Students accepted into TŌN must pass both artistic and academic requirements. It is not possible to play in The Orchestra Now without participating in the degree program.

Application deadline is December 21, 2018.  Auditions will take place during the week of March 17, 2019 at Bard College.

Admission to The Orchestra Now requires audition and academic review. The elements of the application are:

  1. Basic information
  2. Prescreening excerpts and a videotaped personal statement
  3. School transcripts
  4. TOEFL score (when applicable)
  5. 2 recommendations
  6. Short essay questions
  7. Live audition
  8. $75 application fee

The Orchestra Now will accept applications for the following instruments:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Timpani and Percussion
  • Harp