Lectures and Workshops

Upcoming Lectures and Workshops

to be announced


Past Lectures and Workshops


From the Garage to the Studio: The Songwriting, Arranging, and Production Process of The Doors

BCC Distinguished Artist/Doors drummer John Densmore discusses the creative process behind the albums of the Doors

Monday, March 10, 2014, 7-9pm

West Hall Recital Hall (W226)


“A Conversation with John Densmore: Preserving the Legacy of The Doors”

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 7:00-9:30pm

Ciccone Theatre


Building a Successful Career in the Theatre

In this workshop Eric William Morris (Mama Mia) will be the speaker.Eric is an actor primarily based out of NYC. He has appeared in recurring roles for CBS’s “Blue Bloods” and “Golden Boy“. He has also performed on Broadway in Coram Boy and Mamma Mia! where he played the role of “Sky”. He just finished work on the independent feature film Trust, Greed, Bullets and Bourbon produced by Ed Burns. Eric also frequently collaborates with musical theatre songwriter Joe Iconis; starring in the Drama Desk Nominated Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova) and Iconis’ song cycle Things to Ruin (2nd Stage, La Poisson Rouge, Zipper Factory). Other Television: “Law and Order”, “Royal Pains”, “As The World Turns”. Off Broadway/Regional Theatre: The Last Goodbye (Dir. Alex Timbers) White Noise (Royal George, Chicago), Notes to MariAnne (New York Stage & Film).Presented by the BCC Theatre Club

Thursday, April 18, 2013
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. L-131

Theatre Production Workshop
May 2, 3 & 4, 2013
Ender Hall Lab Theatre

Sword Fighting for the Stage Workshops
The guest teacher will be Drew Leary who is a professional stage combat choreographer and stuntman.
Presented by the BCC Theatre Club
Thursday, March 14
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Ciccone Theatre

Hand-to-Hand Stage Combat Workshops
The guest teacher will be Drew Leary who is a professional stage combat choreographer and stuntman.
Presented by the BCC Theatre Club
Thursday, March 7
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. S-115

Todd Weeks of the American Federation of Musicians (local 802)
Discusses the role of the musician’s union in Prof. Bordowitz’s Music in the Marketplace
Monday, March 4, 2013
1:45 – 3 p.m. W-219

BCC Distinguished Artist Series presents
Dr. John Gilbert of New York University
Constellations and Connections, an internet event
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
2 sessions from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 -1:20 p.m. Recital Hall

Sir Frontalot, King of “Nerdcore Hip Hop”Discusses the “Do It Yourself Aesthetic” in person at Prof. Matt Steckler’s Careers in the Music Industry class.

Michael Caplan (Co-owner of Owl City Records)
The Vice President of Artists & Repertoire at Epic records (signed Living Color, Matisyahu, Keb-mo, and many others) will be doing a video conference with Prof. Hank Bordowitz’s Intro to Music Business class.

 The Distinguished Artist Workshops with Jerry Harrison and Ernie Brooks (BEAR 54)This workshop will highlight Harrison (The Moderns Lovers/The Talking Heads/Bear 54) and Brooks (The Modern Lovers/Bear 54) careers and take us through the various genres that have influenced them and informed their music, including, minimalism, proto-punk, new wave, and the “Down Town” sound of Arthur Russell.” Students well be invited to perform with the band through experimental improvisation so bring instrument is highly encouraged!

Screening of “Wild Combinations: A Portrait of Arthur Russell”