Admission Overview

Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: December 1*
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Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 1
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Live Audition Dates: 
Applicants invited for a live audition, following pre-screening review, will be notified by December 15. 

Saturday, February 23 - Auditions at the Bard College campus

Saturday, March 2 - Auditions at Opera America in New York City

International students for whom travel to the live auditions is a hardship may submit a video in lieu of a live audition. However, international applicants are strongly encouraged to audition in person if possible.

(*Late applications will be considered if space permits.)

Contact Us

For inquiries, please contact Conservatory Admissions Office:
E-mail: conservatoryadmission@bard.edu
Phone: 845-752-2409

Mailing address for academic transcripts:
Bard College Conservatory of Music
Admissions: VAP
30 Campus Road, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000


Visit Us
Contact us to plan a visit to the Conservatory. 

Prospective students are welcome to arrange lessons with the VAP voice teachers as part of their decision-making process. The VAP faculty is happy to try to make such arrangements, if their schedules allow. Please contact the Conservatory Admissions Staff for more information.