Longy School of Music of Bard College

Quick Facts

Conservatory of Music


Cambridge, MA


Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

Popular Majors

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

Total Students

Undergrad Students




Room and Board

$42,865 undergr.
$41,800 graduate



 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website


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 at Bard College is a conservatory founded in 1915. The school confers the Master of Music degree, undergraduate diploma, graduate performance diploma, artist diploma, and 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, the New World Symphony, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, and the and the 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.