Bard Faculty

Rufus Müller

Associate Professor of Music

Academic Program Affiliation(s): German Studies, Italian Studies, Music


B.A., M.A., Oxford University. Tenor; has had distinguished career in opera, oratorio, and recital. Debuted as Bastien in Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne at Kent Opera (1984); has performed, taught, and coached throughout Europe, Japan, and North America. Has worked under Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, Ivan Fischer, René Jacobs, and other eminent conductors. CD recordings include performances in Bach’s St. John Passion (BWV 245) under John Eliot Gardiner, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy under Roger Norrington. First prize, English Song Award (1985); winner, Oratorio Society of New York Singing Competition (1999). At Bard since 2006.


Phone: 845-758-6822 x7352
Location: Edith C. Blum Institute
Office: 201