Fisher Center

The Conductors Institute

Harold Farberman, Founder and Artistic Director

The Conductors Institute at Bard, a summer program, is integral to the track in orchestral conducting. For more than three decades, the Conductors Institute, now in its 13th year at Bard and part of The Bard College Conservatory of Music, has continued its mission to:
  • Promote technical clarity and precision in baton movement in a positive working atmosphere that enables conductors at every level to fulfill their musical capabilities
  • Disarm the competitive learning process so that conductors assist and support one another
  • Encourage American conductors to be advocates of American composers

To download the Conducting Institute brochure please click below.
DownloadConducting Institute 2015 Brochure

2015 Conductors Institute Summer Programs

June 22 – July 31, 2015

Graduate Conducting Program


The program consists of:

  • core seminars and podium time
  • music history
  • ear training, score reading, and composition
  • foreign language study
  • diction
  • studio instruction
  • thesis concert
Note: Orchestral conducting students are expected to participate in The Conductors Institute in the first and third summers. The second summer is optional. The cost of two summer institutes is included in the tuition of the M.M. program.
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