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.

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Past Visiting Artist Events

Event Dates
Friday / December 11, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Daniel Platzman B.M. ’09 is the drummer for the Grammy-winning rock band Imagine Dragons.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / December 4, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Over the past few years, no songwriter has had more of an impact on reshaping pop music than Julia Michaels. Known for the songs “Issues,” a five-times-platinum–selling debut single, and “If the World Was Ending,” her hit single with JP Saxe, she has received Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Song of the Year. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / December 2, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Born in Toronto and based in Los Angeles, singer-songwriter JP Saxe always finds a way to cut beyond the surface, tapping into universal emotions and human experience. His most recent single, "A Little Bit Yours," came off the back of his debut MTV Video Music Awards performance.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / November 20, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Adrianne Elizabeth Lenker is an American musician from Indianapolis, Indiana, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of Big Thief.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / November 18, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Grammy-winning artist T-Pain delivers high-energy, charismatic tunes that have garnered him a gargantuan fan base. He has collaborated with everyone from Lil' Wayne (collectively known as T-Wayne) to Taylor Swift while winning two Grammys: one for his collaboration with Kanye West on 2008’s "Good Life" and the other with Jamie Foxx on 2010’s "Blame It." 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / November 6, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Pinar Toprak B.M. ’00 is one of the most refreshing voices in film music. With her orchestral music for Captain Marvel, she became the first female composer to score a film set in the Marvel cinematic universe. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / November 4, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Tony Succar is a two-time Latin Grammy–winning artist, producer, composer, and arranger whose talents stem from a passion for music gifted to him early in life. In 2019 for his album Mas de mi, he took home Latin Grammys for Producer of the Year and Best Salsa Album, making history as the youngest winner ever to win both categories.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / October 16, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Coming from New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas are surrounded by plenty of grand musical traditions. The five-piece group has a knack for combining various musical styles—fiery soul, deft hip-hop, deep-groove R&B, and subtle jazz—into one dazzling, cohesive whole that evokes the scope of New Orleans music while retaining a distinctive feel all its own. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Wednesday / October 14, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Recently Mickey Guyton made history as the first Black woman to perform an original song at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Karen Kosowski has produced the majority of Guyton’s new EP, Bridges (Capitol Records Nashville). “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” is one of three tracks from the EP that Kosowski also cowrote, and it has received critical national media praise following Guyton’s stunning live performances first at the Country Radio Seminar 2020 (during which Kosowski accompanied her on piano) and then at the internationally televised 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards (during which Keith Urban accompanied her on piano). 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Friday / October 9, 2020 / 1:00 pm
Venue
Virtual Event
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Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, and worldwide philanthropic efforts.

Admission
Free