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Berklee College of Music (The Kennedy Center)

Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved constantly to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With more than a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing over 70 countries, and a music industry “who's who” of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow. As of January 2011, Berklee alumni have won 192 Grammy Awards® and 54 Latin Grammys®.In September 2011, Berklee will begin instruction in its first campus beyond Boston, in Valencia, Spain.

Upcoming Millennium Stage Performances

Watch these performances free at the Kennedy Center or online.

Berklee College of Music

4/26/14: Berklee College of Music

Israeli duo talYtali’s original instrumentation and musical aesthetics stand out in the global jazz music scene, heavily influenced by Israeli traditional songs and classical music. Part of the Conservatory Project.


Watch Past Performances

Berklee College of Music Mix Maestros 3/31/14: Berklee College of Music Mix Maestros

With one foot in the past from old records and one foot in the future with the ensemble’s live interpretations, the Mix Maestros build a show drawing from all genres at any given moment. The performance features Raydar Ellis, MC and turntable; Jason Dawson, turntable; Stephen Carroll, turntable and drums; Luke Goh, turntable and piano; Sam Millinazzo, turntable and guitar; and Nullin Hassan, turntable and flute. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.

Berklee College of Music Mix Maestros

With one foot in the past from old records and one foot in the future with the ensemble’s live interpretations, the Mix Maestros build a show drawing from all genres at any given moment. The performance features Raydar Ellis, MC and turntable; Jason Dawson, turntable; Stephen Carroll, turntable and drums; Luke Goh, turntable and piano; Sam Millinazzo, turntable and guitar; and Nullin Hassan, turntable and flute. Part of One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.
Organ Showcase 2/19/14: Organ Showcase

Students from participating Conservatory Project schools play selections from works by Widor, Schumann, Buxtehude, Smetana, Shostakovich, Demessieux, Litaize, Albright, Dupre, Ellington, Bach, Cochereau, and others on the Rubenstein Family Organ. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Organ Showcase

Students from participating Conservatory Project schools play selections from works by Widor, Schumann, Buxtehude, Smetana, Shostakovich, Demessieux, Litaize, Albright, Dupre, Ellington, Bach, Cochereau, and others on the Rubenstein Family Organ. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Berklee Scholarship Sextet 6/11/13: Berklee Scholarship Sextet

The Berklee College of Music ensemble performs jazz standards. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Berklee Scholarship Sextet

The Berklee College of Music ensemble performs jazz standards. Part of DC Jazz Festival.
Berklee College of Music 4/12/13: Berklee College of Music

Students perform Waves of Visions, a collaboration between pianist and composer Yakir Arbib and visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Berklee College of Music

Students perform Waves of Visions, a collaboration between pianist and composer Yakir Arbib and visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Berklee College of Music Roots Roadshow 4/6/12: Berklee College of Music Roots Roadshow

Members of the American Roots Music Program will shift from bluegrass to old-time to Celtic and Western Swing.

Berklee College of Music Roots Roadshow

Members of the American Roots Music Program will shift from bluegrass to old-time to Celtic and Western Swing.
Berklee College of Music 3/9/12: Berklee College of Music

Students from the school’s Silent Film Orchestra perform a 2011 original score to the 1925 Sergei Eisenstein film Battleship Potemkin. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Berklee College of Music

Students from the school’s Silent Film Orchestra perform a 2011 original score to the 1925 Sergei Eisenstein film Battleship Potemkin. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Berklee World Jazz Octet 6/1/11: Berklee World Jazz Octet

This groundbreaking ensemble employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet to create great, improvised music. Part of The DC Jazz Festival.

Berklee World Jazz Octet

This groundbreaking ensemble employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet to create great, improvised music. Part of The DC Jazz Festival.
Berklee College of Music 2/26/11: Berklee College of Music

Berklee Flamenco, directed by Javier Limón, performs original works by Limón, ensemble member Ariadna Castellanos Rivas, as well as works by Paco de Lucía. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Berklee College of Music

Berklee Flamenco, directed by Javier Limón, performs original works by Limón, ensemble member Ariadna Castellanos Rivas, as well as works by Paco de Lucía. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Berklee World Jazz Nonet 6/2/10: Berklee World Jazz Nonet

This groundbreaking ensemble employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet in the service of creating great, improvised music.

Berklee World Jazz Nonet

This groundbreaking ensemble employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet in the service of creating great, improvised music.
Berklee College of Music 5/12/10: Berklee College of Music

The Berklee World Strings, conducted by Eugene Friesen, performs works by Gershwin, Shostakovich, James Scott Skinner, and others.

Berklee College of Music

The Berklee World Strings, conducted by Eugene Friesen, performs works by Gershwin, Shostakovich, James Scott Skinner, and others.
Berklee College of Music: Liz Longley 5/21/09: Berklee College of Music: Liz Longley

Songwriter and vocalist Liz Longley performs acoustic and folk. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project.

Berklee College of Music: Liz Longley

Songwriter and vocalist Liz Longley performs acoustic and folk. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project.
Berklee College of Music 5/22/08: Berklee College of Music

Violinists Ben Powell and Duncan Wickel, guitarists Jon Sosin and Adam Tressler, bassist Dan Carpel, and mandolin player Eric Robertson of Berklee ensemble Dr. Magpie perform acoustic string music. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Berklee College of Music

Violinists Ben Powell and Duncan Wickel, guitarists Jon Sosin and Adam Tressler, bassist Dan Carpel, and mandolin player Eric Robertson of Berklee ensemble Dr. Magpie perform acoustic string music. Part of the Conservatory Project.
Berklee College of Music 5/24/07: Berklee College of Music

The nine-piece ensemble Díle performs salsa and other Latin sounds. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Berklee College of Music

The nine-piece ensemble Díle performs salsa and other Latin sounds. Part of the Conservatory Project.
The Conservatory Project - Berklee College of Music 5/4/06: The Conservatory Project - Berklee College of Music

Charlie Worsham and The Free State of Tallahatchie perform an evening of bluegrass and country music.

The Conservatory Project - Berklee College of Music

Charlie Worsham and The Free State of Tallahatchie perform an evening of bluegrass and country music.
Conservatory Project: Berklee College of Music 5/27/05: Conservatory Project: Berklee College of Music

Conservatory Project: Berklee College of Music has a diverse and talented student body representing 70 plus countries, and a music industry ‘who’s who’ of alumni.

Conservatory Project: Berklee College of Music

Conservatory Project: Berklee College of Music has a diverse and talented student body representing 70 plus countries, and a music industry ‘who’s who’ of alumni.
Conservatory Project - The Berklee-Kennedy Center Quartet 5/25/04: Conservatory Project - The Berklee-Kennedy Center Quartet

Conservatory Project - The Berklee-Kennedy Center Quartet of the Berklee College of Music presents a jazz-infused program.

Conservatory Project - The Berklee-Kennedy Center Quartet

Conservatory Project - The Berklee-Kennedy Center Quartet of the Berklee College of Music presents a jazz-infused program.

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