Faculty and Administration

Susanne Son and Ryan Kamm, directors

Susanne holds degrees in piano performance from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School and has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, and Japan.  She has been on the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory Preparatory Division since its inception in 2007.  In 2011 Susanne founded and served as director of the Bard Music Camp, a two-week summer program for students aged 3 – 18.

Ryan holds degrees in double bass performance from Indiana University and Boston University.  He has held positions with the Nashville Symphony, New World Symphony and Cleveland Orchestra and his teaching experience includes Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, and the Diller-Quaile School of Music in New York City.  Ryan joined the faculty of the Bard Preparatory Division to teach double bass and musicianship in 2008, serving as assistant director of the Bard Music Camp in 2011 and 2012.

Susanne and Ryan can be reached at bardprep@bard.edu or
Susanne – (646) 456-8795
Ryan – (615) 498-4996

The faculty of the Preparatory Division consists of gifted and experienced professional performers who are passionate about teaching young people.
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