Bard College Conservatory of Music Launches New Master of Music Degree Program in Fall 2022
In fall 2022, the Bard College Conservatory of Music will welcome its first class of students to the new Graduate Instrumental Arts Program, a two-year graduate-level program leading to a Master of Music degree. This innovative master’s degree 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 Graduate Instrumental Arts Program’s three core components of performance, academic, and practical studies will prepare graduates to embark on a career in the professional music world, or to pursue a terminal music degree at another school. Complementing the Conservatory’s current graduate programs, this new program creates rich opportunities for collaboration and artistic projects among all the music graduate programs at Bard—the Graduate Vocal Arts Program, Graduate Conducting Program, and The Orchestra Now.
“We are so excited to welcome this new instrumental master’s degree program to the range of degree offerings at the Bard Conservatory. The Instrumental Arts Program aims not only to deepen students’ musical and instrumental skills but also to broaden their understanding of the role of music in civil society, and to develop their ability to connect with—and serve—the larger community through their art,” says Frank Corliss, director of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.
For more information about the Graduate Instrumental Arts Program, visit bard.edu/conservatory/iap/. For application and audition information, visit bard.edu/conservatory/iap/applying/. To open an application, visit here. Full information about the faculty for the Graduate Instrumental Arts Program may be found at bard.edu/conservatory/iap/faculty/.
Post Date: 09-30-2021