October 29, 2014
Longy School of Music of Bard College forms an
orchestra that will face 21st century challenges
and opportunities head on
Longy School of Music of Bard College today announced
the formation of a unique training orchestra that
provides a Master of Music degree, newly approved by
the State of New York and is designed to prepare them
for the mounting challenges facing today’s orchestra
players. The training orchestra, recruited from the finest
postgraduate musicians, will offer advanced orchestral
and leadership training and grant a Master of Music
degree in Curatorial, Critical and Performance Studies.
All applicants accepted into the three-year degree
program will receive a fellowship, which includes the full
expense of tuition as well as an annual stipend.
Applications are now being accepted. The orchestra will
begin performing during the 2015-16 academic year.
The orchestra, yet to be named, will be based in New
York City and will have a roster of conductors that
includes James Conlon, Music Director of the Los
Angeles Opera; JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of
the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Adam Fischer,
Music Director of the Austro-Hungarian Haydn
Orchestra and the Hungarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra; and James Bagwell, Principal Guest
Conductor of The American Symphony Orchestra.
Bard College President Leon Botstein, Music
Director of The American Symphony Orchestra, will
assume artistic leadership. The faculty will consist of
professors and teachers from Bard College and Longy
School of Music as well as eminent guest instructors.
Application Inquiries617.876.0956 x1796
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Inverne Price Music Consultancy: A New Kind of Training Orchestra for Postgraduate Musicians - Longy School of Music of Bard College
at 10:15 PM