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Profiles

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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Forms

Required Application Materials for Those Using the Common Application

The following must be submitted by all first-year applicants to the undergraduate college:
  • 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.)

Optional Application Materials for All Applicants

  • Standardized Testing We do not require SAT/ACT scores, but if you submit your scores we will consider them in making our admission decision. (Bard's CEEB code is 2037.)
  • Portfolios and Awards Artistic supplements are not required for admission to Bard, except in the case of transfer candidates seeking admission to the Written Arts or Photography programs. Copies of awards or certificates for extracurricular achievements are not required for admission. However, you may submit a resume of these along with your application.
  • Applicants from Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China for whom English is not the first language and who are not enrolled in a school where the program is taught in English are advised to complete a Chinese Applicant Interview (CAI).  Click here to find out more.

Transfer Materials

Artistic supplements are required for transfer candidates seeking admission to the Written Arts or Photography programs.

International Materials

Financial Aid Forms

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