Percussion Program at Bard Conservatory
The members of Sō Percussion are thrilled to have started a new undergraduate percussion program at The Bard College Conservatory of Music. Our course of study places emphasis on chamber music—in both all-percussion and mixed ensembles—as a tool for creating thoughtful, well-rounded musicians. Students study with the members of Sō Percussion, with an exciting roster of additional teachers drawn from the professional music world, and, in a master class setting, with Program Advisors Jan Williams and Garry Kvistad. In addition, students will have opportunities to explore music outside of the Western tradition, most notably Gamelan, and to work closely with the John Cage Trust, located on the Bard campus.
The Bard Conservatory Percussion program also includes, for students who already have an undergraduate degree, a Percussion Teaching Fellow program. The teaching fellow is involved in all aspects of running the percussion program at the Bard Conservatory– scheduling and leading chamber music rehearsals, mentoring and organizing the orchestra percussion section, coordinating the teaching schedule, maintaining the instrument collection, and monitoring the progress of students in the program. For details about the program please click below: