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. 

 

Gaby Moreno Meets Berklee

Monday / March 9, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Gaby Moreno, Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist 2013, will share her experience with the Berklee community in this clinic. 

Admission: Free

Christiano Galvão

Wednesday / March 11, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

In this clinic, Brazilian drummer and author Christiano Galvão will demonstrate exercises from his book, Creative Brazilian Drumming.

Admission: Free

John Knowles Fingerstyle Guitar Clinic

Wednesday / March 11, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

John Knowles leads Berklee faculty and students in a performance, master class, and discussion of the meeting places within classical and traditional approaches to fingerstyle guitar, and his process of finding a persoanl voice on the instrument.
 

Admission: Free

Open Forum with Ambrose Akinmusire

Thursday / March 12, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire will hold an open forum, discussing topics ranging from brass tips to making it on the jazz scene today. There will be a Q&A during the forum.

Admission: Free

International Folk Music Clinic

Tuesday / March 24, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

This world music clinic will be presented as part of the Berklee International Folk Festival.

Admission: Free

Improvisation for Classical Pianists, Session 5

Wednesday / March 25, 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

International Folk Festival Clinic

Wednesday / March 25, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

This world music clinic will be presented as part of the Berklee International Folk Festival.

Admission: Free

Indian Classical Music Master Class/Clinic

Monday / March 30, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Well-known Indian musicians present a clinic and master class on northern Hindustani and southern Carnatic styles of Indian classical music.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Reach Out Initiative: Visiting Artist Clinic

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

Berklee Performance Center

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
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

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

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

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

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