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.

Fall 2015 Registration

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For the academic year 2015-2016, the Preparatory Division will offer instruction in:
  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone - NEW!
  • Tuba, Euphonium - NEW!
  • Percussion - NEW!
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Composition
  • Adult Lessons available for all above instruments

2015-2016 School Calendar


FALL SEMESTER   13 SATURDAYS
September 12 to December 19
 no classes October 10, Nov 28
Snow date January 9, 2016

SPRING SEMESTER   13 SATURDAYS
January 23 to May 7
 no classes February 13, March 19, March 26
Snow date #1  May 14, 2016
Snow date #2  May 21, 2016


FALL SEMESTER    13 TUESDAYS *
September 8 to December 8
 no classes November 24
Snow date December 15

SPRING SEMESTER   13 TUESDAYS *
January 26 to May 3
 no classes February 16, March 22
Snow date #1  May 10
Snow date #2  May 17

* Very limited classes and lessons are offered on Prep Tuesdays

Class Location


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




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For more information about the Prep Program and Bard Music Camp, please contact us at: bardprep@bard.edu

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