Beginning in 2019, Bard College and The Orchestra Now will offer a two-year certificate option in addition to its 3-year master’s degree program. The certificate is an Advanced Certificate in Orchestra Studies. The curriculum will mirror the curriculum of the first two years of the master’s degree program. Certificate students will receive the same amount of scholarship and stipend as the masters students for the duration of the certificate program ($1,000 bi-weekly for 12 months of the first year and 9 months of the second year). Applicants must have bachelor’s degrees or equivalent.