The Bard College Conservatory of Music is thrilled to begin offering two new graduate degrees in fall 2022: a Master of Music in Instrumental Performance and a Master of Arts in Chinese Music and Culture. Learn more about these new degree programs below.
The new Master of Music in Instrumental Performance combines academic and practical studies of music, with a strong emphasis on music as a means of engaging with, and serving, the broader community beyond the campus. Through this degree program, students develop the core value of music and musicians in service of society.
The Master of Arts in Chinese Music and Culture is offered through Bard Conservatory's US-China Music Institute, in cooperation with the Asian Studies Program of Bard College. This program offers students a unique interdisciplinary approach to Chinese music performance and Chinese culture studies and seeks to develop a balance between performance practice and academic research by emphasizing their mutual illumination.
Applications for these new programs are not yet open. If you would like to be notified when they are, please complete our Inquiry Form below.
Announcing The Creation Of Bard Conservatory's Inclusive Excellence in Music Scholarships
Bard Conservatory is committed to fostering musical and academic excellence in students coming from populations historically underrepresented in the classical music field. Bard Conservatory is pleased to announce the creation of up to 5 Inclusive Excellence in Music Scholarships for incoming first years in the Undergraduate Double Degree Program, 1 for incoming first years the Graduate Vocal Arts Program, and 1 for incoming first years in the Graduate Conducting Program.
These scholarships will cover up to the full cost of tuition, room and board at Bard College for the entirety of the student's academic program, and all students applying from populations that have been historically underrepresented in classical music will automatically be considered for this scholarship. In addition to financial support, our Inclusive Excellence in Music scholars will also receive support from Conservatory peer and faculty mentors in bi-weekly meetings, as well as full access to the resources of Bard College's Office of Equity and Inclusion. These services include group advising, the Learning Commons, and leadership development.
Upcoming Events and Performances
- Oct09Faculty Recital: Marka Gustavsson, viola, and Frank Corliss, piano
Saturday, October 9, 2021
- Oct12Asian American Voices: Composing for History
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
- Oct13Asian American Voices: Undercurrents in American Contemporary Music
Wednesday, October 13, 2021