Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: January 1*

Live Audition Date: Late February, early March 2017

Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 1
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Final Round (by invitation only):
Final auditions will take place in late February or early March 2017.

*Late applications will be considered.

Contact Us

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

Mailing address (for academic transcripts):
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Admissions: GCP
30 Campus Road, PO Box 5000
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. The final round will be scheduled by the admissions office.

Graduate Orchestral Conducting: Live Audition at Bard Conservatory, Spring 2017

Invited students will have the opportunity 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 will be scheduled by the admissions office.


  • Mozart-The Magic Flute, K. 620 Overture (Beginning to measure 103)
  • Beethoven-Symphony No. 5 In C Minor Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio (Beginning to measure 124)
  • Schubert-Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D.759 (Complete)
  • Copland-Appalachian Spring, Ballet in one act for 13 instruments (Beginning to rehearsal Nr. 14 & Rehearsal Nr. 26 to rehearsal Nr. 51)

Please note: During the audition the judges may ask the applicant questions about his/her performance.

International Applicants

Tuition and Fees

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