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
Wednesday / February 16, 2022 / 1:00 pm
Venue
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

This clinic will cover mouthpiece technology, including how each part of the mouthpiece affects the instrument's sound.

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 / November 19, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Canceled
Venue
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

The Berklee Film Scoring Network welcomes film composer Lorne Balfe for an interview with the president of the FSN. They will discuss the industry, film, games, and television. Lorne also will share some examples of his workflow and projects. 

Event Dates
Wednesday / November 17, 2021 / 3:00 pm
Venue
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States

Daymé Arocena is an award-winning Afro-Cuban vocalist/composer from Cuba. Her extremely diverse music is deeply rooted in the island’s numerous, particular rhythms—one of which is the groove, based upon the 6/8 clave derived from Yoruban musical heritage.

Event Dates
Tuesday / November 16, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States

Israeli producer and musician Tomer Katz visits Berklee to discuss his recent projects, including a Q&A and live performance of two of his recent compositions with Berklee students.

Event Dates
Tuesday / November 16, 2021 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States

Israeli producer/musician Tomer Katz visits Berklee to discuss his recent projects. The event will include a Q&A and a live performance of two of his recent compositions with Berklee students.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.
 

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.