Performance Opportunities

On Campus

Boston Conservatory at Berklee is home to a variety of small and large ensembles and chamber music groups, as well as impressive dance, music, opera, and theater productions.


  • Choreography Workshops
  • Elective Class Showings
  • Informal Repertory Showings
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborations (with students of the music and theater divisions, as well as opportunities to work with students from Berklee and neighboring colleges)
  • Mainstage Productions (fully staged concerts, featuring classical and contemporary masterworks, as well as world premieres by today's most exciting choreographers)
  • Student Choreography Showcase



  • BoCoCelli, the Conservatory's cello ensemble
  • Boston Conservatory Brass Ensemble
  • Boston Conservatory Chamber Orchestra
  • Boston Conservatory Conductors' Orchestra
  • Boston Conservatory Hemenway Strings
  • Boston Conservatory Honors String Quartet
  • Boston Conservatory Orchestra
  • Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble
  • Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta
  • Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble
  • The Boston Harp Festival (biennial)
  • Boston Harp Gala
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Chamber Music Concerts
  • Competitions: Concerto, Chamber Music, Churchill Scholarship (Piano), Lee Scholarship (Piano), Strings
  • Contemporary Music Festival
  • Contemporary and New Music Ensembles
  • contraBAND, the Conservatory’s contemporary classical music ensemble
  • Duo Classes and Recitals: Vocal and Instrumental
  • Guest Artist Recitals
  • Individually Coached Chamber Groups
  • Master Classes with Visiting Artists
  • Orchestral Repertoire Classes
  • Pit Orchestras for Dance, Opera, and Theater Productions
  • Performance Seminars
  • Special Institutional Events
  • Solo and Studio Recitals
  • Student and Faculty Composer Collaborations


  • Boston Conservatory Conductors' Choir
  • Boston Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble
  • Boston Conservatory Chorale
  • Boston Conservatory Opera Chorus
  • Boston Conservatory Student Opera (BoCoStOp)
  • Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus
  • Master Classes with Visiting Artists
  • Operas on the Mainstage (fully staged and performed with orchestra, in their original language)
  • Operas for Young Audiences
  • Opera Scenes and One-Act Operas
  • Opera in Concert (semi-staged, and performed with orchestra in their original language) 
  • Performance Seminars
  • Solo and Studio Recitals
  • Special Institutional Events
  • Student and Faculty Composer Collaborations
  • Vocal Duo Classes and Recitals
  • Vocal Chamber Music


  • Adaptations and Contemporary Revisions of Classic Works
  • B.F.A. Musical Theater Senior Live Showcase
  • Documentary Theater Productions
  • Ensemble-Devised Pieces (based on private, public, or historic events)
  • The Ensemble Performance Lab
  • Faculty- and Student-Directed Plays and Musicals in the Zack Box ( Black Box Theater)
  • Film and New Media Collaborations
  • Freshman Revue on Our Mainstage
  • Fully Staged Plays on Our Mainstage
  • Fully Staged Musicals on Our Mainstage (performed with a live orchestra, featuring classical standards and bold new works)
  • Master Classes, Workshops, and Studio Recitals with Visiting Artists
  • M.F.A. Cabaret
  • M.F.A. Graduate Live Showcase
  • M.F.A. Summer Stock Mainstage Production
  • New Works, Facilitated by Guest Artists
  • Workshops and Studio Recitals
  • Workshops and Staged Readings of New Plays

Off Campus

The Conservatory's location in Boston provides students with various opportunities to perform and network within the Greater Boston artistic community with the following:

  • American Repertory Theater
  • Annual Festival of New Musicals (with Goodspeed Opera House)
  • Annual participation in the American College Dance Festival
  • Boston City Singers
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP)
  • Community Outreach Programs Servicing Greater Boston
  • Newburyport Choral Society
  • Auditions with Local Theater Companies and Playhouses
  • Collaboration with Local Music Ensembles (including Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, Longwood Symphony Orchestra, regional opera companies, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
  • Paid Gig Opportunities (arranged through our Student Services Office) 
  • Pro Arts Consortium Opportunities
  • Boston-Based Theater Festivals