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.
Sounds of Philly with Tony Carbone
Join us as we explore the artists, writers, producers, labels and studios that helped to create some of the most influential and profitable records of its time.  Come listen to the music of the period as well as the impact of those sounds on contemporary releases with Berklee faculty Tony Carbone. Tony Carbone has written songs for artists on both major & independent labels, such as Atlantic, Prelude, Casablanca, West End, London, Emergency, and Clockwork racking up five Top 20 ‘Dance’ records and three Top 5 in Billboards Dance Charts. As a producer, Tony has produced for...
Masizakhe: Building Each Other  with special guest Rushay Booysan
Come hear the story of South Africans ten years after the end of apartheid through powerful spoken word and music. Poverty, segregation, racism, and the struggle to rebuild a nation are met with huge amounts of positive energy and youthful creativity in this powerful film. Q&A to follow with film contributor, speaker and activist Rushay Booysen. Cosponsored by the Stan Getz Library and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion Watch the trailer:    
Cuba: Connections, Context and Culture  with Berklee faculty Bill Banfield
Come hear Dr. Bill Banfield recount his travels to Havana, Cuba including sharing his documentary film, photography, music, and images of contemporary paintings artists. Come learn and discuss the richness of the musical and cultural treasure that is Cuba. Dr.  Bill Banfield,  currently serves in the Liberal Arts dept. as Professor of Africana Studies/ Music and Society,  director of the Center For Africana Studies and  programs. An award winning composer, jazz guitarist /recording artist, public radio show host, he  has authored five books for Scarecrow Press on mu...
Music Business Research
You may already have research skills, but this session will focus on research resources specific to music business and management including: Online databases and eBooks available through the library Print books and journals In-House electronic resources Seats are limited.  Sign up for yours through the Learning Center Technology Training website.
Research on the Go
Is it modern society, the Boston hustle, or just a Berklee thing? Whatever the cause, we're always on the move, always multi-tasking, always taking it to go. This session will walk you through the books, magazines, and music that are available to you wherever you are, whatever you're doing, whichever electronic device you have handy. Seats are limited.  ​Sign up for yours through the Learning Center Technology Training website.
Ch-ch-ch-Changes: intro to the brand new library website
What the...? Where did everything go?   Join us--we'll help you find your way around the new site in no time. Seats are limited! Sign up for yours through the Learning Center Technology Training website.
Interested in a career in music production? Ever wondered what it would be like to work with one of your heroes in the studio and how you could get there? Join us for an evening with Berklee alumni ​Nick Ditri and Danny Boselovic as they answer questions about their recent tour, collaborations and mentorship with Tiesto. Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 - 7:30pm 150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab  
Welcome to the Jungle: Intro to the Stan Getz Library
New to Berklee?  (Or at least feeling new?)   Come find out how to navigate the jungle of treasures the Stan Getz Library has to offer you as you begin your Berklee journey.  Plus, win prizes and get insider tips that will help you breeze through your semester!   No sign up required--just swing by the Media Lab at 150 Massachusetts Ave. either Wednesday September 3, either 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. or 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Hope to see you there!
This contest is now closed. For the past four 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, and this year it's the melodica's turn in the lime light. How to win the melodica in the display case: Each weekday, from June 2-20, we will post a hint about one of the albums in the display case at the bottom of this page.  Figure out which album we're hinting at and sen...
Whether you're on the job hunt, launching a new project, or gainfully employed, come learn to think, act, and plan like a business leader. Bobby Riley, CEO of Soldier Design (an internationally recognized brand building consultancy) has led a host of opinion-leading brand building initiatives over the past decade and will get you thinking about how to communicate what you stand for and why. Wednesday, April 16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab Watch the video recording of this presentation by requesting DVD 5983 from the Media Center.