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 2017-18

Bard College Catalogue 2017-18

Longy School of Music of Bard College

Founded in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy, the historic Longy School of Music joined the Bard network in 2012 and is now the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Longy is a conservatory whose mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world. World-class faculty and an innovative curriculum give students the skills they need to succeed while encouraging them to push their artistic presentation beyond the proscenium model. Longy promotes musical understanding and technical mastery, inspires imagination, and fosters an attitude of inquiry about the musician’s role in society. Longy offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as collaborative piano, composition, early music, modern American music, opera, vocal, organ, piano, strings, woodwinds, and brass. Longy also has artist diploma and Dalcroze certificate and license programs.

Longy’s innovative, 12-month MAT program prepares musicians to become agents of change. This community-based teaching residency provides MAT candidates an integrated graduate music program with hands-on learning experiences at both the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) and in urban public schools throughout Southern California. The MAT program was created 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 MAT program offers a unique course of graduate study in performance, music pedagogy, and social justice taught by esteemed faculty, including Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians and leading scholars in music and education. Program graduates are awarded California single subject credentialing (K–12) in music.