Visiting Artist Events

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.

Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo

Saturday / January 18, 2020 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo is a group of talented young women from across the United States, directed by award-winning bassist Katie Thiroux B.M. ’09.

Admission: Free

O Samba e o Tango: Musical Genres of Rio de Janeiro and Rio de la Plata

Friday / January 24, 2020 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Don’t miss this workshop, led by Carlos “Charly” Arana, a guitarist, producer, and researcher of Latin American rhythms, on the differences and similarities between Brazilian samba and Argentine tango, the emblematic music of Rio de Janeiro and the Rio de la Plata.

Admission: Free

Chinese MicroJam, Featuring Yazhi Guo with David Fiuczynski

Tuesday / January 28, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

The Planet MicroJam Institute, under the direction of David Fiuczynski, presents Chinese MicroJam, featuring suona virtuoso Yazhi Guo on Chinese oboe, dizi (flute), xiao, sheng (reed mouth organ), hulusi (triple pipe free reed), and more.

Admission: Free

Mivos Quartet

Wednesday / January 29, 2020 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Mivos Quartet performs a concert of new music.

Admission: Free

Chinese MicroJam with Yazhi Guo and David Fiuczynski

Monday / February 3, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Yazhi Guo, widely known as the leading suona player (Chinese oboe) in Asia, incorporates improvisations and compositions in traditional, Western, and microtonal styles. He will perform with the Planet MicroJam Institute Ensemble.

Admission: Free

Julie Rosenfeld and Peter Miyamoto Present a Concert of New Music for Violin and Piano

Thursday / February 13, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Julie Rosenfeld and Peter Miyamoto, a celebrated violin and piano duo, present a concert featuring new music for violin and piano.

Admission: Free

Kenny Werner and Billy Childs Master Class

Tuesday / February 25, 2020 / 12:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02115, United States

Presented by the Harmony and Jazz Composition Department and the Effortless Mastery Institute, Billy Childs and Kenny Werner conduct a special master class.

Admission: Free

Directed Study Seminar: Sound Icon Reading Session

Wednesday / March 4, 2020 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Boston, Massachusetts–based group Sound Icon reads works by student composers.

Admission: Free

Chinese Tradition Music: East Meets West

Wednesday / March 4, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Chinese Tradition Music, an ensemble that combines Chinese and Western music, performs a concert that includes solo, duo, and small ensemble.

Admission: Free

Directed Study Seminar: Sound Icon Reading Session

Wednesday / March 11, 2020 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Boston, Massachusetts–based group Sound Icon reads works by student composers.

Admission: Free

Visiting Scholar Ensemble Concert: Billy Childs—Into the Light

Monday / March 23, 2020 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Billy Childs, the 2019–2020 Ken Pullig Visiting Scholar in Jazz Studies and a Grammy-winning pianist, composer, and arranger, presents an ensemble that includes students from the Harmony and Jazz Composition Department. The ensemble is co-led by professor Daniel Ian Smith.

Admission: Free

Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves: Choro Workshop

Monday / March 30, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Virtuoso clarinetist Anat Cohen and 7-string guitar virtuoso Marcello Gonçalves share their mastery of Brazilian choro music with interactive explorations of the rhythms, song forms, and melodies of this exhilarating style.

Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic on Indian Classical Music

Monday / March 30, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02115, United States

Join us for a master class/clinic on Indian classical music, presented by a renowned artist from India.

Admission: Free

Vicki Genfan

Thursday / April 16, 2020 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

Playing her own percussive technique of slap-tap acoustic guitar, Vicki Genfan will share her concepts for developing right-hand technique, songwriting, and improvisation.

Admission: Free