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.

2021 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 audition requirements.*  Perform the music that best represents your artistry and do it in whatever clothes make you feel invincible.

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

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

* Live auditions have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants are required to submit video recorded auditions (performance degrees) or digital portfolios (composition) through the online application.


Spring 2021 application deadline: Nov. 1, 2020

Fall 2021 Early Action application deadline: Dec. 1, 2020

Fall 2021 Standard application deadline: Jan. 5, 2021

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