The Conservatory Orchestra rehearses and performs in the beautiful Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts designed by noted architect Frank Gehry.
A new, state-of-the art Conservatory building—made possible by a gift from László Z. Bitó ’60 and due to be completed in December 2012—will contain general-use classrooms, faculty offices, teaching studios, a 150-seat recital hall, and space for the archives of composer John Cage and several other major 20th-century composers.
The Conservatory office, classrooms, teaching studios, and practice rooms are located in the Blum Institute, the music wing of the Milton Avery Center for Arts
on the Bard campus. Blum also contains a state-of-the-art recording studio and several large rehearsal and performance spaces.
Additional performance venues on campus are Olin Auditorium
, Bard Hall
, the Chapel of the Holy Innocents
, and a newly constructed practice room facility located near the Milton Avery Center. The Graduate Vocal Arts Program
has its home in Manor Gatehouse and uses Olin Auditorium for its weekly seminars.
Practice rooms in addition to those in Blum are located throughout the campus—in several residence halls, Manor Gatehouse, and in Olin Hall. In addition, academic classrooms are available for practice during evening hours. The music collection is housed in the Stevenson Library.