You are invited to join us for an international symposium dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. The symposium will be held from April 5 through 7 at Berklee College of Music, capping off a week-long series of events honoring the anniversary. The symposium is free and open to the public, but please be aware that seating for events with limited space will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and priority will be given to those who have registered.

The Woodstock 50 Symposium will kick off on Friday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. with an opening celebration featuring Henry Diltz, photographer at Woodstock, and a student ensemble. 

Saturday, April 6 will feature presentations on a variety of topics, ranging from Woodstock's influence around the world to the political successes and failures of the period. We are also pleased to host a roundtable discussion with Woodstock legendaries Michael Lang (cofounder), Chip Monck (MC), and Diltz and Elliott Landy (photographers).

The focus of Sunday, April 7 is Jimi Hendrix, and the symposium concludes with a keynote by musicologist Patrick Burke. The full schedule of the conference is available on our symposium schedule page.

This event is hosted by the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, in collaboration with the Professional Education Division.