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Fisher Center

Outstanding Facilities

The new, state-of-the art László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building—completed in January 2013—contains general-use classrooms, faculty offices, teaching studios, two percussion studios, a 150-seat recital hall, a student lounge, instrument storage lockers, and the main Conservatory administrative offices.

Additional classrooms and faculty studios 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, electronic music studios, and several large rehearsal and performance spaces.

Outstanding Facilities The Conservatory Orchestra rehearses and performs in Sosnoff Theater in the beautiful Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts designed by noted architect Frank Gehry. The Sosnoff Theater, an intimate, 900-seat theater with an orchestra, parterre, and two balcony sections, features an orchestra pit for opera and an acoustic shell designed by Yasuhisa Toyota that turns the theater into a first-class concert hall for performances of chamber and symphonic music. In addition to the Conservatory Orchestra concerts it is used for new music concerts, faculty/student chamber concerts and the Vocal Arts Program opera productions.

Additional performance venues on campus are the 150-seat recital hall in the László Z. Bitó Conservatory Building, the 370-seat Olin Auditorium, Bard Hall, and the Chapel of the Holy Innocents.

Practice rooms are located in the new László Z. Bitó Practice Room Building and in the Blum Institute. Additional practice facilities are located throughout the campus—in several residence halls, the 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.

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