From April 6 to 8, five-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Victor Wooten will be in residence at Berklee College of Music. April 6, Wooten will team up with banjo great and Flecktones bandmate Béla Fleck for a master class, and on April 8 he will deliver the keynote at Berklee’s 17th Annual Liberal Arts Symposium. These events are not open to the public. The media can attend by request.
The master class with Béla Fleck takes place Wednesday, April 6, from 1:15 to 3:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue. Fleck is at Berklee from April 5-6 for the American Roots Music Program’s Banjo Masters Residency, which brings world-renowned banjo players to the college to give students private and ensemble based instruction.
Berklee’s 17th Annual Liberal Arts Symposium takes place Friday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston Street. At the event, Wooten will discuss his book The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music. The book is being used in the Berklee Liberal Arts Department’s Artistry, Creativity, and Inquiry Seminar, and it illustrates that musical gifts mirror those from life, and each movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning. Continue reading