Advanced Performance Studies Program
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; and private instruction, orchestra, and chamber music each semester.