Bard at Work: A Visual History

Bard at Work: A Visual History Professor Joan Tower instructs a student at the piano, ca. 1985. Visit the Bard College Digital Archives to discover a collection of black and white images showing Bardians at work from the 1940s through the 1980s.

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Faculty: George Tsontakis

George Tsontakis

Distinguished Composer in Residence 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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Bardians at Work

Bardians are everywhere. Whether working in Annandale or Berlin, in sustainable agriculture or in a tech startup, our community is making a difference. Bard faculty, staff, students, and alumni/ae are changing the way the world works, taking Bard's commitment to innovation and engagement worldwide. Being a Bardian means having an impact, wherever you may be and whatever type of work you're called to do. Look for members of the Bard community. You'll find us in your favorite films, your most ambitious business ventures, and your most innovative educational institutions.
Mary Backlund (center), vice president for student affairs and director of admission, talks
to prospective students.

Admitting New Ideas: Bard Admission Shakes Things Up

Bard is changing the college admission landscape. From the new Bard Entrance Examination to the unique and longstanding Immediate Decision Plan, the college is committed to bringing the next generation of students to Annandale with unconventional and distinctly Bardian strategies. More >