Admission Overview

Dates and Deadlines

Application Deadline: December 1*

Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 1
Click here to apply for financial aid.

Live Audition Dates (by invitation only):
Saturday, February 17 at Opera America in New York City 
Friday, March 9 at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 

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:
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 the process of deciding where to apply. The VAP faculty is happy to try to make such arrangements if their schedule allows. Please contact the Conservatory Admissions Staff for more information.