June 15 and 16, 2016
KM College of Music and Technology
Vinayagapuram 2nd Street, MMDA Colony
Arumbakkam, Chennai 600-106
Tamil Nadu, India
Applications are currently closed.
What does this program involve?
This two-day program will consist of several workshops, master classes, and panels presented by highly distinguished faculty from Berklee’s Boston, Massachusetts and Valencia, Spain campuses. The program's theme is music technology in performance and production. The program will also offer exclusive insight into the Berklee audition process for both our undergraduate and graduate programs.
When and how do I register?
The application deadline for this program is Monday, May 16, 2016. For questions about the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is it for me? Am I eligible?
This program is open to any musician who is at least 15-years-old by the start of the program and who has been playing their instrument or singing for a minimum of six months. All applicants will need to submit supporting material demonstrating their musical experience and abilities (the preferred format is links to videos demonstrating your abilities.)
When will I know if I've been accepted into the program?
Please allow seven to 10 business days for Berklee to process your application. Once it has been processed, you will receive an email with information about your next steps.
What is the program like? What will I learn about?
This is subject to modification or adaptation, based on the interests and aptitude of applicants.
Music Technology in Live Performance and Production
Our daily interactions in the social, cultural, and commercial spheres are increasingly digitally mediated, resulting in a music industry that is rapidly evolving and increasingly technology-centric. Conventional notions of musical exploration lose their efficacy if they are not balanced with an understanding of the music technology that is shaping this new musical age—a necessary growth area for contemporary performers, composers, and music producers.
The Berklee India Exchange brings to you a multifaceted approach towards becoming a complete contemporary musician. In two intensive days, you will gain insight on how to use technology to develop your own dynamic music performance, combining your ideas with the concepts the clinic will explore. The clinic will include workshops, master classes, and panels that will examine the network of emerging practices and concepts in the music industry, providing you with an understanding of the technical, theoretical, and practical skills required to navigate this new and rapidly evolving musical ecosystem.
The program's components come together to help you develop ideas across boundaries of technology, genre, culture, and history. As you develop greater fluency in these interconnected concepts, you will gain perspective on what it takes to innovate and thrive as a performer, composer, or producer in any type of music you may wish to pursue.
Both Chennai and Bangalore clinics will follow a similar format. Schedule is subject to change.
Day 19:00 a.m.: Arrival, registration, meet and greet 10:00 a.m.: Introductory Panel - The 21st Century Musician 10:45 a.m.: Workshop 1 12:00 p.m.: Break 12:15 p.m.: Workshop 2 1:30 p.m.: Lunch 2:30 p.m.: Workshop 3 3:45 p.m.: Break 4:00 p.m.: Workshop 4 5:15 p.m.: Break 6:00 p.m.: Soundcheck 7:00 p.m.: Performance by Clinicians
Day 29:00 a.m.: Performance Master Class
11:00 a.m.: Break 11:15 a.m.: Master Class (continued) 1:00 p.m.: Lunch 2:00 p.m.: Workshop - Demystifying the Berklee Audition Experience 4:00 p.m.: Closing
What are some of the workshops offered?
This is subject to change based on interests of applicants.
Music Production: Maximizing Impact
Presented by Stephen Webber
Learn simple strategies for transforming your songs into spine-tingling recordings that people cannot stop listening to. Set your demos and recordings apart by avoiding the mistakes that ruin most self-produced projects. By focusing on easy-to-implement concepts and technical aspects of recording and mixing, you’ll learn to shape your tracks into focused, emotionally compelling recordings that will draw listeners in and keep their attention.
Live Guitar Performance Systems
Presented by David Mash
This workshop will discuss approaches to designing a system for live performance centered around your guitar/synthesizer rig. Real-time control, digital signal processing, MIDI and synthesis, and wireless technologies will be explored as they relate to creating a dynamic electronic performance system. Special focus will be placed on music production values and equipment options and choices that support real-time musical performance. This workshop will be useful for any musician that wants to design their own performance rig, and especially useful for guitarists that want to explore the boundaries of what is possible with today’s technology.
