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Vocal Arts Program Graduate Abigail Levis '13 Enjoys a Busy and Varied Career

Abigail has had a busy year performing around the world from Philadelphia and Dallas, to Switzerland. Check out her website for upcoming performances!

Conservatory Graduate Aiden Kim Feltkamp '16 Hired by the American Composers Orchestra

Aiden Kim Feltkamp, a graduate of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program, has recently been hired by the American Composers Orchestra as their Director of Emerging Composers and Diversity. We wish them the best of luck!

Bard Conservatory welcomes timpanist Jason Haaheim to the percussion faculty!

Jason is the principal timpanist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and will work closely with our percussion students in the coming years.

Peter Serkin's Recording of Beethoven 
Hammerklavier sonata rated #1 by BBC Music

Called a "performance of rare exhileration," BBC Music rated Peter Serkin's 1981 recording of Beethoven's Sonata no. 29 in B-flat, op. 106 "Hammerklavier" first among all recordings.  Below is Mr. Serkin's performance of the "Allegro" and the entire review of his recording. 

Rave Reviews for Inaugural Concert of US-China Music Institute 

News outlets here in the Hudson Valley and abroad from China gave rave reviews for "Music from China: East Meets West" the the Inaugural Concert of the new US-China Institute, conducted by Institute Director, Jindong Cai, held on Sunday, January 28 at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.