George W Russell Jr.
Gilson SchachnikMusic Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training
Gilson Schachnik is a professor in the Ear Training department and adjunct faculty in the Ensemble department. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gilson toured the country with Rosa Maria and Patricia Marx in addition to recording jingles for BASF, Playboy, and TV Cultura. After receiving a scholarship in 1990, Gilson moved to Boston to attend Berklee and graduated in 1996 in Jazz Composition. Since then, Gilson has performed with Al Jarreau, Peter Erskine, Harvey Mason, Claudio Roditi, Bill Pierce, Miguel Zenón, and Antonio Sanchez, among others. Gilson joined the Berklee faculty in 2002 and wrote the book Beginning Ear Training (Berklee Press). In 2010, Gilson and Brazilian drummer Mauricio Zottarelli formed the group Mozik, releasing their first recording, Mozik. Since then, the group has performed extensively in the U.S. In addition to being an active performer in the Boston area, Gilson has been a member of Berklee’s audition team and has done auditions and given masterclasses in Canada, Brazil, and Palestine.