2016-17 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

Bard College Conservatory of Music
Bard College
Bard College Conservatory of Music
MISSION
Music, like all art, engages the mind and the heart. It redefines boundaries and questions limits in order to make a meaningful statement about the human condition. The education of the mind is, therefore, as important as the education of the fingers. The greatest musicians not only have the technical mastery to communicate effectively, but also are deeply curious and equally adept at analytical and emotional modes of thought. The mission of The Bard College Conservatory of Music is to provide the best possible preparation for a person dedicated to a life immersed in the creation and performance of music. The innovative curriculum of The Bard College Conservatory of Music is guided by the principle that musicians should be broadly educated in the liberal arts and sciences in order to achieve their greatest potential.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
All Conservatory undergraduates pursue a five-year program leading to two degrees: the bachelor of music degree and the bachelor of arts degree in a field other than music.
LOCATION
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(845) 752-2409
Audition Requirements
Undergraduate and Advanced Performance Studies Audition Requirements [http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/undergraduate/requirements/]
Graduate Vocal Arts Program Audition Requirements> [http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/vap/admission/prescreening/]
Graduate Conducting Program Audition Requirements> [http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/gcp/admission]
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Our undergraduates tend to pursue graduate degrees from other major conservatories.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
135 music students
Music Faculty: 10 full time, 55 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Harp • Orchestral Conducting • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
DEGREE PROGRAMS
Graduate Vocal Arts Program [http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/vap/]
Graduate Conducting Program (Choral and Orchestral) [http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/gcp/]
Advanced Performance Studies Program [http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/aps/]
Post Graduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship [http://www.bard.edu/conservatory/fellowship/]
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
SOCIAL LINKS
      

Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music
MISSION
The mission of the Cleveland Institute of Music is to cultivate new generations of young musicians through an immersive and creative educational process, guiding the most musically talented individuals toward fulfilling careers that engage diverse and global audiences, stimulating the understanding and love of music throughoutthe world.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
CIM is known for superior training in chamber music, orchestra, composition, voice and opera. Our world-renowned faculty, many of whom are members of The Cleveland Orchestra, are dedicated to building their student's career in music. We are an independent conservatory in the center of Cleveland's remarkable cultural neighborhood, University Circle.
LOCATION
11021 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(216) 795-3107
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
In CIM's master-apprentice model of education, students spend 120 hour in one-on-one instruction with their private teachers. This enables each student to follow an individualized and mentored plan through their program and into their professional lives.Graduates remain close to their CIM faculty, many receiving coaching for auditions throughout their career. Alumni are eligible for professional development funds through the CIM Women's Committee travel assistance program.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
430 music students
Music Faculty: 47 full time, 91 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Audio Recording
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
SOCIAL LINKS
      

The Colburn School
The Colburn School
MISSION
With a 65-year legacy of excellence, the Colburn School has grown to become an internationally recognized leader in the field of performing arts education with a vibrant campus located in downtown Los Angeles. Through the generous support of benefactor Richard D. Colburn, the school became an independent nonprofit institution in 1980. Sel Kardan joined the Colburn School as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2009 and Dr. Adrian Daly joined the Colburn School as Provost in 2015.
Established in 2003, the Conservatory of Music is a nationally accredited, degree-granting postsecondary institution serving musicians from around the world. Approximately 120 students pursue degree, diploma, and certificate programs and careers in music with full tuition, room, and board provided. Many Conservatory students and graduates win national and international competitions, and secure jobs with top orchestras around the world.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Career development and wellness programs support all areas of student well-being. The Colburn Orchestra emulates a professional orchestra experience with distinguished guest conductors and Music Director Yehuda Gilad. Students perform alongside faculty and guest artists as part of the Colburn Chamber Music Society. All receive full- tuition scholarships, room and board.
LOCATION
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(213) 621-4534
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The Colburn School offers a range of resources to help the Colburn School students and alumni plan and build their professional careers. Conservatory students all take two essential classes: the Teaching Musician, which equips them with pedagogical skills; and the Working Musician, which guides students in managing their careers as musicians.
The Career Development Center offers individual advising and planning to conservatory students, which allows students to tailor their experience to their own needs and goals. Career development staff work with students one-on-one and find opportunities for them to further explore their interests.
The Colburn Teaching Fellows Program is led by Dr. Robert Duke of the University of Texas, and trains 15 conservatory students to become teaching artists. The Colburn Community Fellowship Program teaches students outreach skills, including creating programs to engage new audiences and become arts leaders.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
120 music students
120 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 14 full time, 31 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Harp • Percussion • Piano • Strings •
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
SOCIAL LINKS
      

