New Music by Longy Composers

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT (FOR MM CANDIDATES IN INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL PERFORMANCE)

The interaction with composers and performance of new compositions is an integral and necessary component of any aspiring performer’s training. To that end, in order to graduate, all MM candidates in Voice, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Strings, and Winds and Brass are required to perform at least one work by a Longy student composer or recent alumnus during their tenure at the school. (With the approval of his or her department chair, a student may opt to perform a work of a Longy faculty composer instead.) The composition can be a solo or chamber piece; song or song cycle, or a work with electronics. Acceptable venues for performance include a departmental concert (e.g.,Listening In: New Music of Longy composers, departmental showcase event), student recital (non-degree or degree), student performance hour, or, with the approval of the Director of Teacher Education and Educational Initiatives, included as part of a TAP project.