Application Requirements

Please submit:

  • a completed application form (download below),
  • a résumé,
  • two letters of recommendation (sent directly from the preparer to the Conductors Institute address),
  • and a $30 nonrefundable application fee (U.S. funds only; applied toward tuition upon acceptance). Please make check payable to Bard College.
Please mail above materials to:
Administrative Director
The Conductors Institute
Bard College
P.O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000


Visual Score Study/Baton Placement and Body Movement Technique - $400

Conducting Program for Fellows and Colleagues
  • Fellows $2,625 for the complete four-week session; $1,350 for a two-week session
  • Colleagues $2,025 for the complete four-week session; $1,050 for a two-week session
  • Note: Applicants may not be accepted in the category for which they apply; an applicant’s status may also be adjusted after auditions at the Institute. Tuition will be adjusted accordingly.
Discovery Program - $800

Composer-Conductor Program - $930

For further information, please contact Bard Conservatory at (845) 758-2409 or