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.
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.
The Conservatory's Orchestral 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.
Throughout the four semesters, instruction in choral conducting is based on significant podium time with a variety of ensembles and choral repertoire. Students work regularly with the Bard Chamber Singers, Bard Symphonic Chorus, and have anopportunity to conduct the Concert Chorale of New York.
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
The Advanced Performance Studies Program is a nondegree-granting, four-semester program for exceptionally gifted performers who wish to continue their study of music through concentrated study with the world-class faculty of the Bard Conservatory.
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.
The Conductors Institute offers a variety of summer programs 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.
In addition to the Conservatory of Music double-degree and graduate programs, Bard offers a standard four-year B.A. in music through the Bard College Music Program.