Mike Reid, seen here (right) with Gary Burr, being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, will be visiting Berklee to give us an amazing week of clinics, performances, and classes! Mike's Bio is below -- he has had success as a professional football player, wrote "I Can't Make You Love Me" for Bonnie Raitt, has been doing quite a bit of Musical Theatre writing lately, and is overall an INCREDIBLY COMPELLING SPEAKER.
Mike, along with Kyle Lehning, are the perennial keynote speakers to close out the Berklee Nashville trip. EVERYONE walks away from their talk feeling better about their future, their songwriting, and themselves. Attend at least ONE of the following clinics, or I will personally call your mother and tell her that you didn't.
Mon (10/25) 921 Boylston, Room 511 6pm-8:30pm: Writing for Musical Theatre
Tue (10/26) 1140 Boylston, Room 1A 1pm-3pm: Writing for Musical Theatre
Weds (10/27) 1140 Boylston, Room 1A 1pm-3pm: The Writers Journey (Informative, Inspiring, and at least one more "I" adjective that I can't think of right now.)
Thurs (10/28) 1140 Boylston, Room 2E, 9-11am: Business of Songwriting
Thurs (10/28) 921 Boylston, David Friend Recital Hall, 1pm: Live Performance
Thurs (10/28) 150 Mass Ave, Room 118* 6-830pm: Master Class
* Room 118 is subject to change. Please check for updates.
MIKE REID BIOGRAPHY:
He has been the recipient of ASCAPS' "Songwriter of the Year" award and one of the many songs that Milsap recorded, "Stranger In My House", has earned a Grammy award. Among the other songs that Mike has composed are "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Raitt, Michael and Prince), "My Strongest Weakness" and "To Be Loved By You" (Judd), "In This Life" (Raye and Midler), "Sometimes I Wonder Why" (Baker), "Forever's As Far As I'll Go" (Alabama) and "Everywhere" (McGraw).
The opera, entitled "Different Fields", received its premiere in New York City at the New Victory Theatre on Broadway. "Different Fields" has since been produced in Memphis and Nashville and by The Cincinnati Opera. Reid and Schlesinger's musical entitled "The Ballad of Little Jo" received a 1998 Richard Rodgers Foundation Award and its first production in September 2000 at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater won the Joseph Jefferson award for Best New Musical.