Visiting Artist Events

Performers, engineers, and music business professionals are among the industry experts who visit Berklee to offer clinics and master classes about the business and art of making, recording, promoting, and composing music. Often only open to the college community, these visits are opportunities for Berklee students and faculty to get an intimate and inside perspective of the industry.

 Visiting artist events are not open to the public. Log in with your OnePass to see a list of upcoming events.

Event Dates
Canceled
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Grammy Award–winning musician Matt Rollings '86 will share his expertise as a producer, songwriter, arranger, and composer. 

Event Dates
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Critically acclaimed saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis presents a trio. Featuring Berklee students Stefan Dresler, bass and Mattia Muller, drums.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Critically acclaimed saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis presents a workshop focused on extended techniques, multiphonics, and their use in improvisation and melody.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Public interview with Q&A with Edmundson Visiting Artist Matthew Aucoin.
 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Catalan singer-songwriter Judit Neddermann has released five critically acclaimed albums since 2014. In this master class, she will share her creative songwriting process and career insights, which have included collaborations with such celebrated artists as Alejandro Sanz and Joan Manual Serrat. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States

In this master class Mónica Giraldo, a singer-songwriter from Colombia, will perform some of her original songs from her six albums. 

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Flutist Claudia Anderson's newest project, Glass Ceilings, commissioned several high-profile women composers and flutists to write pieces for flute(s) solo and electronic media, with its originating theme of gender inequality expanded to embrace the effects of COVID-19 and racial tensions of 2020.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

The Brass Department presents a Brass Showcase faculty clinic.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States

Deeply meditative ragas. Beautifully intricate rhythms. Soaring flights of melodic exploration. Intuitive improvisational interplay. This adventurous and unique collaboration features masters Priyank Krishna and Phil Scarff of the modern saxophone performing the intricacies of this centuries-old Indian art form.

Admission
Free
Event Dates
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Embark on a transformative journey with Giovanni Siveroni's revolutionary approach to musical fitness  with The Sound of Fitness: Unlocking Your Musical Potential. Discover how physical conditioning and mental wellness can elevate your musical prowess to new heights, setting you on the path to mastery. 


 

Admission
Free

Past Visiting Artist Events

Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Berklee Peru and the Latin American Association of Berklee Students announces an upcoming virtual master class with Peruvian artist ZAV, where he will be presenting some traditional rhythms and styles from Peru, performed by Berklee students.

Event Dates
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
United States

JNTHN STEIN is a recording artist, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Oakland, California, and now based in Los Angeles. 

Event Dates
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Conversation with bassist and alumni Jeni Magana. Magana is the current bassist for renown indie artist Mitski.

Moderated by David Marvuglio of the Bass Department.

Event Dates
Canceled
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Grammy Award–winning musician Matt Rollings '86 will share his expertise as a producer, songwriter, arranger, and composer. 

Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

In this master class, Thiago Rabello will present and demonstrate techniques, concepts, and applications on how to make the many rhythms of Brazil swing.
 

Event Dates
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall (1W)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Our special guest this week will be vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles.

"Sarah Elizabeth Charles is a vocalist on the rise, riding the momentum of two phenomenal previous releases: 2012’s RED and 2015’s Inner Dialogue. Those projects wedded Charles’s acute melodic sensibility to her incisive sociopolitical analysis, and on her latest release, Free Of Form, she strengthens those connections even more."—DownBeat

Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Leading Klezmer band Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi perform music from their latest album, The Wolf and the Lamb.

Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Join Berklee Scholars in Residence John Patitucci and Victor Wooten, along with Bass Chair Steve Bailey, as they host Brazilian bass phenom Michael Pipoquinha, exploring the challenges and rewards of making bass music. A one of a kind event that is not to be missed. 

 

Event Dates
Berk Recital Hall (1A)
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
United States

Virtuoso Brazilian bassist Michael Pipoquinha will share his musical vision and his approach to making music. His unique techniques and grooves have made him a topic of bass conversation around the world.

Event Dates
David Friend Recital Hall (DFRH)
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
United States

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and insight as alumni and Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation Recipient Nicolle Horbath with Latin Grammy and Grammy–nominee AleMor and manager Wizzmer share expertise on independent artists' management, music business, finances, and the art of co–creation. They will take us behind the making process of AleMor’s acclaimed Beautiful Humans album which has been nominated for a Grammy and Latin Grammy. Discover a new perspective on the music industry—one that celebrates collaboration and sharing over competition.