Information for Registered Students in the Berklee/Boston Conservatory Brass Program

2019 Information

The following information will help you plan and prepare for your time on campus:


Check-In/Registration

 

Monday, June 24

8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue
  • Check in at the Summer Programs registration table.
  • Pay any fees at the Office of the Bursar, 921 Boylston Street, room 242.
  • Move in to your room at your convenience.

Program Schedule

All participants will receive an individual class schedule upon registration. Please note that this outline is an approximation and is subject to change.

Monday, June 24

 

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Welcome and Faculty Introductions
132 Ipswich Street, Room 106
 

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Placement Auditions
132 Ipswich Street
 
Contemporary Trumpets: Room 104
 
Contemporary Trombones: Room 204
 
Classical Trumpets: Room 304
 
Classical Trombones and Horns: Room 103
 
After students complete their placement audition, they should report to room 106 for an open brass session.
 
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Finding Your Personal Art
Norman Bolter
132 Ipswich Street, Room 106
 
5:00 p.m.
Ensemble Placements Posted
132 Ipswich Street, Room 106
 
5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m.
Dinner
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

7:00 p.m.

Housing Meeting for All On-Campus Students
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Opening Concert
Red Room at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston Street
 

9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Faculty/Student Jam Session
Red Room at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston Street
 
There is a nightly curfew of 10:30 p.m. for all on-campus students.
 

Tuesday, June 25

 

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Warm-Ups
8 Fenway
 
Trumpets: Room 303
 
Horns: Houston Hall
 
Trombones: Room 406

 

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Contemporary Music Session: Jazz
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A06
 
Contemporary Music Session: Funk
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A07
 
Contemporary Music Session: New Orleans
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room B01
 
Brass Ensemble Sessions
Seully Hall, 8 Fenway and 132 Ipswich Street, Room 106
 

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Jam Session
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room B01
 
Brass Ensemble Sessions
Seully Hall, 8 Fenway and 132 Ipswich Street, Room 106
 

2:45 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Classical Elective: Practicing Smart and Strategies for Getting Better Faster
Ken Amis
Seully Hall, 8 Fenway
 
Contemporary Elective: Improvising with Clave
Angel Subero
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1A
 
Horn Track
Houston Hall, 8 Fenway
 

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Classical Elective: Creative Practice Techniques
Norman Bolter
Seully Hall, 8 Fenway
 
Contemporary Elective: Improvising with Clave, Continued
Angel Subero
1140 Boylston Street, Recital Hall 1A
 
Horn Track
Houston Hall, 8 Fenway
 

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Practice Time
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Faculty Classical Recital
Seully Hall, 8 Fenway
 

Wednesday, June 26

 

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Studio Classes
 
Trumpets: 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Room B16
 
Horns: Houston Hall, 8 Fenway
 
Trombones: 8 Fenway, Room 503
 

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Contemporary Music Session: Jazz
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A06
 
Contemporary Music Session: Funk
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A07
 
Contemporary Music Session: New Orleans
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room B01
 
Brass Ensemble Sessions
Seully Hall, 8 Fenway and 132 Ipswich Street, Room 106
 

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

General Elective: Intro to Electronic Effects for Brass Players
Billy Buss
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Room B16
 

3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Contemporary Elective: A Streamlined Approach to Practicing Improvisation
Billy Buss
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Room B23
 
Classical Elective: Side-by-Side Brass Ensemble Experience
132 Ipswich Street, Room 106
 

4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Practice Time
 

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Practice Time
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

General Elective: MRI Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone: How Science Informs Brass Pedagogy
Eli Epstein
132 Ipswich Street, Room 106
 

8:15 p.m.

Faculty Jazz Recital
1140 Boylston Street, Room 1A
 

9:15 p.m.

Faculty/Student Jam Session
1140 Boylston Street, Room 1A
 

Thursday, June 27

 

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Warm-Ups
8 Fenway
 
Trumpets: Room 303
 
Horns: Houston Hall
 
Trombones: Room 406
 
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
 
Contemporary Music Session: Jazz
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A06
 
Contemporary Music Session: Funk
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room A07
 
Contemporary Music Session: New Orleans
130 Massachusetts Avenue, Room B01
 
Brass Ensemble Session
Seully Hall, 8 Fenway and 132 Ipswich Street, Room 106
 

12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Classical Elective:Finding and Freeing Your True Musical Voice
Steve Emery
Seully Hall, 8 Fenway
 
Contemporary Elective: Improvisation: Expression and Possibilities
Phil Grenadier
David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street
 
Horn Track
Houston Hall, 8 Fenway
 

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Classical Elective: Optimal Performance
Eli Epstein
Seully Hall, 8 Fenway
 
Contemporary Elective: Jam Session
Phil Grenadier
David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street
 

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Practice Time
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Faculty and Assistants Classical Recital
31 Hemenway Street, Room 401
 

8:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Pizza Party
31 Hemenway Street, Room 401
 

Friday, June 28

 

8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Contemporary Music Session Dress Rehearsal
31 Hemenway Street, Second Floor, Main Stage
 
Classical Trumpet Studio Class
8 Fenway, Room 503
 
Classical Horn Studio Class
Houston Hall, 8 Fenway
 
Classical Trombone Studio Class
8 Fenway, Room 406
 

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
 
Classical Brass Ensemble Dress Rehearsal
31 Hemenway Street, Second Floor, Main Stage
 
Contemporary Trumpet Studio Class
1140 Boylston Street, Room 3B
 
Contemporary Trombone Studio Class
1140 Boylston Street, Room 2E
 

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch
160 Massachusetts Avenue
 

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Closing Concert (All Ensembles)
31 Hemenway Street, Second Floor, Main Stage
 

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Final Party and Awards Ceremony
Light refreshments will be provided.
31 Hemenway Street, Room 201
 
 
 

How to Contact Us

 

Class Schedule Questions

Program Directors:
Larry Isaacson: 617-510-5264 or lisaacson@berklee.edu
John Faieta: 617-699-0147 or jfaieta@berklee.edu
 

General Questions

Office of Summer Programs
155 Massachusetts Avenue, Fourth Floor
617-747-2245
 

Tuition and Fees

Office of the Bursar
921 Boylston Street, Room 242
617-747-2165 or 617-747-2610
 

Public Safety

155 Massachusetts Avenue, Basement
Public Safety staff is here for students’ protection and assistance 24 hours a day. Security can be reached by phone at 617-747-8888 in an emergency or 617-747-2682 for regular business.
 

Housing Office

150 Massachusetts Avenue, Third Floor
617-747-2292
 
 

Additional Information

Please visit Parent and Student Resources on the Berklee Summer Programs website for general information applicable to all Berklee summer programs, including:

  • what to bring,
  • directions to campus,
  • visa requirements for international students,
  • services available for students with disabilities,
  • information on facilities, and
  • information on policies and expectations.

Helpful information may also be found on the Summer Programs Housing and Tuition and Payment pages.

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