Fisher Center

Graduate Conducting Program

Orchestral Conducting Curriculum

Core Seminar

The first semester in orchestral conducting is devoted to the physical movement of the baton. Symphonies of Haydn and Beethoven are the primary tool for analyzing problems and formulating technical solutions to meet the needs of the music. Regularly scheduled string quintet (plus piano) sessions are used to test and refine classroom solutions. All students conduct the Bard Conservatory Orchestra in a special session. ...MORE >

The Conductors Institute

The Conductors Institute at Bard, a summer program, is integral to the track in orchestral conducting. For more than three decades, the Conductors Institute, now in its 11th year at Bard and part of The Bard College Conservatory of Music, has continued its mission to: ...MORE >
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