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.
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Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated, Echo Award-winning bassist/composer Stephan Crump is an active bandleader with twelve critically-acclaimed album releases in addition to numerous film scoring contributions. Known for transforming his instrument into a speaking entity of magnetic pull, his focus on creative instrumental music has led to collaborations with many of the leading lights of his generation.
In this master class/performance, the Armenian folk fusion group Tmbata, founded at Tumo Center, led by Arik Grigorian, will demonstrate different aspects of the Armenian folk tradition and the different ways it can be integrated in more contemporary styles.
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel presents music that Michael Brecker was working on before he passed away, which has not been played live or recorded. This workshop will introduce the project and serve as an open rehearsal for the concert.
Join Florence Price champion and researcher Dr. Karen Walwyn for a deep dive into the personal life and musical work of the first African American female to gain international renown as a classical composer and performer.
Described as a modern jazz icon-in-the-making, drummer Allison Miller has won critics polls in DownBeat and JazzTimes magazines. Miller is a proud member of the supergroup ARTEMIS, and her composition “Speak Eddie” is featured in New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s chorus and orchestra welcome guest soloist Karen Slack to present the New England premiere of Florence Price's Song of Hope. This performance has been selected as part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee's fall 2022 Center Stage collection.