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Past Events

Songs 4 Social Change Spring Showcase (Virtual Event)

Tuesday / May 19, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
Virtual Event
See description for how to participate virtually.
Don't miss our annual Songs 4 Social Change Showcase—this year in a virtual format.
Admission: Free

Berklee Songwriting Original Open Mic No. 1 (Virtual)

Tuesday / April 7, 2020 / 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Event
See description for how to participate virtually.
The Songwriting Department at Berklee College of Music is proud to announce that it will continue its open mic shows virtually on a weekly basis. Each show, open to all students regardless of major, features original material (no covers) and is hosted by a department faculty member.
Admission: Free

Peri El’s Senior Recital

Thursday / February 6, 2020 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Peri El, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, is a singer-songwriter and actress whose music reflects human experiences expressed through honest lyricism and smooth melodies.
Admission: Free

Arranging for Songwriters Showcase

Monday / November 25, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Arranging for Songwriters Showcase features original songs written and arranged by students for a full rhythm section, with strings, horns, and background vocalists highlighting the arrangements of talented songwriters in an array of musical styles and genres.
Admission: Free

Song Screening with Benjamin Groff of Brill Building and Amanda Samii of Kobalt

Tuesday / October 22, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Receive feedback on your song from industry professionals Benjamin Groff of Brill Building and Amanda Samii of Kobalt.
Admission: Free

Tune-Yards: Performance Demonstration and Q&A

Wednesday / October 9, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards will demonstrate her performance setup and answer questions from students about her songwriting process, her relationship with technology, and her activism.
Admission: Free

Master Class with Singer-Songwriter Mary Gauthier

Wednesday / September 25, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Join singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier for a master class on songwriting. Learn how to blaze a path to your unique voice, and how to use it to tell a story with truth that connects to listeners.
Admission: Free

Songwriters: Simple Lead Sheets, Sketches, and Written Parts

Wednesday / July 31, 2019 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Ensembles professor Dave Weigert demonstrates the many types of written (or not) parts that songwriters use for gigs, recordings, and performances. Handouts will be available.
Admission: Free

Giulia Emily Dukes

Thursday / July 11, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Giulia Emily Dukes, an Italian singer-songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist, presents an evening of indie, pop, funk, and R&B originals and arrangements.
Admission: Free