The 21st Century Vocalist
Presented by Annette Philip
Whether recording a TV jingle or premiering your songs at a live festival, singers have the unique responsibility of being storytellers. From intention, lyric interpretation, and stylistic nuances to vocal timbre and studio etiquette/stage presence, learn simple and effective tools to make your vocal delivery memorable and impactful. Through the art of circle singing, explore how to develop your artistic identity, engage your audience, create arrangements, and improvise freely. Then, learn ways to creatively apply circle singing tools in live vocal looping and the world of vocoders.
Technology Applications for the Electronic Musician
Presented by Kai Turnbull
Music technology provides powerful ways to support musicians in the creative process, from composition to production and performance. In this lecture/demonstration, Kai Turnbull will present a variety of technology applications, for projects from DJ’ing to remixing, that provide opportunities for you to discover new musical directions and modes of expression.
Who are the instructors?
Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology
David Mash was the founding chair of Berklee’s Electronic Production and Design Department. He has collaborated on development and artistic projects with leaders in the multimedia and music industries such as Kodak, Adobe Systems, Digidesign/Avid, Opcode, Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Fishman Transducers, Godin Guitars, and many others. Mash has previously served as international chair for electronic music for the International Association of Jazz Educators. He was a founding board member of the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TIME) and currently chairs the executive board of the Avid Customer Association. His music composition and production work, as “Mashine Music,” is available via iTunes, Spotify, and CDBaby.
Program Director for the Master of Music in Music Production, Technology, and Innovation
An Emmy Award-winning composer, Stephen Webber has produced, engineered, and played on more than 100 albums, and recorded with artists as diverse as Nas, DJ Premier, Kathy Mattea, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Webber has been the topic of features in the New York Times, All Things Considered, and The Today Show, and has performed in concert with Bela Fleck, GrandMixer DXT, and Earl Scruggs. Webber wrote the best-selling book Turntable Technique: The Art of the DJ, the first book to approach the turntable as a musical instrument. His online course, Music Production Analysis, won 2010’s Best Online Course Award. His former students, including artists such as Psy and Kiesza, have won dozens of Grammys.
Founder-Director, Berklee Indian Ensemble; Artistic Director, Berklee India Exchange
Indian vocalist, composer/arranger, voice-over artist, pianist, choir conductor, and Berklee faculty member Annette Philip thrives on experimenting with the human voice. Philip has shared the stage with A. R. Rahman, Bill Whelan, Nona Hendryx, Angelique Kidjo, and Jack DeJohnette, amongst others. Philip leads a global jazz ensemble, The Annette Philip Quintet, which draws from jazz, funk, Latin, Indian, and Middle Eastern influences. She is also creative director and core vocalist of the award-winning international a cappella quartet Women of the World. The group's members represent Japan, Italy, India, Haiti and the U.S., and, performing in 29 of the world's languages, it is committed to uniting global voices through song.
Associate Professor, Electronic Production and Design
A dedicated and experienced music educator specializing in digital audio production, sound design, and live electronic performance at Berklee for more than 20 years, Kai Turnbull has taught hundreds of students to use the latest technology tools and techniques in the studio and on stage. He is the course author of Producing Music with Ableton Live, offered through Berklee Online, the online extension school of the college. In addition to commercial film credits, Turnbull has two independent album releases.
How much does it cost?
Tuition is $75.00 U.S. dollars.
What payment methods are accepted?
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an acceptance letter from Berklee. After this time, you can make a payment via cash or credit card. Berklee will not accept payments the day the program begins; you must reserve your spot in advance. For questions or concerns regarding payments, email email@example.com or call +1 617-747-2700.
Where can I make a payment?
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive instructions on how to make your payment.
Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact:
Office of Global Initiatives
Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street, MS-855 GI
Boston, MA 02215-3693 U.S.A.
Telephone: + 1 617-747-2700 (USA)