BARD COLLEGE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

Five-year B.Music/B.A. Dual-Degree Program

Website:  http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/

Updated August 24, 2015

 

 

Graduation Requirements

 

  1. A minimum of 160 credits, at least 64 of which must be taken at Bard. [Students who enrolled before Fall, 2011 are required to complete a minimum of 156 credits.]

 

  1. A minimum of 40 credits outside the division of B.A. major.

 

  1. Every student must take two semesters of First-Year Seminar.  Transfer students may be exempt.

 

  1. Every student must be promoted to the Upper College by passing moderation.

 

  1. Every student must complete an acceptable B.A. senior project in a field other than music.

 

  1. Distribution requirements: one course from each of the appropriate distribution areas.

 

  1. Studio instruction (CNSV 100) in every semester of enrollment for performance majors.  Composition tutorial (CNSV 102) in every semester of enrollment for composition majors.

 

  1. Orchestra (CNSV 112) in every semester of enrollment for performance majors.

 

  1. Chamber music (CNSV 110) in every semester of enrollment for performance majors.

 

  1. Core Sequence in Theory, Analysis, and Composition (CNSV 140, 240, 330, 332) four semesters (the order indicated by the numbering is recommended, except that CNSV 330 and CNSV 332 may be taken in either order):

 

    1. CNSV 140: Tonal Harmony and Counterpoint (formerly Conservatory Seminar 111b)
    2. CNSV 240: Composing in Classical Forms (formerly Conservatory Seminar 111a)
    3. CNSV 330: Contemporary Composition (formerly Conservatory Seminar IV)
    4. CNSV 332: Conservatory Seminary (formerly Conservatory Seminar II)

 

  1. Aural Skills (CNSV 308, 309) two semesters. [Does not apply to students who enrolled before Fall, 2011. Students admitted before Fall 2012 may satisfy this requirement through CNSV 108 and CNSV 109.]

 

  1. Music History (MUS 264-265).

 

  1. Conservatory Senior Project (CNSV 401) - includes recital preparation and program note writing as well as the recital itself. [Does not apply to students who enrolled before Fall, 2011.]