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. 

 

Janek Gwizdala

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Master bassist and Berklee alumnus Janek Gwizdala ’00 will share his unique musical perspectives on playing, getting the good gigs, education, and alternative revenue streams. Hosted by Steve Bailey, chair, Bass Department. 

Admission: Free

Faculty, Staff, and Partner Development Session: Ear Training

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Join Allan Chase, chair of the Ear Training Department, as he presents an overview of the methods used to teach students to hear and apply melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic musical forms, and the technical proficiency requirements at Berklee.

Admission: Free

Official photo of Beyoncé's original all-female band

Clinic: Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band

Wednesday / March 1, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Prior to its Signature Series performance celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Beyoncé's original all-female band, led by Tia Fuller, Ensemble Department professor, will deliver a clinic at the Berklee Performance Center, moderated by Marquita Cheron '07 from Concert Daily.

Admission: Free

Nano Stern, Chilean Indie Folk Music

Friday / March 3, 2017 / 1:15 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Nano Stern visits Berklee for the first time to talk about his music and his Latin American influences.

Admission: Free

Upper Structure Triads in Motion

Tuesday / March 7, 2017 / 1:15 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Join Suzanna Sifter, piano professor, to learn a concise method to find upper structure triads for all tension-specific chord types. 

Admission: Free

Chad Szeliga Drum Clinic

Thursday / March 9, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Chad Szeliga, drummer with Breaking Benjamin and currently with Black Label Society, will discuss his success in the music business.

Admission: Free

Aynur and the Kurdish Music of Turkey

Tuesday / March 14, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Singer Aynur has taken her music beyond Turkish audiences to wider international audiences who, through her voice, have discovered the wealth of the Kurdish oral traditions. 

Admission: Free

Analyzing “De Cerca” (Up Close), a Flamenco-Jazz Conversation

Thursday / March 16, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Two of the most fundamental figures in the Spanish music scene, flamenco guitarist Josemi Carmona and upright bass player Javier Colina, will present a clinic analyzing the process of recording their latest collaboration"De Cerca” (Up Close). 

Admission: Free

Faculty, Staff, and Partner Development Session: Conducting

Thursday / March 16, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join Richard Carrick, chair of the Composition Department, Greg Glancey, assistant chair of the Composition Department, and Conducting faculty Eric Stern and Tiffany Chang as they present a training session on the core conducting courses at Berklee.  

Admission: Free

Hector Martignon: Composition in Contemporary Latin American Jazz

Friday / March 17, 2017 / 1:15 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Hector Martignon presents a clinic on composition in contemporary Latin American jazz.

Admission: Free

Tito Oliveira Clinic: Afro-Brazilian Rhythms for Drum Set

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Drummer, producer, and clinician Tito Oliveira will present a clinic on Afro-Brazilian rhythms.

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Renowned artists from India present a master class/clinic on Indian classical instrumental music. 

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Tuesday / April 11, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Well-known artists from India present a master class/clinic on Indian classical music. 

Admission: Free

Howard Shore Clinic

Thursday / April 20, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Legendary film and concert music composer Howard Shore ’69 will speak about his music and career.

Admission: Free