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Graduate Performance Diploma - Chamber Music

Longy School of Music of Bard College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA)
Spring 2021

Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA)
Fall 2021

Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA)
Spring 2021

Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA)
Fall 2021

Program description

Graduate Performance Diploma - Chamber Music

This two-year program was created so you can focus intensively on training, performance, and professional opportunities. The GPD/GD program usually comes after the completion of a Master of Music degree. Compared to the Master of Music, it requires fewer academic courses and is focused on your skills and interests. If you want to dig in deeper before launching your career, this program is perfect for you.

Chamber Music Major

The Chamber Music department is led by the Horszowski Trio, Artists-In-Residence at Longy, for established, pre-formed ensembles. The program instills a strong foundation in chamber music skills for every student, including numerous performance opportunities and master classes with Longy faculty and visiting artists. Longy also encourages ensembles to work towards concerts and competitions outside of school. Advanced students are awarded the chance to collaborate in side-by-side formation with the Horszowski Trio, in pedagogical study as well as in public performance in the greater Boston area and beyond.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, post-secondary conservatory diploma, or demonstrated equivalent
  • Academic and performance record demonstrating the capacity to excel in full-time studies
  • Applicants in performance must present an audition

English Proficiency

All applicants for whom English is not a first or primary language must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test.

Recommended minimum scores for admission to the Undergraduate Diploma (UD), Master of Music (MM), Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD), Graduate Diploma in Composition (GD), and Artist Diploma (AD):

  • TOEFL: 63
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • Duolingo: 90

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content


Receive weekly coachings with faculty mentors drawn from our outstanding conservatory faculty. Ensembles also have the opportunity to coach with visiting artists and distinguished guests.


Chamber music students perform frequently by presenting recitals and engaging in outreach performances. Ensembles also perform throughout the Boston area and often enter national and international competitions.

New Music

Chamber ensembles are strongly encouraged to explore new music by working closely with student and faculty composers to premiere their works.

Teaching Artist Program

Explore and strengthen the skills required to engage and communicate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Be challenged to think more deeply and broadly about music, its role in society, and how you as an artist can create social change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Program delivery

The following delivery options are available:

  • Online
  • Hybrid-Online
  • Hybrid-In-Person
  • In-Person

Tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for this program is $37,000

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About this institute

Longy School of Music of Bard College

At Longy, we prepare students to become exceptional musicians who can engage new audiences; teach anyone, anywhere; and use artistry to change lives in communities around the world. Join us and become the musician the world needs you to be....

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Longy School of Music of Bard College

27 Garden Street
02138 Cambridge Massachusetts
United States of America

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