Professor of Music and the Humanities, Bard College and Bard College Conservatory of Music
Jeffrey Kahane is currently music director of the prestigious Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, a position he will retain after joining Bard College. Equally at home on the keyboard and at the podium, Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov, and John Adams. Also a committed scholar of the humanities, Kahane received his master’s degree in classics from the University of Colorado in 2011. In addition to teaching piano and conducting at Bard, he will offer courses on connections between music and the broader world of humanistic studies.