Fisher Center

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

To download the Conducting Institute brochure please click below.
DownloadConducting Institute 2014 Brochure

2014 Conductors Institute Summer Programs

June 23 – August 1, 2014

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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