Previous events

FINAL FANTASY from 8-bit to Symphony Hall

David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston ST, Boston, MA USA

On Friday, November 12 at 2:00 PM Berklee Global Initiatives welcomes award-winning artists Arnie Roth and Eric Roth from AWR Music Productions for a unique session that will delve deeply into the world of scoring for video games and bringing those scores to life with live orchestras. The session will be kicked off with a discussion led by award-winning pianist and composer Chris Opperman (`00) with the Roths about the production of the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestra tour and performance, and digging into how they bring video game scores to the live concert experience.

This event is developed in partnership with the Berklee Esports, Video Game Music Club, Video Game Music OST, and Berklee XR. Representatives from these clubs will lead a Q&A session with Berklee students covering a range of topics related to scoring for video games, orchestration and the live performance experience

Arnie Roth is a GRAMMY Award-winning artist known for his work with world renowned artists including Andrea Bocelli, Diana Ross, Il Divo, Jewel, Josh Groban, Charlotte Church, Patrick Stewart, Peter Cetera, Mannheim Steamroller, Pat Benatar and Dennis DeYoung. Mr. Roth has conducted most of the world’s greatest orchestra, including the London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Kansai Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Czech National Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony. He is well known in the world of video game music for his work with legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu and SQUARE ENIX LTD as Music Director, Producer and Conductor of “Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY,” “Dear Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY,” “More Friends: music from FINAL FANTASY,” “VOICES: music from FINAL FANTASY.” He was chosen to conduct a series of symphonic concerts based on the music themes of various videogame series in Cologne with WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln, including Symphonic Fantasies, Symphonic Shades, and Symphonic Odysseys. Mr. Roth is equally at home in the areas of film and composition and was the winner of the Best Score Award at the 2003 DVD Premier Awards and nominated for an Emmy for his original song “Shine” from the Mattel movie “Barbie in The Twelve Dancing Princesses.” Roth has produced dozens of best-selling CDs on such labels as American Gramaphone, JVC, Mattel, Warner Bros., Sony, Koch, Razor & Tie, AWR Records, and SQUARE ENIX.

Eric Roth is known for an original and expressive musical personality, recognized internationally as a composer/conductor, orchestrator/arranger and producer of concerts and recordings. Eric is the music director and chief arranger for A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, the chamber ensemble concert production by AWR Music Productions and Square Enix, the video game developer. The production has performed on four continents since 2014 with two acclaimed full-length recordings. He’s also the associate music director and an orchestrator/arranger for Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, the global live orchestral performance phenomenon and recording artist. His orchestrations and arrangements have been performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony and many other ensembles. Eric was the conductor of the orchestra for ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s historic 2019 Strings Attached Tour, performing dozens of monumental multimedia shows throughout the United States and Canada. 2020 saw the incredible sold-out premiere performances of Undertale LIVE, for which Eric was the music director and primary arranger/orchestrator, as well as the groundbreaking recording he produced. During 2020, Eric’s arrangements for viola soloist Clara Takarabe were essential to her work on Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Neurology Telemusic Program in Chicago. Also in 2020, guitar virtuoso Sam Griffin and ER collaborated on the colossal solo guitar audio release The RPG National Anthem Variations, a theme and variations based on the Main Theme of the original FINAL FANTASY game by Nobuo Uematsu. In 2018, the OPENWORLD video game chamber music production premiered at the MomoCon convention in Atlanta; Eric is the music director and chief arranger for OPENWORLD. In 2016, the Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo orchestra production launched with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Eric is the primary arranger and orchestrator for this project. In 2011 he was the orchestrator and Associate Producer for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony and also for 2013’s follow-up recording.

Nov6

CJ x Berklee - LIVE Concert

CJ AZIT, CJ CheilJedang Center. 330, Dongho-ro, Jung-Gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Berklee faculty members Kaimy Masse (voice), Doug Johnson (pno) and trombonist Jason Camelio join an all-star line up of the CJ Cultural Foundations Scholars artists for an evening of exceptional music. Also featured will be Berklee alumnus Hogyu Hwang (bass).

19:00-19:30 COLORIS TRIO - Soojin Suh (Berklee, Drums) - Younghoo Kim (CJ, Berklee B.M, Manhattan M.M) - Jaehun Kang (CJ, Berklee B.M., Juiliard M.M) 19:30-19:50 Yoonsung Cho Piano Solo 19:50-20:30 CJ X Berklee Faculty Band - Kaimy Masse (Voice) - Doug Johnson (Piano) - Jason Camelio (Trombone) - Hogyu Hwang (Bass) - Sangmin Lee (Drums) - Soojung Lee (Saxophone)

Berklee Week at SJA Music Institute in Seoul

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SJA Music Institute, 6, Wausan-ro, 25-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04054 Republic of Korea

Join Assistant Professor of Voice and Ensembles Kaimy Masse, Professor of Piano Doug Johnson, Assistant Dean of Admissions Tim Lee and Assistant Vice President for Global Initiatives for their visit to Seoul. They will be hosted by the SJA Music Institute, Berklee's Global Academic Partners for Berklee auditions and interviews, clinics and master classes.

