2017-18 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

Longy School of Music
Longy School of Music of Bard College
MISSION
Longy School of Music of Bard College is a degree-granting conservatory with a mission to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world. Social imperative is fully integrated into and is at the core of our curriculum, encouraging our students to become the musicians the world needs them to be. The School is internationally recognized for its efforts to meet a changing musical landscape head-on, giving its graduates the skills to perform, the knowledge to teach, and the ambition to expand access and opportunity within classical music. Ultimately, we aspire to train world-changing musicians.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Longy School of Music of Bard College is a conservatory with a mission to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world. World-class faculty and an innovative curriculum give students the skills they need to succeed while encouraging them to push their artistic presentation beyond the proscenium model. Longy promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery, inspires growth of imagination, and fosters an attitude of inquiry about the musician's role in the world.
LOCATION
27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
ADMISSIONS
617-831-1796
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
We offer students several real-world experiences while they're still in school: Teaching Assistantships enable current students to gain valuable, hands-on classroom and teaching experience. Teaching assistants receive a $10,000 yearly deduction from tuition fees and work 10 hours per week in either the public school system, or in the El Sistema programs and nucleos that participate in Longy's Sistema Side by Side Orchestra. Applicants wishing to be considered for an Assistantship can note their interest in the online application.
In The Graduate Fellowship program, students work in either the academic or administrative departments and gain meaningful career experience. Fellows work 10 hours a week in an area of their interest and receive up to $10,000 annually off their tuition. Applicants wishing to be considered for a Fellowship can note their interest in the online application.
There are also numerous employment opportunities on campus that provide additional income and professional development.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
300 music students
7 scholarships awarded
Music Faculty: 98 full time, 98 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Chamber Music • Collaborative Piano • Dalcroze Eurhythmics
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
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