Auditions and Masterclasses Berklee College of Music

Jan 28, 2018 | Agenda, Master class, News

Auditions and Masterclasses Berklee College of Music

This year again, the audition sessions organized in France to integrate Berklee College of Music will take place at the IMEP • Paris College of Music on February 2 and 3, 2018. For more information, you can consult the page auditions on the Berklee website

The presentations will begin with an information session about the Berklee College of Music programs, which will be held on Wednesday, January 31, at 3 pm It will be presented by Marek Dykta.

This year we also have the visit of pianist Suzanna Sifter and saxophonist Daryl Lowery who will offer us two Masterclasses:

Advanced concepts (upper structure triads) for accompaniment, harmonization and improvisation

This Master Class will be held Wednesday, January 31 at 17h (studio B) and will be taught by Suzanna Sifter

Suzanna Sifter is a jazz pianist and educator who has been on faculty at Berklee College of Music for nearly twenty-eight years. She holds a BM from Berklee and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory. Ms. Sifter has four recordings as a leader, composer/arranger and pianist: Flowers for You, Awakening, The Illumination, and the CD which accompanies the book she authored: “Berklee Keyboard Method; using upper structure triads”

She has performed with John La Porta and Alan Dawson, and has recorded with Tony Lada, Larry Monroe, Greg Badolato, John Lockwood, Yoron Israel, Casey Scheuerell, Bruce Gertz, and Dino Govoni. Her compositions have been featured on“In the Library”(D. Govoni) and “On the Edge”(T. Lada).

”teaching is my passion, and performing is my life blood”

Masterclass Thursday, February 1st at 17h (studio B): Techniques in jazz performance and contemporary music.

Daryl Lowery, saxophonist, studied at New England Conservatory and has since recorded and or performed with such notables as immortals Dizzy Gillespie and Jackie Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake and Boston’s funk legend Ellis Hall. He has been a member of Al Kooper’s band for the past ten years and is featured on his latest releases Black Co ee and White Chocolate. His group Instant!Groove released its highly successful rst recording in 2004.
Daryl Lowery’s playing is noticeably rooted in the music of John Coltrane and the “post-coltrane” school including the likes of Steve Grossman and Michael Brecker. The jazz!Quartet, his newest project, is staight-ahead modern post-bop jazz featuring Consuello Candalaria (piano), Bob Tamagni (drums) and Jesse Williams (bass).

He also performs regularly as a member many great Boston area bands.
Daryl is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he has been a faculty member since 1987.

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