Berklee Global Connections: Celebrating The Modern Sounds of Jamaica

ZOOM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join Berklee faculty Michael Sean Harris and prominent Belgian/Jamaican musician Gerd Beyens for this engaging session that will demonstrate Jamaican music and connect Jamaican musicians with the Berklee community. The goal of the session is to explore the various styles of Jamaican music and to discuss the country’s rich folk and popular music scene including the breakdown of the Reggae Rhythm section. The session will also involve time for a Q&A.

Oct19

Ask Global Initiatives

ZOOM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Ask Global Initiatives are drop-in sessions for Berklee Global Academic Partner schools. All students, faculty, and staff from the partner schools are welcome to join these sessions.

Berklee Production Master Class

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ZOOM - Registration, Maranantha Arts and Design Center (MADC) at Maranantha University - Indonesia

Don't miss the opportunity to be reviewed by Rodney Alejandro (Associate Professor of Songwriting at Berklee) and will also be attended by Jason Camelio (Assistant Vice President for Global Initiatives at Berklee), Ray Seol (Award-winning Jazz Bassist, Assistant Director of Global Initiatives at Berklee), David Manuhutu and Ify Alyssa.

What are you waiting for? Register yourself now at https://bit.ly/WorkshopMADCxBerklee

Berklee Global Connections: Latin Music Studies and Berklee Latino - A Conservasion with Joyce Moreno

ZOOM - REGISTER REQUIRED

Monday, Oct 18th at 7pm, Berklee College of Music Latin Minor Studies & Berklee Latino have a great honor to present world renown singer composer Joyce Moreno. REGISTER NOW!

Oct12

Ask Global Initiatives

ZOOM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Ask Global Initiatives are drop-in sessions for Berklee Global Academic Partner schools. All students, faculty, and staff from the partner schools are welcome to join these sessions.

Music Production Workshop

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ZOOM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Maranantha Arts and Design Center (MADC) at Maranantha University in Indonesia

Let's join our Music Production Workshop that will be held on October 9 2021, 10:00-21.00 WIB (UTC+7).

There will be 4 sessions:

Session 1 : Songwriting & Composition 10.00-12.00 WIB (UTC+7)

Speakers: Ify Alyssa, Robert Mulyarahardja

Session 2: Music Arrangements | 13.00-15.00 WIB (UTC+7)

Speakers: Ari Renaldi, David Manuhutu

Session 3: Recording | 16.00-18.00 WIB (UTC+7)

Speakers: Uga (Anugrah Swastadi), Stevano

Session 4: Music Production | 19.00-21.00 (UTC+7)

Speakers: Abram, Greybox (Rizky Argadipraja)

After completing all sessions, participants must produce a music composition, according to speakers' instruction. Participants will work on their composition for 1 (one) week. Then you can upload your work on the link, that will be given later. The latest date to upload your work is on October 16th 2021 23.59 WIB (UTC+7).

We will chose 3 best works to be reviewed on:

Review Session by Berklee Global Representatives

Tuesday, 19 Oktober 2021 | 19.00-20.30 WIB (UTC+7)

Reviewer: Rodney Alejandro (Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music)

Special Guest: David Manuhutu, Ify Alyssa

Register now at: https://bit.ly/WorkshopMADCxBerklee

Workshop Fee: IDR 250.000

Workshop Fee : IDR 250.00 with added unique code 055

Total Payment will be: IDR 250.055

Transfer info: WorkshopMADCxBERKLEE GLOBAL

Your payment will be automatically confirmed when you transfer according to total amount and info.

Please proceed your payment to:

Bank BNI

Account number: 0096044912

under YPTK Maranatha Fakultas SRD

This is the total amount for 4 (four)  sessions of Music Production Workshop on October 9 2021 and Review Session on October 19 2021.

This payment is non- refundable.

E-certificate available(*)

(*)To receive your e-certificates, please fill in the Evaluation Form that will be available at the end of the review session.

Recipe for Building a Successful Career in the Music Industry

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ZOOM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Maranantha Art & Design Center (MADC) at Maranatha University - Indonesia

Join our Webinar: Berklee’s Recipe for Building a Successful Career in the Music Industry on October 8 2021, 19:00-20.30 WIB (UTC+7).

The topics that will be discussed are current state of the music industry, the importance of formal music education, and the role of Berklee in the success of its alumni.

