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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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Campus Tours

Visiting campus is the best way to discover more about Bard.

Campus tours are available most weekdays during the year. See the schedule below for specific tour times. Use the form below to request a tour.

Campus Tour Schedule

Student-led campus tours last approximately 90 minutes and depart from the Admission Office (Hopson Cottage). Stay after the tour for a Q&A session with our counselors. Due to our small class size, we do not allow visitors in classes. We open classes to accepted students in the spring.

* Weekday Tours:

Tours at 9:00, 10:00, 2:00 and 3:00, with the following exceptions:
  • March 13-20 (Spring Break): NO TOURS

Saturday Tours:

  • April 11: 11:00 and 12:00
  • April 18: 11:00 and 12:00

* Please use the form below to request a tour. Please be advised that tour times are subject to change during scheduled College breaks and holidays. Visit Bard's academic calendar for more information on College breaks and holidays, or call us at 845-758-7472 for details.

Large Group Tours

Group tours are offered by the Office of Admission by request and according to availability. (Please check back in mid-February to schedule a group tour.) Submit this form at least one month in advance to request a tour of the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, for groups of up to 40 individuals (this includes any accompanying chaperones). Tours are for high school juniors and seniors.


Please note that we do NOT offer group tours:
  • In January, April or October
  • From May to mid-September
  • During academic breaks (please click here for Bard's academic calendar)

Performing Arts Center Tours

The Dance Program and the Theater and Performance Program at Bard offer 15 minute tours of the architecturally stunning Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. These tours are ongoing between noon and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, departing from inside the entrance closest to the parking lot. Tours are open to visiting prospective students and their families. No reservations are required. Please contact the Admission Office for further details.

You may also tour the Sosnoff Theater in the Fisher Center. This tour includes those parts of the building that are available for viewing at the time of the tour, Monday through Friday at 2:00 p.m., meeting at the main entrance. Visit the Fisher Center online for tour cost, availability, and more information. 

Self-Guided Tours

If, given your schedule, you are unable to attend one of our scheduled tours or information sessions, you may obtain a self-guided tour pamphlet in the Admission Office, or at the kiosk in front of the Admission Office.