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

Advanced Performance Studies Program

bard.edu/conservatory/aps

The Advanced Performance Studies Program is a nondegree-granting, four-semester program for exceptionally gifted performers who wish to continue their musical education through concentrated study with the faculty of the Bard Conservatory. Applicants must have completed at least the bachelor of music or its equivalent and must demonstrate a high level of ability and potential through the admission process. The curriculum includes weekly private lessons, full participation in the Bard College Conservatory Orchestra and chamber music programs, and the opportunity to audit or enroll in most courses throughout the College.

English language classes are available as an elective for international students who wish to improve their skills. Requirements for the Advanced Performance Studies certificate are: 36 hours of course credits; four semesters of residence; private instruction, orchestra, and chamber music each semester; and two solo recitals. See the website for additional information on program fees and expenses, financial aid, and scholarships.