Past Events

Berklee Achievement Scholarship Content-Based Workshop March 7th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Continuing students without a Berklee scholarship may be eligible for a Berklee Achievement Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 1.  Attend our scholarship portfolio workshop to learn more about the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, and for content advising and technical tips. This workshop is presented in conjunction with Learning Center staff. 

Ableton Live 10 - Latest & Greatest Features March 6th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us for a look at all of the fresh new features in Ableton Live 10. Discover the latest instruments and effects with Wavetable, Echo, Drum Buss and Pedal. See new workflow enhancements in action. Perhaps best of all, Max for Live is now included in Live 10 suite.   Wavetable is a new synthesizer built by Ableton. Shape, stretch and morph sounds using wavetables derived from analog synths, and a range of other instruments and sounds.  

Mixing and Production for the Freelancer March 1st, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Pablo San Martin '14, engineer   Join us for a conversation with Pablo San Martin '14 discussing multiple production and mixing techniques used in various styles of music. Come learn tips and tricks to enable you to land a wider variety of gigs and make new connections.  

A conversation with Charles “Charlie Prince” Wilson III February 28th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Keyboardist, Music Director and Record Producer for Justin Timberlake and Rihanna. moderated by Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MPE  

Future is Female February 23rd, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

with Sirintip - vocalist, composer & GroundUP Music recording artist co-sponsored by the Women in Jazz Collective   Future is Female even for us Future is Female Everywhere Future is Female (Art), Hell Yeah!  

Music and the People of God: book signing & performance February 21st, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join the Stan Getz Library for a book signing with Professor, Pianist and Author Jetro da Silva. Also on the program for the evening is a performance featuring Jetro da Silva on piano, Ron Mahdi on bass and Ron Savage on Drums.   "This project is based on my personal journey as both a sacred and secular musician. By sacred, I refer to my work in religious music as a choir director, pianist, or organist in several denominations, By secular, I refer to my Journey as a solo artist, sideman for American music superstars, and music educator."

Poetic Jazz Symphonic February 21st, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Berklee professor Jerry Gates will moderate a panel discussion with European jazz quartet, Poetic Jazz.The discussion will focus on the process of reimagining previously written songs for jazz quartet. In this case the instrumentation is enlarged to add orchestra and what advantages and challenges that presents. Additional topics may include the production of bringing Poetic Jazz Symphonic to venues such as the Berklee Performance Center.  

Youtube For Musicians February 1st, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

In Partnership with Live Nation Video Network and the Music Law and Management Club   Featuring guest speakers: Jon Baltz, Operations Manager Live Nation Video Network, Co-Founder INDMUSIC Niki Giermasinski, Account Manager Live Nation Video Network, Berklee ’15  

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. January 31st, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

co-sponsored by the Billboard Hot 100 Club Intro by Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MP&E   Join us for an exclusive pre-screening of the new USA network series Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G., featuring an introduction by multiple-Grammy award winning engineer Prince Charles Alexander, Professor, MP&E. Refreshments served.  

Ableton Live Performance Techniques January 25th, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Although Ableton Live has for many become a first choice studio production environment, the original intent of the program was to enable musicians to bring computers on stage for performance. Live continues to excel in this role and empowers musicians, DJ’s and producers alike to leverage the power of their computers in performing their music. In this session, we’ll touch on features of Live useful in performance including: Clip oriented techniques

In Conversation with Lewis Capaldi January 23rd, 2018 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

In Conversation with Lewis Capaldi, Singer-Songwriter and Capitol Records Artist

Virtual Reality Environments as Music Notation with Amy Brandon December 7th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

How do the new possibilities of Virtual Reality create new dimensions for musical communication ?

Producing the Producer November 30th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Presented by multi-platinum producer/engineer/mixer/musician David Bendeth (Paramore, Vertical Horizon, Breaking Benjamin) Moderated by Enrique Gonzalez Müller, Associate professor, MP&E  

Pina - 3D Film Screening November 15th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

A film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders   PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009.  

Gender Equality in Jazz and the Music Industry November 9th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

This panel discussion will focus on personal experiences with gender inequality in the music industry, how these issues have been handled, solutions for gender inequality, and the role educational institutions can play in shaping a more equitable industry for future generations.

Masterclass with Harvey Mason Jr. November 7th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Real Tales From Behind the Console
Making hit records and building a sustainable career in the music business.

DJ Clinic featuring DJ Shortee October 31st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us as DJ Shortee performs an intimate set, followed by an interview and Q/A moderated by Jason "DJ JD" Dawson, Music Production & Engineering Instructor.

McDSP Mixing & Post-Production Workshop October 31st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Come learn in this interactive workshop why top engineers such as Tony Maserati, Andrew Scheps and Mike Dean rely on the audio processing tools made by McDSP for their work.

The Sober Side of Drunk History October 13th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Dan Gross ’08, Erik Groysman ’11, and Gray Bashew ’11, the mad minds behind the music of Comedy Central's Drunk History, discuss how they meet the high demands of composing for a cable television show using only home studios, strong organization, and teamwork.

Interview with Lorne Balfe via Skype October 12th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Lorne Balfe, The Lego Batman Movie, Churchill, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, is a Grammy Award-winning, EMMY and BAFTA nominated film composer from Inverness, Scotland.