Global String Intensive
Note: The 2016 program has passed. See below for further information about the program.
Learn from some of the world’s leading string virtuosos and educators. Under the direction of David Wallace, chair of Berklee’s String Department, you’ll explore in-depth a wide variety of string styles, including folk, jazz, bluegrass, classical, old-time, and Celtic. Master your technique on violin, viola, cello, mandolin, harp, banjo, and more. You’ll study with instructors in small class settings and explore new musical styles and techniques under expert guidance.
|Program length:||Five days|
|Program dates:||Monday, June 27, 2016 - Friday, July 1, 2016|
|Move in starting:||Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.|
|Move out by:||Friday, July 1, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.|
|Age range:||15 years and older|
*Nonrefundable and nontransferable. Program information subject to change.
Musical Preparation and Placement
Below is a list of items you should be prepared to bring:
- Your instrument, rosin, and bow
- Writing utensils (pens, pencils, erasers)
- Staff paper
- Sheet music (if distributed in advance)
- Spare strings
- Shoulder rests
- Rock stops
- Any effects pedals you wish to use in jams or open mic night.
- Portable recording device
Though not required, you are permitted to bring laptops, computers, tablets, etc. Wireless internet and electrical outlet plugs are provided throughout the campus. Please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to keep your items safe. Berklee is not responsible for the loss of these items.
As a participant in Berklee’s Global String Intensive, you’ll become a part of Berklee’s thriving, creative string department for a full week. You’ll get the same Berklee experience that fostered musicians like Sierra Hull, Casey Driessen, and national fiddle champions Luke Price and Alex Hargreaves.Expand your musical horizons and discover new performance possibilities as a string player. The curriculum will include:
Please note: the following schedule and course descriptions are only a sample and are subject to change. You will receive personalized schedules on the first day of the program.
|7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.||Check-in|
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m||Small ensembles or theory-in-action and improvisation labs|
|12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.||Faculty clinic|
|1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Lunch break|
|2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.||Small ensembles or theory-in-action and improvisation labs|
|4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.||Large ensemble|
|5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.||Dinner break|
|7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.||Evening concert by faculty or students|
|9:00 p.m.–10:30 p.m.||Jam sessions hosted by faculty|
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.||Instrumental master classes|
|12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.||Lunch break|
|1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.||Soundcheck|
|2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.||Small ensembles concert|
|4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.||Campus tours/move out|
The Berklee Global String Intensive offers participants the opportunity to study with internationally renowned teachers with proven track records—those who have not only won their own prestigious awards, but who have taught students who have continued on to enjoy flourishing careers, whether as international recording artists or as music teachers.
The Berklee Global String Intensive summer faculty includes:
- David Wallace, Program Director
- Darol Anger, The Republic of Strings
- Jason Anick, Gypsy Jazz Ensemble
- Euguen Friesen, Brazilian Ensemble
- Patrice Jackson, R&B Ensemble
- Sandra Kott, Classical Chamber Ensemble
- Greg Liszt, 21st-Century String Band
- Oisin McAuley, Celtic Ensemble
- Bruce Molsky, Old-Time Ensemble
- Felice Pomeranz, Improvising Harps
- Mimi Rabson, Funk Ensemble
- Simon Shaheen, Qantara Orchestra
- Rob Thomas, Rock Strings Ensemble
- Joe Walsh, Bluegrass Ensemble
- Natalie Haas, Celtic Ensemble
- Mike Block, master class
- Matt Glaser, master class
- Mark Simos, master class
- Stash Wyslouch, master class