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The László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building


The László Z. Bitó The Bard College Conservatory of Music received a generous $9.2 million gift from Bard alumnus László Z. Bitó, class of 1960, for the construction of The László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building. This state-of-the-art teaching and performance facility addresses the growing needs of the Conservatory, brought on by its fivefold growth since its founding in 2005.  The design of the building, by Deborah Berke Partners in New York City, supports the Conservatory’s dedication to providing top-level musical training in the context of a liberal arts education.

The two-story László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building contains a 150 seat performance space, classroom and teaching studios, two percussion studios, a student lounge, student instrument lockers and the main Conservatory office.

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Deborah Berke, architect of the The László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building, was chosen as the first recipient of the new Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize. For more about this award click here.
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