Events

Songwriters Squared

Thursday / November 16, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This concert, curated by the Songwriting Student Leadership Council, features selected songwriting students playing in small groups.
Admission: Free

Past Events

Songwriting Summer Workshop Mentor Concert and Goodbye Party

Friday / June 30, 2017 / 2:30 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Celebrate our amazing alumni mentors as they perform their original material. 
Admission: Free

Conversation and Q&A with Hit Songwriter Lori McKenna

Friday / June 30, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Hit songwriter Lori McKenna will talk about her path to writing No. 1 songs for country artists Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, and Faith Hill, as well as her career as a recording artist. 
Admission: Free

Melissa Ferrick and Will Dailey: D.I.Y. Singer-Songwriter: Making a Living as an Indie Artist or Band

Friday / June 30, 2017 / 10:30 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This career panel will feature indie songwriter, producer, and touring artists Melissa Ferrick and Will Dailey discussing how you can survive as an artist on your own terms.
Admission: Free

Songwriting Summer Workshop Open Mic

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This event is hosted by our alumni mentor faculty and is a chance for you to perform for this year’s group of Songwriting Workshop participants, meet possible collaborators, or simply check out the original songs and voices. Signups will begin at 6:00 p.m. and you must be there in person to sign up.
Admission: Free

Songwriting Summer Workshop Open Mic

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
This event is hosted by our alumni mentor faculty and is a chance for you to perform for this year’s group of Songwriting Workshop participants, meet possible collaborators, or simply check out the original songs and voices. Signups will begin at 6:00 p.m. and you must be there in person to sign up.
Admission: Free

Master Class: Bonnie Hayes and Pat Pattison

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 2:30 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Get feedback on your original song from the man who wrote the book on songwriting, Pat Pattison, and Bonnie Hayes, Grammy-winning chair of the Berklee Songwriting Department. 
Admission: Free

Bleu McAuley: The Journey from Demo to Master

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Berklee alumnus and award-winning producer and songwriter Bleu '96 (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez) will take you through the process of sculpting a simple acoustic demo into a full production, demonstrating ProTools production techniques. 
Admission: Free

Erin Barra: Technology and Production Seminar: Writing and Performing in Ableton Live

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
Join performer and music technologist Erin Barra as she explores programming and production techniques using Ableton Push and Live 9, creating a song live on stage while replicating her workflow in the studio. 
Admission: Free

Songwriting Summer Workshop Open Mic

Wednesday / June 28, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This event is hosted by our alumni mentor faculty and is a chance for you to perform for this year’s group of Songwriting Workshop participants, meet possible collaborators, or simply check out the original songs and voices.  
Admission: Free

Conversation and Q&A with Hit Songwriter Kara DioGuardi

Wednesday / June 28, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Grammy-nominated hit songwriter and producer Kara DioGuardi, who is also an author, Broadway performer, and TV personality, will share stories about her path to writing the songs that sold 160 million records. 
Admission: Free

Songwriting Summer Workshop Open Mic

Tuesday / June 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
This event is hosted by our alumni mentor faculty and is a chance for you to perform for this year’s group of Songwriting Workshop participants, meet possible collaborators, or simply check out the original songs and voices.  
Admission: Free

Conversation and Q&A with Hit Songwriter Claude Kelly

Tuesday / June 27, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Claude Kelly will trace his journey from his roots in the heart of New York City where he managed to turn pots, pans, and a ladle into a makeshift drum set, to a degree in music business/management at Berklee. He has written hit singles for Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Jesse J, Bruno Mars, and countless others. 
Admission: Free

Songwriting Summer Workshop Faculty Concert

Monday / June 26, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The faculty for the summer Songwriting Workshop will play their songs. 
Admission: Free

ASCAP Day with Ryan Miller of Guster

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
Ryan Miller,  frontman for the 90's indie rock band Guster and composer for the films Tig, the Five-Year Engagement, and the Fundamentals of Caring, will visit the college to talk about songwriting, his band, their hit record, and his second career scoring films and TV shows.
Admission: Free

Songs for Social Change Concert

Monday / April 3, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Songs for Social Change Concert showcases the winners and runners-up of the Songs for Social Change Contest. 
Admission: Free

Berklee Original Open Mic Night

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present the monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month. 
Admission: Free / Standing Room Only

Songwriting and Cultural Revival: A Conversation with Ado Kaliting Pacidal

Friday / February 10, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
What role can musicians play in movements for cultural revival? In this discussion, indigenous Taiwanese (Pangcah) songwriter Ado Kaliting Pacidal brings examples from her work. 
Admission: Free
The David Friend Recital Hall

CANCELED: Songwriting Department Collaboration Concert

Monday / February 6, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
CANCELED: This event has been canceled. In this concert, Songwriting Department faculty will feature collaborations with writers from other departments and divisions.
Admission: Free

Songwriters Squared

Monday / November 21, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States
The Berklee Songwriting Department is excited to present Songwriters Squared, a showcase specifically for cowritten songs. 
Admission: Free
The Red Room

Hip-Hop Showcase

Thursday / November 17, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States
The Berklee Songwriting Department presents an evening of hip-hop, showcasing performances from current students.
Admission: Free

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