Meet The Faculty Day 2018

Meet The Faculty Day 2018

On Sunday, October 7, Bard Conservatory will be hosting our first ever Met the Faculty Day, an exciting day filled with professional instruction from Bard's outstanding horn, clarinet, and bassoon faculty. Students should bring their instruments and look forward to taking part in the many classes offered throughout the day.

Schedule of Events

10:00 am 
Starting the Day
A Clinic on Strengthening Technical Fundamentals Through Healthy Warm-up Routines and Basic Technical Exercises. 

11:00 
Body Awareness and the Playing of Your Instrument 
An Introduction to Alexander Technique, led by Alex Farkas 

12:00 pm - 1:30 
Lunch at the Bard College facilities

1:30 - 3:30
Exploring Solo Playing
Public masterclasses led by faculty focusing on solo and orchestral repertoire. Students can bring their instruments, get individual coaching, and receive feedback on their orchestra repertoire, audition pieces or all-state solos.   

3:30 - 4:30 
The Musical Life
A Q&A session with the faculty. Possible topics for discussion will be: personal practice habits, performing under pressure, collaborating with other musicians, playing in an orchestra, the working life of a musician. 

Important Reminders

  • Fill out the registration form found below.
  • Those who wish to take part in the master class should prepare a solo piece, etude, or orchestral excerpt.
  • Those who wish to take part in the ensemble class should prepare and bring their part.
  • Wear comfortable clothing to participate in the Alexander Technique class.
  • Think of questions to ask our faculty. Topics to consider are life as a professional musician, playing in an orchestra, professional auditions, and teaching philosophy/style.

Meet The Faculty!

Julia Pilant - assistant horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Marc Goldberg -  principal bassoonist of the American Ballet Theatre, New York City Opera, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and former associate principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic 

David Krakauer - clarinetist with a diverse performing and recording career

Alex Farkas -   certified Alexander Technician, and pianist formerly on faculty at Yale School of Music, the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and Vassar College.