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Programme category
CLINIC
Program Level
All levels
Dates
  • 06 May 2021 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • 25 May 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • 03 Jun 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • 10 Jun 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Programme fee
AED 110
Programme details


Berklee Abu Dhabi offers open clinics led by world-renowned faculty members and music industry experts. Various music industry subjects will be covered such as: Artistic identity and visual branding, musical identity and signature sound and business development and marketing strategies.

These sessions will be held remotely and are all open to the public.

Multiple session packages are available.

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BRIAN DUBB

BRIAN DUBB

BRIAN DUBB

COURTNEY HARRELL

COURTNEY HARRELL

COURTNEY HARRELL

DOLLY MAKHOUL

DOLLY MAKHOUL

DOLLY MAKHOUL

GAEL HEDDING

GAEL HEDDING

GAEL HEDDING

HABIB ACHOUR

HABIB ACHOUR

HABIB ACHOUR

LAMONT LEAK

LAMONT LEAK

LAMONT LEAK

LUCIA KAMINSKY

LUCIA KAMINSKY

LUCIA KAMINSKY

MICHAEL JAY

MICHAEL JAY

MICHAEL JAY

PANOS PANAY

PANOS PANAY

PANOS PANAY

RICHARD FURCH

RICHARD FURCH

RICHARD FURCH

ROB LEWIS

ROB LEWIS

ROB LEWIS

TONYA BUTLER

TONYA BUTLER

TONYA BUTLER

OPEN CLINIC 8: MUSIC BUSINESS: HOW NOT TO GET SCAMMED — THE CHALLENGES OF NETWORKING IN THE AGE OF COVID

Thursday 6 May at 8 PM

Instructor : Tonya Butler

Course Description

During this age of Covid-19, there are thousands of people desperately in search of new ways to make a living with their music. Most of those ways involve legitimate practices that generate legal sources of income, while others rely upon taking advantage of those hit hardest by the pandemic — the musicians. In this session, Professor Tonya Butler will outline what to look for and how to identify a deceitful person or a fraudulent scheme, as well as how better networking can help to protect your rights and your music.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session students will be able to:

  • Identify people and practices designed to take control of their music.
  • Understand why musicians are often the subject of scams.
  • Recognise the importance of networking.
  • Understand the need to build strong, sustainable relationships.
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OPEN CLINIC 9: REHEARSAL TECHNIQUES AND STAGE PERFORMANCE SKILLS

Saturday 22 May at 6 PM

Instructor : Courtney Harrell

Course Description

This course develops performance skills and is specifically directed at the self-accompanying singer/songwriter and small instrumental combinations. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for effective performance presentation: movement, microphone technique, stage dress, in-depth examination of causes and controls of stage fright, rhythm development and internalisation, and professional attitude. They explore the concept that good performances involves not only excellent musicianship but also a high level of stage presence and audience interaction. Students explore the different kinds of stage performance techniques that are appropriate in different settings.

The course is recommended for vocalists and instrumentalists focused on music performance live or in the recording studio, or who are interested in developing on-stage performance presentation skills.

Learning Outcomes

This clinic will allow you to:

  • Take your songs to the next level as you immerse yourself in the art and craft of songwriting.
  • Learn skills and strategies for microphone and rehearsal techniques, lead sheet preparation, stage presence, programming, audience interaction, persona development and more.
  • Focus on the technical aspects of performance, e.g. acoustics, achieving an appropriate mix for the studio, venue and recording live performances.
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OPEN CLINIC 10: DIGITAL MUSIC DISTRIBUTION

Tuesday 25 May at 6 PM

Instructor : Dolly Makhoul

Course Description

Explore how music is made available to listeners all over the world, who the stakeholders are in the digital distribution circuits and what their various roles are. Understand the types of distribution contracts offered in the market, their business models and their services.

Digital streaming platforms are evolving quickly, and each offers a particular user-experience. Learn about their models, how they monetise and how artists and rights-owners are paid accordingly.

Learn what a successful release plan consists of and why data is as valuable as royalties for an artist seeking to develop their career.

Learning Outcomes

This clinic will allow you to:

  • Understand the digital distribution environment and its key actors.
  • Define the (your) convenient distribution model and understand the key metrics and services to focus on while negotiating a distribution deal.
  • Acquire the basic knowledge about the key elements of a successful digital release.
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OPEN CLINIC 11: RECORDING TIPS AND TOOLS

Thursday 3 June at 6 PM

Instructor : Gael Hedding

Course Description

In this clinic students will learn what goes into creating professional sounding multitrack recordings. From selecting microphones and appropriate placement techniques all the way to studio etiquette and effective recording session planning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of how to craft professional sounding recordings.
  • Acquire knowledge about the process of selecting recording tools, creating an input list and session floor plans.
  • Learn recording session best practices and studio etiquette.
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OPEN CLINIC 12: A REMOTE CONNECTION: MIXING INTERNATIONALLY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Thursday 10 June at 6 PM

Instructor : Richard Furch

Course Description

In this clinic students will learn how the sound engineering business has changed with the advancement of technology. There will also be a discussion and analysis of the mixing techniques of international hit songs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Get insights into a real-life career path, from high school to a two-decade career in the music industry.
  • Learn how to collaborate online on music with artists and clients.
  • Gain knowledge on using new technologies to expand your reach.
  • Learn mixing insights from a no. 1 hit that received more than 200 million YouTube views.
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