Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Longy School of Music of Bard College

Founded in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy, the Longy School of Music became a part of Bard in 2012 and is now known as the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Longy School is a leading degree-granting conservatory and school of continuing and preparatory studies. It offers 11 programs leading to a master of music degree, including collaborative piano performance, composition, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, early music performance, modern American music performance, opera performance, vocal performance, and organ, piano, string, and woodwind and brass performance. Longy also offers undergraduate, graduate performance, and artist diplomas. Longy’s distinguished faculty include music historians, as well as musicians and composers who have extensive experience in major orchestras and as soloists and chamber musicians. Approximately 100 faculty members teach in the master of music and diploma programs. In partnership with Bard, Longy is developing new graduate programs in music pedagogy.

Longy, Bard College, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have partnered to develop the Longy School of Music of Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program for musicians who wish to respond to today’s educational needs and who aspire to participate in the growing El Sistema movement in the United States. El Sistema is a program that originated in Venezuela and seeks to change the lives of children and communities through music. The intensive 12-month MAT curriculum, modeled after the original MAT Program on Bard’s main campus, integrates advanced studies in musical performance and education with the daily demands of the classroom. The program, based in Los Angeles and housed on the grounds of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s premier El Sistema–inspired teaching site, offers candidates an unparalleled learning environment and access to MAT faculty, including musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic and leading scholars in music and education. Program graduates are awarded California single-subject K–12 teacher credentialing in music.