Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

Bard College Catalogue 2016-17


Bard College Catalogue 2016-17

The Orchestra Now

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The Orchestra Now (TŌN) is a unique training orchestra and master’s degree program designed to prepare musicians for the challenges facing the modern symphony orchestra. Musicians receive three years of advanced orchestral training and take graduate-level courses in orchestral and curatorial studies, leading to a master of music degree in curatorial, critical, and performance studies. Bard faculty and guest scholars in music history, art history, and other humanities disciplines participate in the program’s seminars. Students in the program, based at Bard’s main campus in Annandale, receive full-tuition scholarships and fellowships for their experiential training in the orchestra.

The Orchestra Now performs concert series at Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and in concert halls throughout the Northeast. Leon Botstein, president of Bard College, is the music director and principal conductor of The Orchestra Now. In addition, a roster of guest conductors and renowned instrumentalists participates in TŌN’s concert and rehearsal schedule. TŌN rehearses in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.