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James Bagwellassociate conductor Photo by Daniel WelchJames Bagwell maintains an active international schedule as a conductor of choral, operatic, and orchestral music. He was recently named associate conductor and academic director of The Orchestra Now (TŌN) and was appointed principal guest conductor of the American Symphony...

Previous Next Blair McMillenpiano Photo by Daniel d’Ottavio Appearances The Knights; International Contemporary Ensemble; New York Philharmonic; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; performances with jazz legends Fred Hersch and Don Byron; principal soloist on a tour of Japan with the Juilliard Orchestra; major concert venues throughout New York City, the United...

Previous Next Zachary Schwartzmanresident conductor Photos by Matt DinePress PhotosZachary Schwartzman has conducted around the United States, in Brazil, England, Bosnia, and Mexico. His orchestral performances have been featured on NPR, including a national broadcast on “Performance Today.” A recipient of the career development grant from the Bruno...

Bard Festival Chorale The Bard Festival Chorale was formed in 2003 as the resident choir of the Bard Music Festival. It consists of the finest ensemble singers from New York City and surrounding areas. Many of its members have distinguished careers as soloists and as performers...

Bard College Conservatory Orchestra The Bard College Conservatory of Music, founded in 2005, is guided by the principle that musicians should be broadly educated in the liberal arts and sciences to achieve their greatest potential. All undergraduates complete two degrees over a five-year period: a bachelor...

Bard College Chamber Singers Formed in 2002 by music director James Bagwell, Bard College Chamber Singers is an auditioned choir of Bard students and alumni/ae from all programs of the College. In the past few seasons they have performed Verdi’s Requiem, Bach’s St. John Passion, Arvo Pärt’s Magnificat, Maurice...

Previous Next Tan Dunconductor White shirt photo by Feng HaiWorld-renowned artist and UNESCO Global Goodwill Ambassador Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western traditions. He is...

Previous Next Leonard Slatkinconductor Photos by Nico Rodamel, Lewel Li, and David Duchon-DorisInternationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director Laureate of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Directeur Musical Honoraire of the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting throughout the...

Andrés Rivasassistant conductor Photo by Matt DinePress PhotosBorn in Caracas in 1990, Andrés Rivas began his musical education at the age of 3 at the ‘Centro Académico Montalbán,’ part of the El Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela.  In October of 2010, he made his...

Previous Next Renée Anne Louprettepiano Photos by Joshua SouthRenée Anne Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, conductor, and teacher. She is associated with a number of distinguished music programs in the New York City area, having served as Associate Director of Music at the Church...