Information for Registered Students in Songwriting Sessions in Los Angeles

2019 Information

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


Check-In/Registration

Monday, July 29
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

The Colburn School, 200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

  • Check in at the Summer Programs registration table.

Program Schedule

Please note that this outline is an approximation and is subject to change.

 

Monday, July 29

 

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Orientation and Opening Assembly
Thayer Hall
Parents are welcome to attend.
 

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Discussion in Technology, Erin Barra
Thayer Hall
 

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch
 

1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Songwriting Techniques Lecture: Prosody in Songwriting and the Blueprint of a Song, Erin Barra
Thayer Hall
 

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Introduction Session
Students will be assigned their group numbers upon registration. 
 
Group 1, Bonnie Hayes
Thayer Hall
 
Group 2, Eric Leva
Room 229
 
Group 3, Production Track with Erin Barra
Room 230
 
Group 4, Bleu McAuley
Room 270
 
Group 5, Kelly Jones
Room 272
 

3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Team Meeting
Thayer Hall
 

Tuesday, July 30

 

9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Practice Time
Practice time is optional. Students may arrive to the program any time between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
 

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Tools and Techniques: Writing from a Title, Bonnie Hayes
 

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Lyric Techniques Workshop
 
Group 1, Bonnie Hayes
Thayer Hall
 
Group 2, Eric Leva
Room 229
 
Group 3, Production Track with Erin Barra
Room 230
 
Group 4, Bleu McAuley
Room 270
 
Group 5, Kelly Jones
Room 272
 
 

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch
 

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Artist Perspective, Courtney Harrell
 

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Electives 
Students will be able to choose their electives.
 

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Electives 
Students will be able to choose their electives.
 

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Open Mic (optional)
 

Wednesday, July 31

 
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Practice Time
Practice time is optional. Students may arrive to the program any time between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
 

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Tools and Techniques: Melody Writing. Eric Leva
Thayer Hall
 

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Melody Techniques Workshop
 
Group 1, Bonnie Hayes
Thayer Hall
 
Group 2, Eric Leva
Room 229
 
Group 3, Production Track with Erin Barra
Room 230
 
Group 4, Bleu McAuley
Room 270
 
Group 5, Kelly Jones
Room 272
 

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch
 

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Perspective
 

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Electives
Students will be able to choose their electives.
 

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Electives
Students will be able to choose their electives.
 

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Open Mic (optional)
 

Thursday, August 1

 
9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Practice Time
Practice time is optional. Students may arrive to the program any time between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
 

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Tools and Techniques: Chords and Groove, Bleu McAuley
Thayer Hall
 

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Chords and Groove Techniques Workshop
 
Group 1, Bonnie Hayes
Thayer Hall
 
Group 2, Eric Leva
Room 229
 
Group 3, Production Track with Erin Barra
Room 230
 
Group 4, Bleu McAuley
Room 270
 
Group 5, Kelly Jones
Room 272
 

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch
 

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Perspective: Amy Allen
 

2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Electives
Students will be able to choose their electives.
 

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Electives
Students will be able to choose their electives.
 

5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Open Mic (optional)
 

Friday, August 2

 

9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Practice Time
Practice time is optional. Students may arrive to the program any time between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
 

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Visting Artist Perspective: Just Tranter
 

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch
 

1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Student Performances
 

3:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Closing Event
 

How to Contact Us

 

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
 
 

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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