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. 

 

Crissy Collins Master Clinic

Wednesday / August 5, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Singer Crissy Collins will perform a master clinic with a very special rhythm section and talk about the current state of the music industry as a touring musician.

Admission: Free

Giorgia Renosto: Mastering Your Public Music Profile with Social Media

Monday / August 10, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Led by Italian vocalist Giorgia Renosto, this workshop gives students the relevant knowledge, perspective, and practical skills to develop marketing strategies that leverage social media opportunities to achieve business and marketing goals.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Fingerstyle Guitar Clinic with Guy Van Duser

Monday / August 17, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Guy Van Duser, a professor in the Guitar Department who is internationally known for his unique, imaginative, and sometimes outrageous arrangements for fingerstyle guitar, gives a clinic.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: New Model Demonstration with Robert Godin

Tuesday / August 18, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Join Robert Godin, owner and founder of the Godin Guitar Company, for an enlightening master class about how guitars are crafted to achieve great acoustic sound and playability. He will also showcase some of the innovative, nontraditional guitars in the Godin guitar lineup.

Admission: Free

Solo Jazz Guitar Clinic with Tuck Andress

Tuesday / August 18, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Tuck Andress of the duo Tuck & Patti presents a clinic on solo guitar playing and arranging.

Admission: Free

Duo Clinic with Tuck & Patti

Wednesday / August 19, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart of Tuck & Patti present a clinic on performing as a guitar and vocal duo.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Fusion Clinic with Colin Sapp

Wednesday / August 19, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Colin Sapp, an assistant professor in Berklee's Guitar Department, teaches a fusion clinic.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Funk Clinic with Jim Peterson

Thursday / August 20, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Versatile and creative guitarist Jim Peterson, an associate professor in the Guitar Department, gives a clinic on funk.

Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Rock Clinic with Scott Tarulli

Thursday / August 20, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Guitarist Scott Tarulli, an assistant professor in the Guitar Department, conducts a rock clinic.

Admission: free

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

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

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

Tuesday / November 3, 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

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

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