Admission to the Conservatory is very competitive. The Conservatory admits exceptionally talented musicians who have already achieved a superior degree of instrumental proficiency, or have substantial accomplishment as composers.
To be admitted, applicants must perform a successful audition and must also be admitted by Bard College. The chances of being admitted to the College will be substantially enhanced by outstanding achievement in music.
Important Dates & Deadlines Regular Admission (to begin fall 2013)
January 1, 2013:
Application deadline End of January 2013
: Prescreening results sent
First week of March 2013
: Live auditions (by invitation only) Transfer Student AdmissionNovember 1, 2012
: Application deadline for the spring 2013 semester March 1, 2013
Application deadline for the fall 2013 semester
Majors Offered (2013)
(Note that degrees in Conducting and Voice are offered only at the graduate level.)