Chamber Music

The Chamber Music program at Longy offers a unique opportunity for established ensembles to explore chamber music through performance, repertoire, and pedagogical study. Ensembles are supported and mentored by faculty coaches and visiting artists who have a deep commitment to the art of collaborative music making.

Programs Available

Program Highlights

Coaching: Chamber ensembles have weekly coachings with a faculty mentor drawn from our outstanding conservatory faculty. Groups also have the opportunity to coach with visiting artists and distinguished guests.

Performance: Chamber music students perform frequently by presenting recitals and engaging in outreach performances. Ensembles also perform throughout the Boston area and often enter national and international competitions.

New Music: Chamber ensembles are strongly encouraged to explore new music by participating in our Advanced Seminar in Contemporary Chamber Music and by working closely with student and faculty composers to premiere their works.


Jeremy Van Buskirk, acting chair

Coachings with members of the Conservatory faculty

A Day in the Life: Stacey Chou, Flute

Name: Stacey Chou
Hometown: New Hyde Park, NY
Instrument: Flute Performance
Degree Program: Graduate Performance Diploma
Expected Graduation Date: May, 2016

Briefly describe your ideal career: Playing in one of the DC military bands, teaching private flute and piano students, hosting occasional solo recitals, and performing with my flute quintet. 

Why did you choose to attend Longy? 
I had a great audition day experience! I had a (free!) trial lesson with my current teacher, with whom I really clicked. I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve with my Master's degree, and I felt like he was the one that could take me there. Also, the dean specifically and personally came up to me and struck up a conversation and remembered my essay and which school I came from, etc. I wasn't just another number in the system...

Read more about Stacey's experience studying Chamber Music at Longy.