How to Apply

Applications for Spring & Fall of 2018 are Open!



Spring 2018

  • EXTENDED to November 15

Fall 2018

  • December 1 - Priority Deadline
  • January 5 - General Deadline

Summer 2018 (Master of Arts in Teaching in Los Angeles)

  • December 1 - Priority Deadline
  • January 5 - General Deadline
  • Additional information on how to apply to Longy's MAT program


  • See Audition Dates & Repertoire for audition requirements and live audition dates by program
  • Select programs allow the submission of a video recording through the online application in place of a live audition


Submitted through the online application

  • Artistic Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcript/Academic Records - All transcripts must be in English. Applicants must upload an unofficial copy of transcripts from prior undergraduate and/or graduate work as part of their online application for admissions. Official transcripts are required only after an offer of admission is made and accepted.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score - for non-native English speakers only.
  • $100 Application Fee - non-refundable, and paid online through the application submission process.


  • November 1 - Spring Semester rolling decisions begin
  • March 15 - Fall Semester Decisions
  • February 1 - Summer Semester (MAT) Decisions


  • February 1 - recommendation letters due
  • February 1 - TOEFL or IELTS scores due
  • February (all month) - live auditions
  • February 15 - FAFSA filing deadline (only required for U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
  • March 1 - final TOEFL or IELTS scores due (for applicants whose score submitted by January 5 did not qualify them for admission)
  • April 15 - graduate student reply deadline
  • May 1 - undergraduate student reply deadline

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成為世界需要的音樂家 (Traditional)
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  • "I like that Longy has a small student body. I previously went to a school with around 900 students where I felt like nobody knew me and I was just 'student number so-and-so'! At Longy on the other hand, everybody seems to know each other; it's an intimate, family-like setting. It is nice to see some faces almost every day! The community is very friendly and supportive, as opposed to unhealthily competitive. Also, since there are fewer students, every student has plenty of performance opportunities."
    Alina Czekala, M.M. Violin '16
  • "There are many reasons what I chose to attend Longy, but the biggest one was that it provided me with the specialized performance training that I was look for in a Master’s degree in Opera Performance. Between the scenes concerts and the fully staged opera with orchestra I have really developed my stage skills and been able to hone in on my vocal technique. Also, because it is a small department, the faculty really gets to know you well and they truly care about each one of their students."
    Elizabeth Stuk, M.M. Opera '16
  • "The community at Longy is wonderful. I made close friends quickly, and I am constantly saying 'hi' to people in the hallways. Part of this is due to Longy’s smaller, intimate setting, but the inclusive feel created by both students and teachers is very vivid."
    Maria Mandico, M.M. Flute '16