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.

The home of the Simon’s Rock music program, 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.

Kellogg is emblematic of how creativity and community intersect at Simon’s Rock. One day, you’ll find students attending classes and practicing in the building’s music rehearsal rooms. The next day, it serves as an intimate host 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.


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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.

An adjacent building houses music practice studios rooms for rocking out and more.

choral group

Students sing music from the Middle Ages to present as members of the Simon’s Rock Chorus, one of several performance groups available.

Event with speaker

Students and faculty assemble regularly for guest lectures, presentations, and intimate musical performances.