Apply to TŌN

TŌN is a unique pre-professional orchestra that combines performance with rigorous study of the humanities, inspiring musicians to become creative ambassadors of classical music.

2020–21 applications are now open!
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  • 3-year Master’s Degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies, or 2-year Advanced Certificate in Orchestra Studies
  • Full-tuition fellowship and bi-weekly stipend
  • Regular performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the stunning Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center
  • World-renowned guest conductors like Fabio Luisi, Tan Dun, Leonard Slatkin, and Neeme Järvi
  • Sectional and Audition coaching with members of the New York Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Behind-the-scenes experience like curating programs and communicating with audiences
  • An exciting musical environment filled with motivated students
  • Members have earned tenured positions in orchestras across the U.S., Canada, Europe and China

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