US-China Music Institute

Summer Academy - Bard Youth Chinese Orchestra

Beginning in August 2018, the Institute will host a Chinese Music Academy on the Bard campus, open to students from 14 to 18 years of age who will form an orchestra of Chinese instruments.

Program Details

The 2018 Summer Academy will be held from August 9-26, 2018.  

The two and a half week program will include daily orchestra rehearsals along with English classes, individual lessons, chamber music, sectional rehearsals, and master classes and seminars. The Academy Orchestra will perform at Bard and at a major venue in Boston, Massachusetts.

Students will live with host families near the Bard campus and make use of the Bard athletic facilities, including a swimming pool, for relaxation and exercise.  Each weekend will include a field trip to a famous tourist destination.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the Inquiry Form.