“The orchestra, now under the leadership of Berard, fully confirmed the initial feelings about

its quality and musicality. The strings were crisp, the tempi excellent and the abounding

lyricism made this an ensemble to savor.”   Dan’s Papers  (The Hamptons)

“Berard also drew from the orchestra tender ardor in the Elgar and iridescent colors in a premiere of a beautifully crafted suite by John Christopher Wineglass.”  The Washington Post

“Berard is a conductor who, while obviously having full control of his orchestra, is not a showman on stage. He conducts unobtrusively and his movements are very clear, and the quality of performance benefits... he seemed to have confidence in his musicians’ skills to let them play and they played from the heart.”   Dan’s Papers

Kennedy Center Rehearsal


Austrian Embassy (Washington, DC)

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (University of Maryland, College Park)

GALA Hispanic Theatre (Washington, DC)

Ivan Vulpye Concert Hall (Burgas, Bulgaria)

Jordan Hall (New England Conservatory, Boston)

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)

Temple University Performing Arts Center (Philadelphia)

THEARC (Washington, DC)

U.S. State Department (Washington, DC)

Washington National Cathedral

Wertheim Performing Arts Center (Miami)

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (NY)

The White House (Washington, DC)

American University Symphony Orchestra


Current Music Director Finalist, Prince George's Philharmonic Orchestra, Maryland (2016-2017)

Florida International University Symphony Orchestra (2017)

Teatro Lirico of DC, Washington DC (2015)

Ridotto Arts Organization, Huntington, NY (2004, 2015)

LIU Post Orchestra, Long Island University, NY (2013)

Music Director, DC Youth Orchestra Program (“The Nation's Youth Orchestra”),

     Washington, DC (2007–2013)

Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra, VA (2012)

Cathedral Choral Society Festival Celebrate Youth! National Cathedral,

     Washington, DC (2011, 2012)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Temple University Performing Arts Center (2011)

University of Maryland Baltimore County Symphony Orchestra (2011)

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association State Festival Orchestra, Lancaster, PA (2011)

Czech Embassy Dvorak Festival, Mutual Inspirations, Kennedy Center (2011)

Director of Orchestral Activities, American University Symphony Orchestra,

     Washington, DC (2004–2011)

University of Maryland New Music Festival, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center,

     College Park (2010)

Kindler Cello Society of the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC (2010)

The Embassy Series, Austrian Embassy, Washington, DC (2009)

The State Department, Washington, DC (2009)

         for Secretary of State Clinton and Patriarch Bartholomaios I

New Music Festival, UNC East Carolina University School of Music, Greenville (2007)

Music Director, Peconic Chamber Orchestra, The Hamptons, NY (2001–2006)

Georgetown University Symphony Orchestra, Washington, DC (2004)

Interim Director, Hofstra University Symphony & String Orchestras, Hempstead, NY (2003–2004)

Music Director, Connecticut College Resident Chamber Players, New London (2002–2004)

Orchestral Director, Connecticut College Orchestra (2001–2004)

Bulgarian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Burgas (2003)

Principal Guest Director Designate, Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Portland, ME (2002)

Hofstra University Symphony Orchestra, Hempstead, NY (2001)

Orchestral Director, SUNY Suffolk County Community College Orchestra (1994–2001)


Concert with host Marvin Hamlisch, 50th Anniversary Gala Concert, DC Youth Orchestra,

           Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC (2010)

               Members of the major symphony and opera orchestras of Baltimore, Chicago, Fairfax (VA), Houston, Maryland,

               New York, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Francisco; National Symphony, Opera & Philharmonic Orchestras;

               Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; U.S. Marine, Navy, Air Force Bands & Orchestras

Easter at The White House (2009, 2010)

Joint Rehearsal with Lorin Maazel, DC Youth Orchestra (2009)

Joint Rehearsals and Performances, Youth Orchestra of the Americas and DC Youth Orchestra,

          THEARC and OAS Hall of the Americas, Washington, DC (2009)

              with Carlos Miguel Prieto and Benjamin Zander

Fellow, The Conductors Institute at Bard, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY (2002)

American University Symphony Orchestra