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!
We are also accepting applications for violins & violas for admission in January 2020.
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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

For more information about TŌN, please visit bard.edu/theorchnow

Inquiries: orchnow@bard.edu

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