FAQs

  • How do I arrange a tour of the Conservatory?
  • Do I need a studio-quality prescreening recording?
  • What is the policy on taking trial lessons?
  • Do I need an accompanist for my prescreening recording?
  • When are my prescreening materials (recordings and/or scores for composition applicants) due?
  • What are the acceptable media types when I am uploading my recordings to the application?
  • Does the Conservatory award merit scholarships?
  • Is it possible to contact one of Bard Conservatory's instrumental teachers directly?
  • Where and how often are lessons taught?
  • What are you looking for in a musical resume? 
  • How are students assigned to teacher's studios?
  • When will I hear prescreening results?
  • I am an international student. How do I apply and audition?
  • Do you offer classical voice?
  • Do you teach guitar, jazz, or organ?
  • What is the difference between the Conservatory and the Bard College Music Program?
  • Is it possible to study in the Conservatory but not the College?
  • If I am applying to the Conservatory may I submit my college application through the Early Action or Immediate Decision plans?
  • What if I'm not in the Conservatory? Can I still take private lessons?
  • Can Conservatory students study abroad?
  • What are some sample 5-year plans for Conservatory students with different majors in the college?
  • What do your students do after graduation?
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