Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

Kellogg Music Center

This high-ceilinged, light-filled concert hall inspires musicians and serves as a crucial gathering spot for the campus community.

Make Beautiful Music

Kellogg Music Center is a campus landmark, and a stirring reminder that Simon’s Rock is, in fact, located in a quaint New England town—the building looks like a handsomely renovated town hall, right down to the distinctive stained-glass windows that line the building’s walls.

The home of the Simon’s Rock music program, Kellogg features music rehearsal rooms and a fully equipped electronic music studio. It is also used for lectures by current faculty and visiting scholars, performances by student and faculty groups, and senior thesis presentations. It’s also the site of the college’s regular community meetings, when students, faculty, and staff gather to share their concerns, ideas, and plans for the campus.


Talk to an admission counselor about opportunities for music students at Simon’s Rock. 

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Explore the Kellogg Music Center

Students on the steps of the Kellogg Music Center.

The whole community gathers here for performances, meetings, events, and classes.

Students assemble for a community council.

Community Council holds its meetings in the main concert hall at Kellogg. The entire campus community is invited to take up pressing issues and weigh in on allocating activities funding at regular meetings.

 A student practices the French horn.

Music lessons, classes, and performances are held in the downstairs music complex where practice rooms, a classroom, and secure instrument storage are located.

 Community council.

The main floor is used for music performances, lectures, convocations, community meetings, and other College events.

 Boys at band practice in a sound-proof booth.

Practice rooms and an electronic music studio for rocking out and more.

Kellogg Music Center exterior in autumn.

Kellogg was renovated and relocated from the Upper Campus to its current site in 1992 through a generous gift to the College’s 25th Anniversary Campaign by Overseer Mary Margaret Kellogg.