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.

Bard College Catalogue 2016-17

Bard College Catalogue 2016-17

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, Longy is a world-class, degree-granting conservatory. It offers programs leading to a master of music degree in areas such as collaborative piano performance, composition, 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, and artist diplomas, along with studies leading to the Dalcroze Certificate and Dalcroze License. Longy’s distinguished faculty includes music historians, composers, and musicians who have extensive experience performing as soloists, in major orchestras, and in chamber groups.

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 M.A.T. curriculum, modeled after the MAT Program on Bard’s main campus, integrates advanced studies in musical performance and education with teaching internships in school classrooms and community music centers. Based in Los Angeles and housed on the grounds of one of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s El Sistema–inspired teaching sites, the program 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 credentialing (K–12) in music.