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Degrees & Programs

The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers six distinct programs. For more information, please click on our program names below:

Undergraduate Double-Degree Program

This unique undergraduate program leads to both bachelor of music and bachelor of arts degrees. This integrated five-year program combines the benefits of an intensive world-class musical education with the advantages of broad exposure to the liberal arts and sciences. ...MORE

Graduate Vocal Arts Program

The Graduate Vocal Arts Program at The Bard College Conservatory of Music is a unique master of music program in vocal performance. This two-year degree balances a respect for established repertory and expressive techniques with the flexibility and curiosity needed to keep abreast of evolving musical ideas.

Graduate Conducting Program

The Conservatory's Orchestral and Choral Conducting Program is a two-year graduate curriculum that culminates in the master of music (M.M.) degree. The program equips graduates with the broad-based skills and experience necessary to meet the special opportunities and challenges of a conducting or conducting-related career in the 21st century.

Postgraduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship

The Postgraduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship is a two-year fellowship designed to give professional experience to pianists who have a strong interest in becoming collaborative artists, with the ultimate aim of easing the transition between school and the working world of a collaborative pianist. ...MORE

Preparatory Division

A Saturday music program for young people ages 5 through 18. The mission of the Preparatory Division of The Bard College Conservatory of Music is to offer young people between the ages of five and 18 the joy of studying music in the context of a first-class conservatory.

Conductors Institute

The Conductors Institute of The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a variety of study combinations that allow students to tailor their own programs. The Institute's mission is to promote technical clarity and precision in baton movement in a positive working atmosphere that enables conductors at every level to fulfill their musical capabilities.
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