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.
"I cannot look at myself in the mirror if I do not give 100 percent. My ambition is new each day, I have so much to learn and so much to achieve." — David Guetta Earlier this year Burn announced a partnership with legendary French music producer and DJ David Guetta. As part of this exciting collaboration, Burn Productions has created a full-length film. This documentary-style feature, Nothing But the Beat—The Fire Withingives fans unique insight into Guetta's life, career, and meteoric rise from underground house DJ into one of the world's most sought-after DJ/producer/collab...
In honor of the upcoming Nigel Tufnel Day, we will screen the mockumentary that captured so many clichés and spawnedso many catchphrases of rock and roll. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, MEDIA LAB Watch this documentary by requesting DVD 696 from the Media Center.​
Join Berklee student Thompson Egbo-Egbo and Tufts researcher Kathleen Camara in a discussion about modern urban music education. Shootings. Rape. Mysterious blood splatters. Is the tooth fairy real? These are some of the conversation topics for eight- and nine-year-olds in the Jane-Finch area of Toronto. While their single mothers struggle to make rent, the kids often fend for themselves. Pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo, once such a kid himself, starts a music program at a school in the inner-city neighborhood. He and three other musicians work with the students one-on-one to help them find their...
Ralph Rosen will demonstrate the harmonica's versatility and a few of the different instruments within this extensive family. He will perform numerous examples, with the help of Joe Mulholland on keys, as well as play samples from the extensive collection to be found in the Media Center. Monday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. 150 Massachusetts Avenue, Media Lab
Deaf people can do anything but hear. But an all-deaf rock band? An international deaf comic famous around the world but unknown to hearing people? A modern-day Buster Keaton who teaches at Juilliard but is currently homeless? A hard-of-hearing singer who is considered "not deaf enough"? See What I'm Saying follows the journeys of four extraordinary deaf entertainers—two of them musicians—over the course of a single year as their stories intertwine and culminate in some of the most important events of their lives. Join us for this unique, inspirational story, followed by a Skype discu...
Wellness for musicians
Ever finish a practice session and feel stiff or, worse, sore? Or find yourself sluggish and low on energy just at the time in the semester when you need the most focus? Join us next Wednesday to learn how to feel and play your best. Integrative health coach Ann Fraser will discuss stress management tips, including those related to nutrition. Then, learn massage techniques for hand and arm muscle self-care from Berklee alumna and massage therapist Cara Smith. Healthy snacks will be served.
The Mighty Uke with Tim Mann
There's still time to win the ukulele in the library display case. Click here for details on how to win. Born in Hawaii in the 1880s, the ukulele was so easy to play that by the '20s, it was the most popular instrument in the American home. But then the rise of the rock and roll guitar pushed the uke into nerdy obscurity. Until now. In the internet age, the instrument is making a comeback, and a new generation is rediscovering a unique musical voice. Mighty Uke travels the world to chronicle the amazing comeback of a musical underdog. Join us for a screening of this fascinati...
You may not know his name...but you know his music. Part of the Together Festival, the film Deconstructing Dad tells the story of maverick musician Raymond Scott from his son's perspective. Raymond Scott (1908-1994) was one of the most prolific and central figures in 20th century music, with a career that began in the 1930s swing/big-band era, and continued through the experimental electronic music age of the 1970s. Although Scott was a famous figure during the mid-twentieth century, and currently has a dedicated cult following (that includes some of the most renowned artists in th...
Music and Our Emotions with Susan Rogers and Suzanne Hanser
How does music move us? Faculty members Suzanne Hanser and Susan Rogers present research on music and emotions. Music reflects the human social-emotional brain, but how? Is music a cognitive fashion accessory—something that the advanced brain does for fun? Or does music tap a powerful emotional mechanism in the human brain? How do we regulate emotions with music and why do we listen to sad songs? Susan Rogers will present leading researchers' thoughts on how and why music and emotions are linked and discuss the implications for music-makers. Music moves us in ways that are both obvious and m...
Punk Out
Punk is all about keeping it short, so this 2-hour event will get straight to the point in exploring the genre. Berklee Associate Professor Mirek Kocandrle, author of Pop/Rock: Sounds & Vibes of the 20th Century, and Marci Cohen, music journalist and Berklee librarian, will give a multimedia presentation on punk's musical and social roots and manifestations, from the garage rock of the '60s, its peak in the '70s and its ongoing influence. Come ready to question the authorities!

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