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Conservatory Project

Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater

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The Conservatory Project is an initiative of Performing Arts for Everyone's Millennium Stage. It is a semi-annual event occurring in February and May, designed to present the best young musical artists in classical, jazz, musical theater, opera and more from our nation's leading undergraduate and graduate conservatories, colleges and universities in performance at the Kennedy Center.

The Conservatory Project creates an ongoing showcase for our nation's exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers.

March 2010 Performances

The below performances take place at 6:00 p.m. and are FREE to the public.

Please find the schedule for March 2010 Conservatory Project below. To watch past Conservatory Project performances, please click on the school links below.

Monday Evening, March 1, 2010, 6 p.m
Yale School of Music
Tuesday Evening, March 2, 2010, 6 p.m
Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University
Wednesday Evening, March 3, 2010, 6 p.m
Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
Thursday Evening, March 4, 2010, 6 p.m.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Friday Evening, March 5, 2010, 6 p.m.
The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University
Saturday Evening, March 6, 2010, 6 p.m.
Cleveland Institute of Music
Sunday Evening, March 7, 2010, 6 p.m.
Curtis Institute of Music
Monday Evening, March 8, 2010, 6 p.m.
Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

Past Seasons of the Conservatory Project