Berklee College of Music is holding its first ever improvisation workshop in
Ireland, April 13 – 17, at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in
collaboration with Newpark Music Centre. The workshop is designed to teach
the art of spontaneous composition – fundamental skills and techniques,
stylistic considerations, and how it relates to a composer’s craft.
Participants will study with Berklee’s world renowned faculty, including
violinist Matt Glaser, guitarists John McGann and Jim Kelly, bassist Michael
Farquharson, and saxophonist Greg Badolato.
All types of musicians, from classical and Irish traditional to rock, pop,
and jazz, are encouraged to apply. For application and program information,
Berklee College of Music has evolved constantly for more than 60 years to
reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Located in
Boston, MA, it is the world’s largest independent music college. Its diverse
student body represents over 70 countries, and its 12 majors encompass the
broad range of careers in music including performance, composition,
production, music business, film scoring, and music therapy, among others.
Prominent alumni include Quincy Jones, Melissa Etheridge, John Mayer, Diana
Krall, Steve Vai, and more.