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.

 Visiting artist events are not open to the public. Log in with your OnePass to see a list of upcoming events.

Event Dates
Thursday / October 21, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Presented by the Piano Department, this master class is offered to both performers and composers and will present perspectives on how to write and perform using odd meters. There will be a trio performance at the end of the workshop, led by faculty member Leo Blanco.
 

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Thursday / October 21, 2021 / 3:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Have you ever lost anyone due to suicide? Have you felt lonely when processing grief? Everybody has a role to play in preventing suicide, and we would love to support you by sharing some examples of how music and arts can help your grieving process. We hope that this session provides you with resources on suicide prevention and how to manage your life situations in more positive ways through the arts. 

Please RSVP.

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Event Dates
Friday / October 22, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Hinge ensemble presents A Scheme for Brightness, a concert looking for optimism and hope in dark times. 

Admission
FREE | The public is invited to watch the livestream. The in-person performance is only open to the Berklee community (students, faculty, staff) and invited guests.
Event Dates
Thursday / October 28, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Innovator Sheldon Dingwall, who pioneered the "fan fret" design for bass, will shed light on the design process and efficient bass setup, and will answers questions from the audience during this rare glimpse inside what it takes to bring an instrument to market. 

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.
Presented By
Berklee Global Initiatives
Event Dates
Friday / November 12, 2021 / 12:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Berklee Global Initiatives welcomes award-winning artists Arnie Roth and Eric Roth from AWR Music Productions for a unique session that will delve deeply into the world of scoring for video games and bringing those scores to life with live orchestras.

Admission
This event is open only to Berklee community members who are participating in the testing protocol. All others are invited to watch the livestream.

Past Visiting Artist Events

Event Dates
Friday / October 15, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Saxophonist and composer Nicole Glover presents music from her latest album. She also will share her perspective on improvisation and her career as a touring musician.

Event Dates
Friday / October 15, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Please join Ableton's Matt West for a workshop on producing and songwriting with Ableton Live 11. Learn about a few of the most exciting new features in Live 11.

Event Dates
Friday / October 1, 2021 / 8:00 pm
Venue
Studio 106
132 Ipswich Street (Richard Ortner Studio Building), Floor 1—Studio 106
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Yarn/Wire, an acclaimed percussion/piano quartet dedicated to the promotion of experimental music, shares the stage with Boston Conservatory’s contemporary music ensemble, contraBAND, for an evening of innovative chamber music featuring works by Suzanne Farrin, Tonia Ko, Ryan Carter, Klaus Land, and Misato Mochizuki.

Event Dates
Thursday / September 30, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Blue Note recording artist and saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins discusses his career in music with topics ranging from the music community to record labels, management, social media, and more. 

Event Dates
Wednesday / September 29, 2021 / 6:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Blue Note recording artist Immanuel Wilkins will play with and critique students in an open forum session. 

Event Dates
Wednesday / September 29, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Blue Note recording artist and saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins shares his unique perspective on improvisation and composition. 

Presented By
Harmony & Jazz Composition Department
Event Dates
Tuesday / September 21, 2021 / 1:00 pm
150 Mass Ave. / Room 126
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Join Billy Childs as he explores jazz composition techniques, tips, and tricks. 

Event Dates
Friday / April 30, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event

Grammy Award–winning artists Jonathan McReynolds and Quinnes “Q” Parker share their experiences and insights on how to maneuver through the business side of the gospel music industry. They'll be joined by Gina Waters Miller, senior vice president and general manager at Entertainment One, for a discussion and Q&A moderated by Tonya Butler, professor and chair of Berklee’s Music Business/Management Department.

Presented By
Music Business/Management, Professional Music and Global Initiatives
Event Dates
Thursday / April 15, 2021 / 2:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event

Join us for three days of panel discussions featuring musicians and industry experts from across the globe on how to make a living with your music during a pandemic.

Presented By
Music Business/Management, Professional Music and Global Initiatives
Event Dates
Wednesday / April 14, 2021 / 8:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event

Join us for three days of panel discussions featuring musicians and industry experts from across the globe on how to make a living with your music during a pandemic.