Curtis Institute of Music
Curtis Institute of Music
MISSION
Drawing upon 90 years of artistry, the Curtis Institute of Music pairs tradition and innovation, educating exceptionally gifted young musicians as artist-citizens who engage a local and global community through music-making of the highest caliber. Each year 175 students come to Curtis, drawn by a tuition-free, performance-inspired learning culture. In this intimate environment, they are nurtured by a celebrated faculty and inspired by the school’s distinctive “learn by doing” approach, offering more than 200 concerts each year in Philadelphia, as well as performances around the world through Curtis on Tour.
The extraordinary young musicians of Curtis graduate to join 4,000 alumni who have long made music history. Each season leading orchestras, opera houses, and chamber music series around the world feature Curtis alumni. They are in the front rank of soloists, composers, and conductors and hold principal chairs in every major American orchestra. Curtis graduates are musical leaders, making a profound impact on music onstage and in their communities.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Curtis provides full-tuition scholarships to all of its students ensuring that admissions are based on artistic promise alone There is no minimum or maximum age to enroll and the school admits only enough students to fill the places of the previous graduating class.
LOCATION
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, 19103
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(215) 717-3117
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Curtis offers several professional bridge programs designed for young artists beginning their professional career. These include fellowship programs for conductors and string quartets which offer numerous performance opportunities and mentorship from the Curtis faculty and guest artists. The post-graduate ArtistYear Fellowship Program brings art access and education to underserved communities through a year of paid service.
Alumni resources include access to the Careers in Music Speaker Series at Curtis, which showcases successful artists, industry experts, and ensembles who share their advice and perspective; entrepreneurship grants to provide start-up funding for musical projects; a LinkedIn group to professionally connect alumni; an online directory encouraging alumni to make connections as they travel and perform; and an alumni email address to maintain a visible presence with Curtis.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
175 music students
Music Faculty: 90 full time, 0 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
DEGREE PROGRAMS
Master of Music in Opera [http://www.curtis.edu/admissions/curtis-curriculum/degree-diploma-programs/master-of-music-in-opera/]
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma [http://www.curtis.edu/admissions/curtis-curriculum/degree-diploma-programs/post-baccalaureate-diploma/]
Professional Studies Certificate in Opera [http://www.curtis.edu/admissions/curtis-curriculum/degree-diploma-programs/professional-studies-certificate-in-opera/]
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
ONLINE COURSES
SOCIAL LINKS
      

Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin
Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin
MISSION
Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin was founded in 1950 and is located in the heart of Berlin at the Schlossplatz and the Gendarmenmarkt. The school boasts a symphony orchestra, a school choir, the ECHO Ensemble and numerous chamber music ensembles. Courses are coordinated under four areas of discipline, ranging from voice and direction to strings, woodwind and brass and musicology and composition. The educational profile is complemented by cooperation with institutes shared with Berlin University of the Arts such as the Jazz Institute Berlin, the Institute for New Music Klangzeitort and the Kurt Singer Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians' Health. Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin presents close to 300 public events annually, including concerts, opera projects, presentations and masterclasses.
Alongside the highly decorated staff and the practical approach of the training, the encouragement for students that emanates out of the cooperation with Berlin cultural institutions is a key attribute. These intensive cooperative relations include partnerships with Konzerthaus Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper. Internationally renowned artists such as Kolja Blacher, Tabea Zimmermann, Hanspeter Kyburz, Marie-Luise Neunecker, Thomas Quasthoff, Julia Varady and Antje Weithaas offer students practice-oriented teaching. Masterclasses and workshops refine the direct work with artistic personalities in this context, students have already benefited from working with Midori, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Thomas Quasthoff, Sir Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann.
The markedly international student community makes the school a place of international encounters. Two thirds of the students come from outside of Germany, one third from outside of Europe.
Graduates and alumni of the school include names such as Jochen Kowalski, Roman Trekel, Anna Prohaska (voice); Georg Katzer, Siegfried Matthus, Friedrich Schenker (composition); Vladimir Jurowski, Ernst Stoy, Sebastian Weigle, Lahav Shani (conducting); Peter Konwitschny, Christine Mielitz, Vera Nemirowa (directing); Isabelle Faust (violin); Claudio Bohorquez, Sol Gabetta, Danjulo Ishizaka, Johannes Moser (cello).
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Musical excellence is our duty. Exceptional musical personalities are the foundation of our educational quality and musical practice. We promote talent in its holistic development, from the attainment of finest technical precision to being ready for the stage.
LOCATION
Hochschule Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin
Charlottenstr. 55
D-10117 Berlin
GERMANY
ADMISSIONS
+49 (0)30 688305-830
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
http://www.hfm-berlin.de/en/departmentsand-institutes/department-d/general-information/
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
500 music students
Music Faculty: 104 full time, 219 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Orchestral Conducting • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Music Theater Direction • Correpetition • Choir conducting
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

Florida State University
College of Music
Florida State University
MISSION
The College of Music offers a comprehensive program of instruction for all students who expect to become professionals in the field of music. For general University students, it offers a wide spectrum of opportunities for disciplined personal growth and creative achievement. In addition, it produces and sponsors musical events that enhance the cultural life of the campus, the community, and the surrounding region.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
As one of the largest music programs in higher education, the College’s comprehensive curricula embrace all traditional areas of music and world- music study, from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. The College enjoys an international reputation.
LOCATION
122 North Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(850) 644-6102
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Career preparation is an ongoing process at the College of Music. Faculty mentors take an active role in placing and connecting their students to career opportunities, and a Career Liaison from the FSU Career Center works directly with students in the College. The Allen Music Library regularly sponsors workshops on résumé writing, and career development is a major focus of Music Entrepreneurship classes. Additionally, workshops covering how to apply to graduate schools are offered each fall.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
1100 music students
Music Faculty: 90 full time, 5 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Arts Administration • Commercial Music • Choral Conducting • Wind Conducting • Historical Musicology • Ethnomusicology • Music Therapy • Opera Production • Piano Pedagogy • Piano Technology • Sacred Music
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
SOCIAL LINKS

 

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