Co-sponsored by Furtados Music and Furtados Music School
October 31-November 1, 2015
Mount Litera School International
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
GN Block (behind Asian Heart Hospital, near UTI building, Bandra Kurla complex, Bandra East)
Registration is now closed for this program.
In this two-day program, you will participate in the analysis of a song through an interactive process as Berklee faculty members provide some tools and instruction to help you in navigating the world of the recording studio, however this is not an audio engineering clinic. After you have finished the clinic, you will receive a certificate of completion from Berklee.
What's the program like? What will I learn about?
In this two-day program, you will engage in clinics, interactive presentations, and jam sessions with Berklee faculty members. You will advance your skills in music and further your abilities as a musician through informative clinics on topics such as preparing for live performances and professional recordings. You will also learn time-tested strategies for achieving professional standards and effectively conveying emotion as a music producer.
When and how do I apply?
The application deadline is October 15, 2015. Email us at email@example.com with any questions about the application process.
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 musical abilities.)
Who are the instructors?
What are some of the classes that are offered?
Performance Forum: Creative Approaches to Performance and Production in the Recording Studio
As part of this workshop, you will collaborate with classmates from a variety of diverse styles and backgrounds, including performers, producers, and educators, among others. You will also explore concepts of performance specific to the studio environment through faculty feedback and analysis.
This clinic begins by exploring the key concepts of listening, conveying emotion, artist identity, vision, and intention. It then introduces the "listen, respond, act" (LRA) technique, which you will put into action while producing a sound-alike project, an effective cornerstone of Berklee’s award-winning curriculum. The interactive session will involve remaking an important, pivotal, or “hit” song replicating the sounds, performances, feel, and especially the emotional impact of the original. In this clinic, you will:
Recognize the concepts of critical listening, conveying emotion, and artist identity, vision, and intention.
Assess an artist's strengths and weaknesses, and employ strategies to accentuate the positives and minimize the negatives.
Discuss editing, rewriting, and employing arranging techniques to enhance emotional impact.
Provide guidance on how to lead a creative team in the studio by engendering good session flow and pulling the best performances out of your players.
Understand the producer's and engineer's specific roles in the studio.
Know the basics of producing and recording and how to set up your studio.
Identify and use specific recording techniques.
Demonstrate strategies to clean up tracks while mixing and mastering.
After working in this clinic, you will receive a certificate of completion from Berklee.
Musicianship in the Studio
In this workshop, you will focus on your instrument, with real-time feedback and hands-on interaction with Berklee faculty to provide an overview on performance techniques in the studio.
Studio Performance Ensemble
This workshop enables you to enhance your ensemble-playing skills and to deepen your knowledge of studio performance. Working under the direction of a Berklee faculty member, you will complete exercises that enhance your intonation and articulation in an ensemble context. You will learn to maintain stylistic integrity by developing awareness of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic practices associated with studio performance.
What's the schedule?
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Registration
10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Musicianship in the Studio (grouped by instrument)
11:45 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Studio Performance Ensemble Session 1
4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Tea Break
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Faculty Studio Production Demonstration/Concert
7:00 p.m.: Student and Faculty Jam
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.: Production Concepts Panel - The Role of the Producer
10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Performance Forum - Creative Approaches to Performance and Production in the Recording Studio
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Lunch Break
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Interactive Session: Demystifying the Berklee Audition Experience with Mock Audition and Q&A Session
4:00 p.m.: Closing Discussion with Faculty
Where will I stay?
As a student in this program, you are required to make your own housing arrangements.
Tuition is 5,000 rupees. What payment methods are accepted? Cash and credit cards are accepted. You must first register and wait for an acceptance letter from Berklee before making your payment. We will not accept payments the day the program begins; you must reserve your spot in advance. For questions or concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91 8879070240. Where can I make a payment? Mumbai Payments can be made at any of four Furtados School of Music venues in Mumbai (Bandra/Khar, Neapeansea Road, Powai, or Chembur); view addresses and contact information for each location. Payments can also be made at the Furtados store in Delhi; view address and contact information for the Delhi store.
How much does it cost?
Tuition is 5,000 rupees.
What payment methods are accepted?
Cash and credit cards are accepted. You must first register and wait for an acceptance letter from Berklee before making your payment. We will not accept payments the day the program begins; you must reserve your spot in advance. For questions or concerns, email email@example.com or call +91 8879070240.
Where can I make a payment?
Payments can be made at any of four Furtados School of Music venues in Mumbai (Bandra/Khar, Neapeansea Road, Powai, or Chembur); view addresses and contact information for each location.
Payments can also be made at the Furtados store in Delhi; view address and contact information for the Delhi store.
When will I know if I've been accepted into the program?
Please allow seven to ten business days for Berklee to process your application. Once it has been processed, you will receive an email with information about your next steps.
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) or +91 8879070240 (India)