Application Instructions

Application Deadline: January 1
(Late applications will be considered if space permits.)
Click here to apply.

Application Process

  1. Applicants must submit an online application to Bard Conservatory by January 1. Note that all forms and prescreening audio or video materials should be uploaded through the online application.
  2. Apply for financial aid. Please click here for details on applying for financial aid and graduate assistantships.
  3. Prescreening results will be e-mailed to applicants by February 15.
  4. Live auditions (by invitation only) will take place the first week of March.
  5. Admission decisions will be sent by April 1.
  6. Admitted students must respond to admission offers by May 1.   

A complete online application will contain:

  1. Two letters of recommendation
    In the application, when prompted, please enter the recommender’s name and e-mail. The recommender will receive an e-mail that details how to submit the recommendation online. We will also accept letters sent by mail on official forms. The letters should be signed across the sealed flap of the envelope, and sent directly to:

    Bard College Conservatory of Music Admissions
    30 Campus Road, PO Box 5000
    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
  2. A nonrefundable application fee of $75
    Payable online with a valid credit card or electronic check.
  3. A prescreening recording (audio or  video)
    Repertoire requirements for individual instruments can be found here.
  4. A résumé
    If you have separate academic and performance résumés, you may upload separate documents in the online application.
  5. Academic transcript(s) from most recent school(s) attended
    Please request an official copy of your academic transcript. Transcripts should be mailed to:

    Bard College Conservatory of Music Admissions
    30 Campus Road, PO Box 5000 
    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
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