Past Events

Song Production with iZotope's Creative Instruments July 27th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Come learn how to use the cutting edge production tools made by iZotope. Brandon Carroll, producer, Berklee alumnus and iZotope specialist will present an event focused around composing and producing a song using creative tools such as BreakTweaker, VocalSynth and Iris 2—aimed at anyone writing music and looking to expand their production skills

Sound Design for Video Games July 20th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

The Sound Design Network, a student led group, presents the Video Game Sound Design program at Berklee. What exactly is sound design?


Produce a Song in a Day July 13th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Interested in music production? In this event, Learning Center staff will produce a song using Ableton Live, touching on virtual instruments, audio recording, and effects.

SESAC Day Keynote June 26th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Multi-Emmy-nominated SESAC composer Danny Lux will visit and discuss his scoring process. Moderating the conversation will be Erin Collins, SESAC Vice President for Film, Television and Developing Media and Alison Plante, Chair of Film Scoring.  Erin Collins will also be available to answer any questions about SESAC.

Archiving the Past for the Future June 21st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

What should be archived, why and how?  Join us as Toby Scott and Brad Mindich share their experiences developing the archives of Bruce Springsteen and other major artists.

The Virtuality Continuum June 8th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Jason Parks '11, COO at ROTU VR   Jason Parks joined us for an overview of the current virtual reality and augmented reality landscape and the opportunities and resources available within. The discussion also included information on content development and the opportunity to demo VR and haptic audio equipment, including the HTC Vive and Subpac.  

Interview with Tony Ann, Keyboardist for The Chainsmokers June 2nd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

After posting a piano cover on YouTube in 2016 of “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down”, the hit songs by The Chainsmokers, Tony Ann, Contemporary Writing and Production student at Berklee, found himself invited along for their current tour.

Music Production Apps Showcase May 24th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Your laptop is a powerful tool for music creation, with a suite of bundled software providing you with a veritable modern studio in a very portable package.

Sync Jam! May 23rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Come get your hands on a variety of iOS apps, M

Scoring the Bollywood Musical May 11th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

How does a composer use song themes in the underscore for a Bollywood film? And if there is more than one composer on a film, each using their own musical scales, what is the Bollywood score composer to do to make them fit together harmonically?

Making Money On YouTube May 3rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Presented by Songwriting, in Partnership with Live Nation Video Network  

Disintermediation in the Music Industry May 2nd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

co-sponsored by the Music Business Club and Music2020   This event was a dynamic forum to discuss a variety of approaches to building a better music industry. The evening kicked off with several students sharing their vision for opportunities focused on disintermediation in the music industry.  

Creating Sounds from Scratch with Synthesizers April 27th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

presented by Andrea Pejrolo, Chair, Contemporary Writing & Production and Scott B. Metcalfe, Director of Recording Arts and Sciences at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University

Music Intelligence April 26th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Ralph Jaccodine of the Music Business/Management Department at Berklee College of Music conducted an interview with Jim Lucchese, Former Global Head of Creator and CEO of The Echonest @ Spotify. With a customer base reaching 100 million fans a month, through over 400 apps, The Echo Nest @ Spotify is the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans.  

Interview with Composer John Debney via Skype April 21st, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Interviewed by Jeffery Gaiser and Oliver Price from the Film Scoring Network, composer John Debney kindly took time out of his busy writing schedule to talk about his decades of experience working in the film and game industry. With credits including blockbuster movies such as The Passion of the Christ, The Jungle Book and Iron Man II, John has composed music for a wide range of drama, comedy and animated films.

Interview with Rich Vreeland and Akash Thakkar via Skype April 20th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Join us for an interview with composer Rich Vreeland ’09 and sound designer Akash Thakkar ’12, two Berklee alumni who worked in tandem on the hit indie game Hyper Light Drifter.

Copyright 101 April 19th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

hosted by George Howard, Associate Professor, Music Business/Management with guest panelists Kyle Thornton, Berklee and Jennifer Marr, Harvard Law School   co-sponsored by the Music Law & Mangement Club.  

Crowdfunding 101: Finding and Engaging Your Superfans April 13th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Chloe Johnson, Campaign Manager at Pledge Music visited to provide a complete look at the ins and outs of successfully running a crowdfunding campaign. From determining when to launch a campaign, leveraging data metrics,  to selecting unique rewards for different levels of support Chloe gave an in-depth look at what it takes to run a successful campaign. Joining her was Will Dailey, Boston-based songwriter who shared his experiences funding his album on the Pledge Music platform.

POSTPONED - In Conversation with Maggie Rogers April 10th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

This event has been postponed. No date is set for rescheduling, but we hope to catch Maggie on her next visit to Boston.

Brass Recording Techniques April 7th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

Although the quality of today's virtual brass libraries is very high, recording brass players live can be a rewarding way to achieve natural sounding parts. In this workshop, we will record solo instruments and small brass ensembles, looking at methods applicable to working in orchestral settings.

Bastille - Film Screening and Q&A March 27th, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

In just under 45 minutes, "Help Me Chase Those Seconds" documents the journey of Bastille as they transition from squeezing onto pub stages as complete unknowns to traveling the world, conquering globally famous events like Glastonbury and Reading, all while recording their second album ‘Wild World‘. Bastille visited and along with director Tom Middleton presented their new tour documentary.

Panel with Film & TV Producer Robin Sweet March 3rd, 2017 at 150 Mass Ave, Media Center

An Inside Look into the Film & TV Production Industry Co-sponsored by the Women's Film Initiative