Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: Janurary 1* (Late applications will be considered.)

The Graduate Conducting Program accepts all applications online. Click here to apply. (This will take you to an external site)

Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 1

Click here to apply for financial aid.

Final Round (by invitation only):

Graduate Choral Conducting Program: Interview (Live or Skype)

Graduate Orchestral Conducting: Live Audition, March 2, 2016

Contact Us

For inquiries, please contact Conservatory Admissions Office:
Phone: 845-752-2409

Mailing address (for academic transcripts):
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Graduate Conducting Program Admissions
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Visit Us

Conservatory Visit Day:
To arrange a visit day please contact the Conservatory Admissions Staff at (845) 752-2409 or

Each visit day will include a tour of the Conservatory facilities and a meeting with a Conservatory Admissions Counselor. Depending on the day of your visit we will do our best to arrange for you to observe class, rehearsal, and/or concerts, as well as a meeting with our Director of Admissions, Frank Corliss. 

The Conservatory Admissions Office is located in the Blum Music Building, within the Avery Center for the Arts complex on 59 Blithewood Road.  (You can also find us by looking for the Edith C. Blum Institute on this campus map.)

Application Instructions

A completed application will contain:

Final Round

Graduate Choral Conducting Program: Interview (Live or Skype)

Invited students will have an interview with Conductor and Program Director James Bagwell.

Graduate Orchestral Conducting: Live Audition at Bard Conservatory, March 2, 2016

Invited students will have the oppurtunity to audition live with the Orchestral Conducting Ensemble for invited faculty including Conductor and Program Director Harold Farberman.  (If you are invited for, but not able to attend the live audition, you may submit a video audition and the admissions office will schedule a Skype interview. You may use your prescreening video for the final round.)

The Final Round for both programs will be scheduled by the admissions office.

International Applicants

Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

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