Longy School of Music of Bard College

Quick Facts

Conservatory of Music

Location

Cambridge, MA

Degrees

Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

Popular Majors

Music, Music Theory and Composition, Music Performance, Music Teacher

Total Students

Undergrad Students

219

47

Tuition

Room and Board

$40,780 undergr.
$39,800 graduate

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Selectivity

 Average Net Price *

Moderate

$35,445

Distance from Boston

School Website

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School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

The Longy School of Music of Bard College is a conservatory founded in 1915. The School confers the Master of Music degree, undergraduate diploma, graduate performance diploma, artist diploma, and the Dalcroze Certificate and License. 

The school offers bachelor's and master's degrees in organ, piano, strings,  voice, woodwind, brass and composition.  Additional graduate programs are available in other areas including opera, early music ,and chamber music. Undergraduate students can jointly enroll at Emerson College in Boston and pursue the Longy undergraduate diploma and Emerson's Bachelor of Music degree simultaneously.

Recent Longy graduates have gone directly into the ranks of major performing organizations, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, New World Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Orquestra del Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia (Valencia, Spain).  

The college is only steps away from Harvard square with all its many cultural and entertainment choices.