Preparatory Division


The mission of the Preparatory Division of The Bard College Conservatory of Music is to offer young people between the ages of 2 and 18 the joy of studying music in the context of a first-class conservatory. The early study of music brings important benefits to young people, touching many areas of their lives: language, motor and social skills, and an appreciation for the value of diligent effort. Most important, music enriches the young person's life and provides a lifetime of enjoyment.

Mark O'Connor visits Prep

Mark and Maggie O'Connor will be visiting the Bard Conservatory Preparatory Division for a performance and presentation on the O'Connor Method, an exciting series of method books featuring solos, duets, and ensemble music from all parts of the Americas.  This is a presentation for families and kids of all ages, as well as music teachers. 

This FREE event will take place at the
László Z. Bitó Conservatory Performance Space

Sunday, May 3 at 11:00 AM

Dates and Class Locations

2014-2015 School Calendar

Spring Semester 2015:
Saturdays January 31 – May 16 
(except Feb 14, Mar 28, Apr 4)

Tuesdays February 3 – May 12
(except Feb 17, March 31)

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

2015 Summer Camp Registration is Now Open!

Join us for a week filled with fun, creative music making!

Bard Music Camp

  • July 6 to 11: Ages 2-9
  • July 13 to 18: Ages 10-18
After-camp TENNIS mini-camp Space is very limited and open only to Bard Music Camp students.
  • July 6 to 10: Ages 5-9
  • July 13 to 17: Ages 10-18

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