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.
By deconstructing Berklee alumni Karmin's branding efforts, marketing strategy, and use of social media, Music Business/Management faculty Stephanie Kellar presents a preliminary look at her marketing case study focusing on the convergence of artistic and business development, as well as best practices in social media marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Stephanie Kellar presents her marketing case study focusing on the convergence of artistic and business development, best practices in social media marketing, and search engine optimization​. Wednesday, February 6, 6:0...
A Night with the Rock Hall of Fame and Museum
Calling all scholars and fans of popular music! Join us for an interview with rock and roll hall of fame's library and archives staff to learn more about the treasures they have, the stories behind their unique collection and how you can take advantage of it.
Bollywood
What do you think of when you hear the word Bollywood? High energy choreography and eye catching sets and costumes? Hindi love songs and epically long films? Or maybe the only Indian film you can think of is Slumdog Millionaire? The Indian film industry produces more movies and sells more tickets than any other movie industry, with revenues second only to those of the U.S. film industry, and its distinctive musical sounds have been popping up in American popular music and around the globe.  Join us for a continued discussion and analysis of classic and modern In...
They spurred the "third eve" of feminism, paved the way for the "girl power" phenomenon, and then they...dissappeared? 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk across race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, and class, plus a discussion with "professor of punk" Vivien Goldman! November 28th, 6-8pm 150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab Watch this documentary by requesting DVD 5190 from the Media Center.​
The Story of Gospel
Join Jerome Kyles, assistant professor in Berklee's Voice Department, as he chronicles the history, evolution, and heralds of gospel music. What is gospel music? From the ancestral sounds of shackled souls through the jubilant acoustics of harmonious tones, the ever-evolving methodologies continue to stir deep and passionate responses through the various styles and genres of gospel music. The messengers testify. They sing their songs. Yet, the common thread that runs through them all is of course, the gospel, the good news. Wednesday, October 26, 6:00-8:00PM 150 Massachusetts Ave. Medi...
Featuring such banjo greats as Béla Fleck, Earl Scruggs, and Taj Mahal,Give Me the Banjo delves into the complex history of the banjo, from its origins in Africa and its development in early America to the present day.  Join us post-screening for a Q&A with film producer Marc Fields, banjo artists residency manager Dave Hollender, and visiting artists Bill Keith and Tony Trischka.  October 17th, 6-8, 150 Massachusetts Ave, Media Lab ESVP required reserve your seat at: http://bit.ly/GiveMetheBanjo Cosponsored by the American Roots Program and Stan Getz LIbrary...
Jake Hanna
Come learn about the life of and listen to music inspired by this colorful Berklee alumnus, a swinging drummer who contributed to the story of jazz in Boston and beyond.   Jake Hanna joined Toshiko Akiyoshi's trio in Boston in 1957 after studying at the Berklee School of Music. He played with Maynard Ferguson (1958) and Woody Herman's Orchestra (1962-64) and did extensive work as a studio musician both in and out of jazz, including ten years as the drummer for the Merv Griffin Show big band (1964-75). He recorded numerous albums for Concord Jazz, and his 1975 Grammy-nominated recording...
Indie Game: The Movie, directed by Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky, looks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health, and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. Following the making of the games Super Meat Boy, Fez, and Braid, this Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these developers' vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form. Join us for a screening of this one-of-a-kind film, followed by a...
Ever wonder if you hear music differently than your friends or even other musicians? Is the guitarist picking up on different sounds and patterns than the drummer?  What implications does this have for music education and ear training? Join us as Susan Rogers (MP&E) presents her Grammy-funded research on the role of musical training in auditory development and perception. Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 - 8:00 PM 150 Massachusetts Ave. Media Lab
Punk never disappeared; it just went underground. Come see the groundbreaking film that peels back the cover on the early Boston hardcore scene. Post-screening Q&A with Chris Foley '87, Drew Stone, and Duane Lucia. The conventional story of post-Sex Pistols punk goes something like this: after the Clash broke up, punk disappeared. Ten years later, Nirvana suddenly exploded out of nowhere. However, punk never actually disappeared; it simply went underground.  Whether forming bands, opening clubs, or starting zines, members of this community were united by their desire to escape...

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