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