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Faculty: George Tsontakis

George Tsontakis

Composer and Bard professor George Tsontakis has been the recipient of the two richest prizes awarded in all of classical music: the 2005 international Grawemeyer Award for his Second Violin Concerto and the 2007 Charles Ives Living Award, awarded every three years by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He studied with Roger Sessions at Juilliard and with Franco Donatoni in Rome. Born in Astoria, New York, into a strongly Cretan heritage, he has in recent years become an important figure in the music of Greece.
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Applying to Bard

Extraordinary opportunities to thrive and achieve

Typically, Bard students have prepared for college by taking honors or advanced placement courses in a curriculum that includes:
    • four years of English, social studies, and mathematics, and
    • three (preferably four) years of laboratory science and a foreign language.
Yet admission to Bard does not rest solely on measures like these. We welcome ambitious, independent thinkers and look closely at each applicant. Bard presents extraordinary opportunities for students to thrive and achieve, and seeks students who will take full advantage of all the College has to offer.

Required Materials for the Common Application

All applicants to the Bard undergraduate college who choose to apply by Common Application must include the following materials. Additional application materials are required for International, Transfer, and Homeschooled applicants.
    • Common Application
    • Application fee ($50.00) or Fee Waiver
    • Teacher recommendations: We prefer that one recommendation come from an English or humanities instructor, and one from a math or science instructor.
    • High School transcript (Include mid-year senior grades if available at the time you apply.)

Apply to Begin in Berlin

Bard College first-year students may apply to spend one or both semesters of their first year at Bard College Berlin, joining a close-knit, international community in the heart of the intellectual and artistic hub of Europe. Click below to learn more and express interest in joining the program. A student may express interest at any time, but is not eligible to apply until he or she receives an offer of admission from Bard College.