Library Events

Diversity in Show Business

Diversity in Show Business: Acting Beyond Stereotypes April 5th 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm 150 Mass Ave, Media Center   Successful monolgue preparation for actors of all types This two-hour workshop offers practical tools for preparing audition monologues for actors. Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory students are encouraged to attend. Pre-selected students will prepare and present a memorized two to three minute contemporary dramatic or comedic monologue. Participants will receive feedback from Associate Professor Ana Guigui and Assistant Professor Rene Pfister regarding the audition process, and how to select the best monologue. Our guest moderator Susan Nelson is the Executive Director of the New England Local of SAG-AFTRA, and will be joined by local professional performers to discuss the topic of actors playing into a stereotype or acting against it. Ms. Nelson will moderate an open conversation and Q&A with our actors, panelists, and audience members about various aspects of diversity in show business. Please come and join the conversation!  Diversity/ Monolgue library resource guide. This event is co-sponsored by the Stan Getz Library and Berklee Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm 150 Mass Ave, Media Center Join us for a conversation on the future of the creative economy between Prince Charles Alexander and John Whynot, Grammy Award-winning engineers and MP&Efaculty; David Hughes, Chief Technical Officer of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); Ruth Vitale, Executive Director of CreativeFuture; and Brett Williams, CreativeFuture’s Youth Outreach Director.   Co-sponsored by the Music Business Club   Prince Charles Alexand...
Hit Songs Deconstructed
David and Yael Penn of Hit Songs Deconstructed will discuss their astonishingly detailed analysis of today's top hits. This resource examines song structure, production style and many other aspects of specific hit songs and more general trends in current chart-toppers. The presentation will feature an overview of Hit Songs Deconstructed reports, including highlights from the recent Can’t Feel My Face Deconstructed report, Q2 Trend report, Top 10 Deconstructed report and Genre report.​ Hit Songs Deconstructed is a first of its kind website and publication exclusively dedicated to providing a...
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - 6:00pm   150 Mass Ave, Media Center With Chrissy Tignor Fisher, Bonnie Hayes, Susan Rogers, Leanne Ungar and Alison Plante. Presented by Women, Technology & Creativity.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 6:00pm In part 1 of our two-part Guerrilla Production Techniques series, you’ll get a crash course in do-it-yourself recording techniques using inexpensive gear. During the presentation, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of recording a live ensemble consisting of drums, bass, guitar, and vocals. Topics will include:   Gear Overview – Microphones, audio interfaces, accessories Techniques – Miking vs. direct input, multi-tracking, stereo recording How-To – Step-by-step setup, recording with your laptop
Library Scaventer Hunt
Wondering what the library has to do with you?  Come find out by participating in a simple scavenger hunt game tailored to your principal instrument.   Three correct answers gets you a step closer to the end of your ROAD Map and some great prizes from the folks at Student Activities.  Four correct answers will enter you into the library's prize raffle! No sign-up necessary. Just swing by the library Thursday, September 3 between 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  See you there!
Tools & Techniques of the Modern DJ
Library resources related to Learning Center event: Tools & Techniques of the Modern DJ  A selection of CDs and DVDs are based on the Rolling Stone list: The 25 DJs That Rule the Earth.  
Summer Listening Party
Inspired by the 'Berklee, What are you listening to?' videos and NPR's 'All Songs Considered,' we're hosting an opportunity to listen to and discuss our favorite summer tunes of 2015.  You'll hear the top picks of our panel of Berklee staff and students. The audience will be asked to vote on each song to kick off a group discussion. Then the tables will turn and the audience will be asked for a song or two. Come explore some new music, share some opinions and meet a few new faces on campus! Co-hosted by the Stan Getz Library and the Learning Center
For the past five years, every June, we've highlighted albums in our display case that feature a small, often overlooked instrument.  And then, to keep it fun, we give that instrument away to someone!  We've given away a toy accordion, a ukulele, a harmonica, a thumb piano, a melodica and this year it's the theremin's turn in the lime light. How to win the theremin in the display case: Each weekday, from June 1-19, we will post a trivia question about the instrument or one of the items in the display case at the bottom of this page.  Send your answer in an email to...
Join us for an intimate look at the history of cosmetics and both the subtle and bold ways it offers the power to transform. Samantha Marder, with over 15 years in the business, will share: a brief overview of evolution of makeup for stage and screen tips for subtle correction & enhancement for stage and photography, using minimal makeup for maximum effects techniques for pure alchemy of makeup, creating transformations for the stage using color, contouring & highlights cosmetic gender bending techniques   Samantha Marder, aka Natasha Savoy, is the creative for...
For the love of music
Join us for a look into the history of the greater Boston folk scene with a film and discussion about a tiny club and an unlikely group of musicians on the verge of a musical revolution. For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival documents the rich history of Club 47, the iconic Cambridge, Massachusetts folk music mecca from 1958–1968, which was later resurrected as Club Passim. The film features interviews with Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Maria and Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Jackie Washington, Jim Rooney, and Peter Rowan, and it includes previously unreleas...