The Conductors Institute

Harold Farberman, Founder and Artistic Director

The Conductors Institute, in its fifteenth year at Bard College—and now a program of The Bard College Conservatory of Music—continues 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

2016 Conductors Institute Summer Programs

June 20 – July 29, 2016

Graduate Conducting Program

Students in the Bard Conservatory's Graduate Conducting Program 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.

The Masters of Music in conducting program consists of:

  • core seminars and podium time
  • music history
  • ear training, score reading, and composition
  • foreign language study
  • diction
  • studio instruction
  • thesis concert
For more information about the Graduate Conducting Program: