Preparatory Division

Programs of Study

The Preparatory Division offers a comprehensive course of music study for students of all ages including Early Childhood Classes, Full Program Study, Elective Classes and Ensembles, and Adult Private Lessons.

15 SATURDAYS  FALL 2018
September 8 to January 12
 No classes: October 6, November 24, December 22 & 29
 Snow date: January 19
 Snow date #2: June 9
 
  • Early Childhood Classes:  
Ages 0-3 (with caregiver)   
            Music and Movement I (ages 0-3)

Ages 3-6  (drop-off classes):
            Music and Movement II (ages 4-5)
            Music and Movement III (ages 5-7)
            Children's Chorus (ages 4-6)
            Piano Class:  Piano Explorers (ages 4-6)

 
  • Full Program Study for Students Aged 5-18:  Private Lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes paired with a Musicianship Class.  Students in the Full Program also participate in recital performances each semester.
  • Ages 5-18:  Elective Classes including Ensembles, Rhythm Training and Drumming, Composition, Songwriting, Musicianship, and Chinese Language - Classes can be taken separately or in conjunction with the Full Program
  • Adult Lessons:  Private Lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes
See below for more information.  For a brief description of elective courses and the instruments available for private study, please visit our CURRICULUM page.

All classes and lessons are held on Saturdays.

Please contact program directors at bardprep@bard.edu for more information.

Our Programs

The Preparatory Division provides its students with many advantages, including an expert and nurturing faculty, as well as access to concerts and master classes presented by the Conservatory free of charge. We offer the following program options:

Early Childhood

MUSIC PROGRAM (ages 0 to 7)

Music and Movement I for Ages 0-3  (with caregiver) :  $335
9:00AM to 9:45AM   
(15 weeks per semester: 45 minute classes)

  DROP OFF CLASSES:
Music and Movement II  for Ages 4-5:  $335
(15 weeks per semester: 45 minute classes)
9:45AM to 10:30AM   

Children's Chorus for Ages 4-6:  $180
(15 weeks per semester: 30 minute classes)
10:30AM to 11:00AM     

Music and Movement III for Ages 5-7*:  $415
(15 weeks per semester: 60 minute classes)
11:00AM to 12:00PM   

Chorus for Ages 7-9:  $180
(15 weeks per semester: 30 minute classes)
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM 


COMBINATION PACKAGES:

9:45am Music & Movement II AND 10:30am Chorus:  $490

10:30am Chorus AND 11am Music & Movement III :  $570



NEW!
Piano Explorers for Ages 4-6: $400

(15 weeks per semester: 30 minute classes)
Class size:  2 to 4 students
8:30AM to 9:00AM
12:30PM to 1:00PM
1:00PM to 1:30PM
 


Please note:  Some four year olds may qualify for private or group lessons. Contact the directors for more information.

* Music and Movement II & III can be taken as the musicianship requirement for the Full Program.

Full Program

(ages 5 to 18)

Classes below include private lessons of varying lengths and a 60-minute musicianship* class.
  • 30-min. lesson and 45 min Music & Movement II: $1,115
  • 30-min. lesson and 60 min Music & Movement III: $1,215
  • 30-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,215
  • 45-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,600
  • 60-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,988
* Music and Movement will substitute as Musicianship classes for students ages 4 to 6

The Prep Program does not offer private lessons separate from the FULL PROGRAM.


All class times are subject to change

Elective Classes

The following optional classes can be taken without enrolling in the division lesson and musicianship class:
  • Chorus
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Jazz/Improvisation Ensemble
  • Chamber Music
  • Musicianship
  • Composition
  • Songwriting
  • Rhythm Training and Drumming Class
  • Secondary Instruments
  • Chinese Language Class and Private Lessons


 

Adult Study


ADULT LESSONS
30-minute private lessons: $700
45-minute private lessons: $1,050
60-minute private lessons: $1,400

Instruments offered: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, voice, composition, percussion