Longy School of Music of Bard College

Longy School of Music of Bard College

Become the musician the world needs you to be.

The world needs music now more than ever. At Longy, we prepare students to become socially-engaged musicians who can engage new audiences; teach anyone, anywhere; and use artistry to change lives in communities around the world.

Our mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world. It’s at the core of our innovative Catalyst Courses, which breaks down traditional conservatory constraints and compels students to take risks, elevate their artistry, and become global citizen-artists.

2022 Applications Open Now!

Stop stressing about applications. Try Longy’s barrier-free process:

· It’s free to apply! Everyone deserves a chance to pursue their dreams.

· No repertoire requirements. Perform the music that best represents your artistry and do it in whatever clothes make you feel invincible. We strongly encourage you to audition by video recording, so that you can feel confident in the recordings you prepare, and then join us on campus for a Longy Visit Day.

· Choose your timeline. We added an Early Action option!

· Reach out and talk to us. Email, call, Zoom, WhatsApp. We’re here for you.


Spring 2022 application deadline: Nov. 1, 2021
Fall 2022 Early Action application deadline: Dec. 1, 2021
Fall 2022 Standard application deadline: Jan. 5, 2022

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