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. 

 

The Art and Heart of Group Singing: A Vocal Workshop with New York Voices

Friday / February 12, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Drawing from the vast repertoire of their 25-year international career, Grammy Award–winning jazz vocal group New York Voices will present a vocal workshop focusing on the many musical and stylistic concepts integral to the art of successful group singing, followed by a performance.

Admission: Free

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Kontakt Workshop

Friday / February 12, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berklee Media Center

Don't miss this clinic on Kontakt. Part of the Komplete bundle, Kontakt is the industry standard software sampler, easily accessible to new users but with a deep feature set that rewards those who master it.

Admission: Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / February 16, 2016 / 4:30 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) workshop features its artistic director, Danilo Pérez.

Admission: Free

Open Rehearsal: The Music of Hal Crook

Wednesday / February 17, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Professor Hal Crook will hold an open rehearsal with vocalist and bassist Esperenza Spalding '05, pianist Leo Genovese '04, saxophonist Chris Cheek '91, and other alumni and special guests.

Admission: Free

Forum Featuring Danilo Pérez and Joe Lovano

Wednesday / February 17, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Danilo Pérez, Joe Lovano, and the Orange Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Clinic with Nate Morton

Thursday / February 18, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A Berklee alumnus and drummer for the hit NBC show The Voice, Nate Morton presents a drum clinic and talks about what it's like to play for the show as well as how he got the gig.

Admission: Free

Nate Morton: Rockin' with the Stars

Friday / February 19, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Don't miss this workshop and musical performance featuring the drummer for The Voice, Nate Morton.

Admission: Free

Bill Mobley: Jazz Arranging and Improv

Monday / February 22, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Jazz musician and educator Bill Mobley will discuss his concepts of jazz improvisation and arranging in this clinic.

Admission: Free

Forum Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington and John Patitucci

Wednesday / February 24, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Terri Lyne Carrington and John Patitucci.

Admission: Free

Ryan Keberle: The Evolution of Jazz Trombone

Thursday / February 25, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

DownBeat rising star Ryan Keberle will discuss and demonstrate the evolution of the trombone in jazz music. A question and answer session will follow the clinic.

Admission: Free

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Piano Instruction at Berklee: Faculty, Staff, and Articulation Partner Training Session

Friday / February 26, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Stephany Tiernan, chair of the Piano Department, along with assistant chair Tony Germain and faculty member Suzanna Sifter, present a session highlighting the key elements of the study of piano and keyboard performance instruction at Berklee, as well as technical proficiency requirements. 

Admission: Free

Forum Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington and David Sanchez

Wednesday / March 2, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Terri Lyne Carrington and David Sanchez.

Admission: Free

Pandora to Photoshop: Inside the Teams, Tech, and Careers of the Music and Video Technology Industry

Friday / March 4, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

How do leading audio, music, and video tech companies bring products from ideation through commercialization? Join us as we go behind the scenes at leading companies and explore key roles in the media tech industry including marketing, product management, software/hardware development, user experience, research and development, and more. 

Admission: Free

Guitar Clinic with Peter Bernstein

Monday / March 7, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Artist in residence and jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein will present a clinic detailing his approach to the instrument. 

Admission: Free

The Harmonic and Linear Palette of Upper Structure Triads

Tuesday / March 8, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Suzanna Sifter, an author and a professor in the Piano Department, will give a clinic on upper structure triads that focuses on both their harmonic and melodic applications. 

Admission: Free

Danilo Pérez Workshop

Tuesday / March 8, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) workshop features its artistic director, Danilo Pérez.

Admission: Free

Panagiotis Lalezas: Vocal and Improvisation Techniques in Greek Traditional Music

Wednesday / March 9, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

In an event sponsored by the Mediterranean Music Institute, Panagiotis Lalezas, one of the most influential singers of traditional Greek music, presents a clinic and performance of the different styles of Greek music accompanied by lutist Vasilis Kostas and Beth Bahia Cohen.

Admission: Free

Forum Featuring Danilo Pérez and Alan Pasqua

Wednesday / March 9, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Danilo Pérez and Alan Pasqua.

Admission: Free

Forum Featuring Ben Street and Terence Blanchard

Wednesday / March 23, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

This Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) forum features Ben Street and Terence Blanchard.

Admission: Free

The David Friend Recital Hall.

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

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