Private Music Lessons: All students in the college are eligible for private instruction provided that they are concurrently enrolled in a Music course or ensemble. Lessons can be taken for either credit or for no credit. In order to receive credit, you must be registered with the registrar’s office. The Music Program has set the student contribution amount at $150 per semester ($12.50 per lesson X 12 lessons ) and lessons are worth 2 credits per semester. The lesson cap is 12 lessons per semester or one per week. If the student decides to take lessons for no credit, she/he will need to pay the instructor directly. The lesson fee will be determined by the instructor and the student. Please note: you can audit an ensemble, but cannot audit lessons.
Instruction is available for piano, voice, guitar, trumpet, bass, (both classical and jazz), cello, violin, viola, flute, saxophone, clarinet, and oboe and world percussion. Lessons are taught by adjunct professors and in some special cases, graduate students.
Instrument storage: The college provides music students with lockers free of charge for individual instruments. The student will need to provide her/his own lock and register with the music department office.
Practice Rooms: During the day, practice rooms are booked in the music department office or either by stopping by the music department office or calling 845-758-6822 X3689 between 10 AM - 1 PM for two-hour time blocks.
Bard College Orchestra: Any college student has the opportunity to audition for the Bard College orchestra. Auditions for the orchestra are Monday September 3rd at the Avery/Blum music building, Blum Hall. The orchestra meets Monday evenings from 7:30-10:30 PM at the Fisher Center in the Sosnoff T1 theatre.
Bard College Chamber Singers: Auditions are by appointment. To schedule an audition, please contact James Bagwell at email@example.com. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:40- 6:40 PM at the Avery/Blum music building, Blum Hall.
Bard College Symphonic Chorus: There are no auditions for the symphonic chorus and music will be provided. The first rehearsal for the spring 2013 semester is Tuesday February 5th . The group meets Tuesday evenings from 7:30- 10:30 PM in Olin auditorium.
Jazz Big Band ensemble: Rehearsals are Mondays from 7- 9 PM at the Avery/Blum music building, Blum Hall.
Gamelan: The Balinese Gamelan Ensemble meets Mondays from 7-9 PM.
No prior experience is necessary.
Hudson Valley Gamelans Giri Mekar & Chandra Kanchana
at Bard College meet on Monday evenings throughout the academic year and at other times as needed.Rehearsals are in the Olin Auditorium, room 305, Moon room as follows: