Preparatory Division

MUSIC PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS AGES 2 TO 18

The Preparatory Division offers young people the joy of studying music in the context of a first-class conservatory. The  study of music provides important benefits in language, motor, and social skills and helps to develop an appreciation for the value of diligent effort. Most importantly, music provides a lifetime of enjoyment.

Registration Information

Spring 2016 Registration is Closed

Fall 2016 General Registration Begins on May 15th

Please Click Here for the Application

 

For the academic year 2016-2017, the Preparatory Division will offer instruction in:
  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Tuba, Euphonium
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Composition
  • Adult Lessons available for all above instruments



Class Locations

All classes are held in the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Center (Edith C. Blum building) and the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building on the Bard College campus.

Recitals are held at Olin Auditorium and the Performance Space at the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building

Directions to Bard

Preparatory Division Calendar

Remaining Spring 2016 Dates

SATURDAYS
April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14
TUESDAYS
April 26, May 3
 


2016-2017 Class and Lesson Dates

FALL  2016

15 SATURDAYS 
September 10 - January 14
(no classes/lessons on October 8, November 26, December 24, December 31)
Snow date:  January 21

15 TUESDAYS
September 6 - January 10
(no classes/lessons on October 11, November 22, December 20, December 27)
Snow date #1:  Dec 20
Snow date #2:  January 17


SPRING  2017

15 SATURDAYS
January 28 - May 20
(no classes/lessons on March 18, April 15)
Snow date:  June 3, 10

15 TUESDAYS
January 24 - May 16
(no classes/lessons on March 21, April 11)
Snow date #1:  May 23
Snow date #2:  June 6

2016 Bard Music Camp

Week 1: July 11 to 16
  Ages 2-5  Early Childhood Music
  Ages 5-9  Full Day Program

Week 2:  July 18 to 23
  Ages 10-18  Full Day Program

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CAMP!

 


Important Upcoming Events
 

April 30, May 7:  Spring Final Student Recitals
May 7 at 12 am:  Nina Sanders Award Recital
   Aleksandra Ratnikova, Composer/Pianist
May 7 at 11 am:  Graduation Recital
   Ethan Richman, Piano
May 14:  Student Composition Recitals
May 14:  Last Day of Spring Semester



Contact Us

For more information about the Preparatory Division or Bard Music Camp,
please contact us at:
     bardprep@bard.edu

To find out about weekly events, faculty and student news, and more visit our 
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