Performance Opportunities  

First Year: 2017-2018 

In Recital 

Core Seminar I: Goethe, Verlaine, and Dickinson 
Final Lecture Presentation and Performance:  This is a 20-minute presentation of two settings of poems by Goethe, Verlaine, Dickinson, and/or Walt Whitman. 

French Diction and Phonetics Workshop
Beattie-Powers Recital:  This performance is the culmination of the first semester of diction each year, performed at the Beattie-Powers Place in Catskill, NY. 

Opera Workshop
French Opera Scenes Program:   All members of the VAP perform with piano in staged scenes drawn from the French operatic repertoire, which have included Werther, L’amour de loin, Romeo et Juliette, Les Mamelles des Tiresias, and more.. 

Music Alive!
Curated by composer, Joan Tower, and pianist, Blair McMillen, selected VAP students perform Derek Bermel’s Three Songs on Poems as part of this contemporary music series. 

Del Tredici at 80 Celebration Concert 
Selected members of the VAP sing works by composer David Del Tredici in Bard Conservatory’s concert celebrating his eightieth birthday. 

With OrchestraWinter Songfest Concert
Selected members of the VAP perform a selection of masterworks and popular holiday tunes in conjunction with the Bard orchestras and choirs. Selections included Holst’s Christmas Day and Finzi’s Et in terra pax. Performed in Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.

Messiah Sing with Classics on Hudson Concert
Selected members of the VAP perform as soloists in a performance of Handel’s Messiah in Hudson, NY.

Opera: Pulcinella, A Full Moon in March, and Svadba
Graduate VAP students present a fully-staged operatic triple-bill of works by Igor Stravinsky, John Harbison, and Ana Sokolovic. Performed in Bard’s Fisher Center for Performing Arts, and directed by Alison Moritz.

1786: Mozart’s Miraculous Year with the Albany Symphony
Selected members of the VAP perform in Troy, NY with the Albany Symphony in a concert of opera scenes from Mozart’s beloved operas Der Shauspieldirektor and Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Maestro David Alan Miller. 
 
Young Person’s Concert with the Albany Symphony
Selected members of the VAP performed in Troy, NY with the Albany Symphony in a concert of opera arias and ensembles conducted by Maestro David Alan Miller. 
 
Mozart’s Magical Adventure with the Albany Symphony
Selected members of the VAP perform in Troy, NY with the Albany Symphony in a concert version of Mozart’s Die Zauberflote conducted by Maestro David Alan Miller

Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass 
Selected members of the VAP perform as soloists in concert with the Bard College Symphonic Chorus and Baroque Ensemble. Performed in Bard College’s Olin Hall, and conducted by Maestro James Bagwell.

Second Year: 2018-2019 

In Recital

Final Degree Recital
All second year members of the VAP present a one-hour-long recital with a fellow from the collaborative piano fellowship program. 

Core Seminar III:  Creating Unique Performance Opportunities 
This is an hour-long group recital of American music, performed in the fall of your second year in the VAP. 

Core Seminar II:  First Songs
All members of the VAP collaborate with selected composers on new or recently-composed vocal works, performed in the spring, in two concerts at National Sawdust in NYC.

Opera Workshop
German Opera Scenes Program: All members of the VAP perform with piano in staged scenes drawn from the German operatic repertoire, including Fidelio, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Hänsel und Gretel, and more.

German Diction and Phonetics Workshop
This recital performance is the culmination of the first semester of diction each year, performed at the Beattie-Powers Place in Catskill, NY. 

Vocal Chamber Music Workshop
The vocal chamber music workshop culminates in a public performance of the students chosen chamber music piece.  Participation is required once. 

Vocal Chamber Music with Bard College’s The Orchestra Now 
Selected members of the VAP perform in chamber music concerts with members of Bard College’s The Orchestra Now at Hudson Hall in Hudson, NY and the Clark Museum in Williamstown, MA. 

Brahms’ Neues Liebeslieder
Selected members of the VAP perform Brahms’ Neues Liebeslieder at the Concerts in at Camphill in Ghent, NY, along with members of the Conservatory faculty, including Kayo Iwama and Marka Gustavsson.  

With OrchestraMozart’s Requiem with Concerts in the Village 
Selected members of the VAP perform the solos in Mozart’s Requiem with the Concerts in the Village Series in Kinderhook, NY. 

Winter Songfest Concert
Selected members of the VAP perform a selection of masterworks and popular holiday tunes in conjunction with the Bard orchestras and choirs. Selections inlcude Vaughn Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, and Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity. Performed in Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.

Selections from Beethoven’s Egmont with Bard College’s The Orchestra Now 
Selected members of the VAP perform selections from Beethoven’s Egmont with The Orchestra Now. Performed in Bard’s Olin Hall.

Faure’s Requiem with the Bard College Chamber Singers
Selected members of the VAP perform the solos in Faure’s Reqiuem with the Bard College Chamber Singers.  Conducted by James Bagwell, and performed in Bard College’s Olin Hall. 

Verdi’s Requiem with Bard College’s The Orchestra Now 
Selected members of the VAP perform the solos in Verdi’s Requiem with The Orchestra Now. Performed in Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, conducted by Leon Botstein.