The speakers are:

Ray Seol: Award-winning Jazz Bassist, Assistant Director of Global Initiatives Berklee College of Music Ari Renaldi: Award-winning Producer, Drummer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer Uga (Anugrah Swastadi): Berklee Alumni, AMI-winning Producer, Recording/Mixing Engineer, Guitarist David Manuhutu: Berklee Alumni, Pianist, Music Producer, Performer, Music Teacher

This webinar is FREE and open to all!

Register now at: https://bit.ly/WebinarMADCxBerklee

E-certificate available(*)

(*)To receive your e-certificates, please fill in the Evaluation Form that will be available at the end of the webinar.

Oct3

FREE LIVE PERFORMANCE of the incredible Fernando Huergo Big Band - The Possibility of Change" does not merely describe the potential for something to transform, but emphasizes the courage required to make and undergo important changes. With a miasma of music that emphasizes odd meters, modern harmonic concept, elements of the blues, and complex funk and Argentinean grooves, The Possibility of Change required a masterful rhythm section while also showcasing brilliant ensemble playing and virtuosic solos by the horns. beautifully. The Possibility of Change sheds light on the wonders that a bold deviance from one’s norms and comfort zones can lead to something that is not merely different, but is irrefutably breathtaking to behold.

Eguie Castrillo & Mar del Norte Salsa Orchestra at the Franklin Cultural Festival

Franklin Town Common, Franklin Town Common, Franklin, MA USA

The festival is intended to bring community together to celebrate Franklin and celebrate arts and culture. Eight sweet and savory food trucks will allow sampling of various cuisines from seafood to Italian to frozen treats. Both La Cantina and 67 Brewery will be on hand to serve craft beer and wine.

A series of live dance and music performers, including the headliner and nationally known Salsa Band “Eguie Castrillo & Mar del Norte Salsa Orchestra“. Salsa lessons will be given on the commons during this performance.

2021 Berklee in Puerto Rico: Engage (Virtual Event) Session 2

ZOOM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED, OPEN TO ALL

Berklee and Make Music Happen (MMH) are excited to deliver the second of two remote events for our Berklee in Puerto Rico community to celebrate the program and look forward to our next in-person event in 2022.

Berklee in Puerto Rico: Celebrate, Learn and Engage – Session 2 is a free online event that will take place on Friday, August 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT. Participants will enjoy an interactive experience with Berklee associate professor of music production & engineering (MPE) Enrique Gonzalez Muller, as the final part of this series of events celebrating the Berklee in Puerto Rico program.

2021 Berklee in Puerto Rico: Celebrate & Learn (Virtual Event) Session 1

ZOOM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED, OPEN TO ALL

Berklee and Make Music Happen (MMH) are excited to deliver a remote event for our Berklee in Puerto Rico community to celebrate the program and look forward to our next in-person event in 2022. The event will feature Berklee in Puerto Rico founder, Berklee alumnus and president of Make Music Happen Luis Alvarez, maestro Eguie Castrillo, alumnus and director of our Berklee Global Academic Partners (BGAP) Conservatorio de Artes del Caribe (CAC) Ruben Amador and many special guest artists and alumni from the program.

Berklee in Puerto Rico: Celebrate, Learn and Engage is a free online event that will take place over two days, on Monday, August 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Friday, August 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT. Participants will enjoy an interactive experience through sessions in which we will celebrate the community, learn from and engage with our faculty and program alumni, and look forward to the future.

Global Connections: Celebrating the Modern Sounds of Egypt

GLOBAL ZOOM - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join Berklee student Yassin El Noshokaty, alumnus Ahmed El Haggar, Egyptian Rapper Mosalem and renowned artists and Professor Simon Shaheen for this engaging session that will connect aspiring Egyptian musicians with the Berklee community. The goal of the session is to explore the Egyptian music scene as a way of making Berklee more accessible to Middle Eastern students. The sessions will also involve a Q&A session.

Creating Your Own Free Virtual Practice Room - Day 2 of 2

JEN - Educator Summer Online Institute

This course prepares musicians to be familiar with the current remote performance technology and its creative pedagogical approach when it comes to teaching and performing music remotely.

As participants learn basic Linux server operating systems and currently available remote performance software concepts, they also engage in discussions about how to utilize these tools for their everyday musical activities, such as lessons, rehearsals, and concerts, especially under geographically limited circumstances such as the pandemic.

As outcomes, participants launch their own remote performance server systems as well as develop their own creative pedagogies.

Creating Your Own Free Virtual Practice Room - Day 1 of 2

JEN - Educator Summer Online Institute

This course prepares musicians to be familiar with the current remote performance technology and its creative pedagogical approach when it comes to teaching and performing music remotely.

As participants learn basic Linux server operating systems and currently available remote performance software concepts, they also engage in discussions about how to utilize these tools for their everyday musical activities, such as lessons, rehearsals, and concerts, especially under geographically limited circumstances such as the pandemic.

As outcomes, participants launch their own remote performance server systems as well as develop their own creative pedagogies.