It is very exciting to find of that a new training orchestra is being constituted by Longy School of Music of Bard College and the Bard College. The program offers a three-year master’s degree with a full tuition scholarship and annual stipend, and extensive orchestral experiences. The New York Philharmonic is devoting its teaching goal, cooperating with these educational institutions to develop an academy for training students and young musicians.
“You’ll have a route, one very powerful route, to revitalizing the orchestra experience for both the player and for the audiences,” said by Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College. He hopes that the program will not only help students to be working musicians, but also to give students opportunities to connect the audiences with classical music.
The project plans to develop an innovation, combining the orchestra and education. It will provide advanced orchestral and leadership training with a master of music degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies. During academic years, all students will play concerts with tours and phenomenal conductors such as James Conlon, music director of the Los Angeles Opera, JoAnn Falletta, music director of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and James Bagwell, principal guest conductor of The American Symphony Orchestra.