Bard Faculty

Frank Corliss

Associate Director, Director of Admissions, Bard College Conservatory of Music; Director, Post Graduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Bard Conservatory of Music, Bard Conservatory of Music: Chamber Music, Bard Conservatory of Music: Piano Fellowship

Academic Expertise: Music

Area of Specialization: Collaborative Piano, Chamber music, Vocal accompanying


Before coming to The Bard College Conservatory of Music, Frank Corliss was for many years the director of music at the Walnut Hill School and a staff pianist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. A frequent performer on the Boston Symphony Prelude Concert series, he also performs throughout the United States as a chamber musician and collaborative pianist. In addition to his duties at the BSO and Walnut Hill, Corliss has worked as a musical assistant for Yo-Yo Ma and has assisted Ma in the musical preparation of many new works for performance and recording, including concertos by Elliot Carter, Richard Danielpour, Tan Dun, John Harbison, Leon Kirchner, Peter Lieberson, Christopher Rouse, and John Williams. Corliss can be heard in recording on Yo-Yo Ma's Grammy-winning Sony disc Soul of the Tango, as well as the Koch International disc of music by Elliott Carter for chorus and piano with the John Oliver Chorale.


Phone: 845-752-2402
Department: Bard Conservatory of Music
Location: Avery Center for the Arts
Office: N131