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Fisher Center

Undergraduate Program

Special Merit Scholarship Opportunities

All applicants to the Bard Conservatory are eligible for scholarships, based on both need and merit. In addition, the Conservatory, through the generosity of donors and partner organizations, offers the following special merit scholarships to undergraduate applicants.

To receive more information please fill out an inquiry form here.

American Symphony Orchestra Brass Scholarship

American Symphony Orchestra Brass Scholarship Brass players who receive this scholarship are mentored by members of the brass section of the American Symphony Orchestra, whose music director Leon Botstein is also conductor of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra. The ASO, based in New York City, performs regularly at Bard and in annual “side-by-side” concerts with the Bard Conservatory Orchestra. This scholarship covers up to full tuition, room and board costs at Bard, and is awarded to qualified undergraduate applicants to the Conservatory on any brass instrument. Up to five of these merit scholarships are awarded each year. photo credit, Janos Sutyak

American Symphony Orchestra Double Bass Scholarship

American Symphony Orchestra Double Bass Scholarship Double bassists who receive this scholarship are mentored by members of the American Symphony Orchestra, whose music director Leon Botstein is also conductor of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra. The ASO, based in New York City, performs regularly at Bard and with “side-by-side” participation of Bard Conservatory students. This scholarship covers up to full tuition, room and board costs at Bard, and is awarded to qualified undergraduate applicants to the Conservatory. Up to two of these merit scholarships are awarded each year. photo credit: Karl Rabe

American Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Scholarship

American Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Scholarship American Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Scholarship. Bassoonists who receive this scholarship are mentored by members of the bassoon section of the American Symphony Orchestra, whose music director Leon Botstein is also conductor of the Bard Conservatory Orchestra. The ASO, based in New York City, performs regularly at Bard and with “side-by-side” participation of Bard Conservatory students. This scholarship covers up to full tuition, room and board costs at Bard, and is awarded to qualified undergraduate applicants to the Conservatory. Up to two of these merit scholarships are awarded each year.
 

                                                                                            

         

Joan Tower Composition Scholarship

Joan Tower Composition Scholarship Joan Tower Composition Scholarship.
This annual merit scholarship, in honor of composition faculty member Joan Tower's 75th birthday, is given annually to an applicant in composition. and provides $10,000 toward tuition costs at The Bard Conservatory. The scholarship was given by a  group of generous donors and will be awarded for the first time to an undergraduate student in the fall 2014 incoming class. photo credit: Noah Sheldon