Join the Berkshire Music School in celebrating the talents of our students of all ages and backgrounds with the annual BMS Performathon!
In addition to showcasing the BMS family of musicians, the Performathon raises much needed funds for the scholarships that make our lessons accessible to the entire community, regardless of a student’s ability to pay.
In order to follow social distancing guidelines, and to keep everyone safe for this event, the day will be split into three separate sessions. Guests must sign-up for each separate session they would like to attend.
Program A (12pm – 2pm): Performer List TBA
Program B (3pm – 5pm): Performer List TBA
Program C (6pm – 8pm): Performer List TBA
Founded in 1940 by Winnie Davis Long Crane, the Berkshire Music School is dedicated to fostering the love and pursuit of music for all ages through quality music education activities, community collaborations, and performance opportunities. This year, Berkshire Music School celebrates 80 years of service to the community by providing quality education in music, and musical opportunities to people in the greater Berkshire community, regardless of race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, age, or disability. The school serves more than 250 students taking weekly lessons from more than 45 professional musician/educator faculty members. Additionally, BMS provides numerous classes, chamber ensembles, workshops, and special series for students of all ages.
BMS also hosts a variety of collaborations with other cultural organizations, social service agencies, and senior centers as well as recitals, concerts, and residencies at venues across the county. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Berkshire Music School expanded its programs to include both private and group learning opportunities online as well as in-person on its historic Pittsfield campus. Honoring its founder’s legacy BMS has need-based financial assistance and generous work-study opportunities available for all its programs, and turns no one away on account of inability to pay. Berkshire Music School is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
The Berkshire Music School was named “Best Music Instruction” by The Berkshire Eagle’s 2020 Best of the Berkshire Awards.
For more information, call 413-442-1411 or visit www.berkshiremusicschool.org.
COVID-19 Guidelines: In order to offer our patrons the safest and most enjoyable experience possible, social distance policies will be in effect through the 2021 season. All guests must wear their masks when out of their seats. No food or drink from outside the venue is allowed. Food/ bar will open 30 minutes prior to each program.
Rain date: Sunday June 6th (same time)
Table Seating: Tables and chairs socially distanced 6-feet from surrounding tables. Guests are offered table service and may order from our full bar menu.
The Foundry Green (General Admission): Sit socially distanced out on our lawn. Guests sitting on the green are welcome to bring their own chairs and/or blankets and may order canned beer and wine.