Longy School of Music of Bard College

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

143 Faculty Members | 1:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Longy is a degree-granting conservatory and community-based school of preparatory and continuing studies with a curriculum rooted in the tradition of western art music. Its faculty promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery, encourages growth of imagination and fosters an attitude of inquiry about the role of music and the musician in the larger world.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$46,880

Out of state

$46,880
Graduate

In state

$46,880

Out of state

$46,880

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
100%
Did not receive aid
0%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 25.0% $6,195
State/local grants 0.0% $0
Institutional grants 100.0% $21,750
Loans 63.0% $10,519

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Academics

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Voice and Opera
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Stringed Instruments
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • EDUCATION
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Music Performance, General
      • A program that generally prepares individuals to master musical instruments and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers. Includes instruction on one or more specific instruments from various instrumental groupings. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Music Theory and Composition
      • A program that focuses on the study of the principles of sound manipulation as applied to the creation of music, and the techniques of creating and arranging music. Includes instruction in aural theory, melody, counterpoint, complex harmony, modulation, chromatics, improvisation, progressions, musical writing, instrumentation, orchestration, electronic and computer applications, studies of specific musical styles, and development of original creative ability. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Keyboard Instruments
      • A program that prepares individuals to master the piano, organ, or related keyboard instruments and performing art as solo, ensemble, and/or accompanist performers. Includes instruction in piano and keyboard pedagogy, ensemble playing, accompanying, service playing, repertoire, keyboard and pedal skills, recital, and personal style development. Examples: [Piano], [Organ], [Harpsichord] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Voice and Opera
      • A program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. Includes instruction in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Stringed Instruments
      • A program that prepares individual to master a stringed instrument and performing arts as solo, ensemble and/or accompanist performers. Includes instruction in playing and personal style development. Examples: [Violin], [Viola], [Double Bass], [Guitar], [Banjo], [Harp] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Music Pedagogy
      • A program that prepares individuals to provide musical instruction and tutoring to clients in private and institutional settings. Includes instruction in music theory, music composition, mastery of one or more instruments, familiarity with various musical genres and styles, principles of music education, and client communications. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Brass Instruments
      • A program that prepares individuals to master a brass instrument and performing art as solo, ensemble, and/or accompanist performers. Includes instruction in playing and personal style development. Examples: [Trumpet], [Horn], [Trombone], [Euphonium/Baritone], [Tuba] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Woodwind Instruments
      • A program that prepares individuals to master a woodwind instrument and performing art as solo, ensemble, and/or accompanist performers. Includes instruction in playing and personal style development. Examples: [Flute], [Oboe], [Clarinet], [Bassoon], [Saxophone] See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
90.0%
  • Apply 70
  • Accepted 63
  • Attend 15

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$100
Graduate
$100

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Not applicable
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Required
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
62%
Male Students
38%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Two Or More Ethnicities62.86%
  2. Caucasian25.25%
  3. Not Specified2.97%
  4. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander2.97%
  5. Black2.48%
  6. Asian1.98%
  7. Hispanic/Latino0.99%
  8. American Indian/Alaska Native0.5%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

279

Undergraduate students

42

Graduate students

237

Attendance breakdown

Full time
95%
Part time
5%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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