Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of three references by hard copy or email to Monique Van Willingh, Director of Music and Social Changes Programs, Longy School of Music of Bard College, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (AAJobs(at) Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About Longy

Longy School of Music of Bard College is at the forefront of graduate music education. Founded to offer an alternative to traditional conservatories, Longy continues to bring new and different perspectives on how to train and prepare modern musicians. Longy has made a name for itself by focusing on the social imperative: musicians, like all artists, must play a critical role in creating vibrant communities. This is carried out in signature programs to prepare students for the challenges of the musician of the 21st century.

Longy is a degree‐granting institution that serves over 200 undergraduate and graduate students from over 35 states and 25 countries at its Conservatory campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and its Master of Arts in Teaching campus in Los Angeles, California. Founded as Longy School of Music in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy, Longy is a conservatory with a social imperative, providing for all students a distinguished faculty that promotes profound musical understanding and technical mastery, encourages growth of imagination, and fosters inquiry about the role of music and the musician in society. Longy’s mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world.

The Longy School of Music of Bard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or age. The Longy School of Music of Bard College values the diversity of its community.

Work @ Longy


Longy School of Music of Bard College is seeking applications for an instructor of Teaching Artistry.  Teaching Artistry has been a mainstay of Longy’s curriculum for many years, required of all undergraduate and graduate students.  More recently, the school’s desire to prepare its students for a meaningful life in music has resulted in the development and launch of its Catalyst Curriculum which pairs musical excellence with a focus on the skills students will need in professional life— the ability to design experiences, produce projects, and engage audiences with exceptional music encounters.

Date of appointment: 2019-2020 academic year


  • Work with department chair and conservatory colleagues to create challenging course content focused on Teaching Artistry tailored to the needs of Longy’s graduate and undergraduate students
  • Create and distribute well-organized, thoughtful syllabi for all courses
  • Provide ongoing assessment of student progress and development and take steps to accommodate the needs of students with individual learning styles according to the grading standards of the Longy Conservatory
  • Provide curricular recommendations to conservatory advisors about failing students
  • Communicate with Longy advisors about students who are struggling emotionally
  • Provide recommendations and support to undergraduate and graduate students seeking to pursue advanced study (graduate and doctoral)
  • Counsel students on performance and teaching job opportunities and summer programs post-graduation
  • Creatively incorporate elements of the Longy mission, “to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world”, into the classroom experience
  • Participate in large school events including new student orientation, commencement, full faculty meetings, and departmental meetings
  • Enthusiastically take steps to raise the profile of the Longy conservatory


Qualified candidates will possess an outstanding record as teaching artists and instructors of teaching artistry, with a strong national or international reputation. An advanced degree in Music (performance or composition or theory) is required. Candidates with a minimum of three years of teaching in higher education are preferred.