I really like Bard in general and I've heard excellent things about their music department. Their website talks about some really interesting and unique ensembles, but traditional chamber music isn't mentioned anywhere. I figure there must be some kind of chamber music program considering that there is a conservatory on campus, but if it's housed in the conservatory, I'd worry about having to compete with conservatory students for spots in chamber groups. How does chamber music work at Bard, and are students in the college routinely able to participate? I'm a pianist if that makes any difference.