Dates and DeadlinesRegular Admission
Deadline for BOTH Applications: January 1
To be considered for admission to the conservatory, students must submit two separate applications--one for the college and one for the conservatory.
Financial Aid Application Deadline: February 15
International Financial Aid Deadline: January 1
Live Auditions Dates (by invitation only):
Saturday, February 24: cello
Sunday, February 25: double bass, clarinet, flute, trumpet, violin, piano
Friday, March 2: At Bard: composition, percussion. In New York City: trombone
Sunday, March 4: horn, tuba, violin, piano, oboe, bassoon
Applicants who are unable to attend the live auditions are welcome to submit a video recording. Video recordings are due February 1. Applicants submitting a video recording will receive an email with further instructions on how to submit their recordings. Composition applicants who are unable to travel to Bard will have their interviews conducted via Skype.
Live auditions for the US-China Music Institute will take place in Beijing China at the Central Conservatory of Music on March 9, and in Shanghai on March 10 (location to be determined.) Applicants may also submit recorded auditions or audition live at the Bard campus.
Transfer Student Admission
November 1: Application deadline for the spring semester
March 1: Application deadline for the fall semester