Student Competitions

Longy students in all programs are encouraged to participate in conservatory-wide competitions. Competition winners are showcased in high-profile performances highlighting musical excellence at Longy.

Concerto Competition

The Longy Conservatory Orchestra holds an annual Concerto Competition in the spring semester. The competition is open to all Longy students, including both instrumentalists and vocal or opera students. Concerto competition winners will perform with the LCO during the following academic year.

Recent Winners: Concerto Competition

2016

You Kyung Kim, cello
Elgar: Cello concerto Op. 85

2015

Juan Diego Ardila Blandón, clarinet

2014

Egor Antonenko, cello
Dvořák: Concerto for cello and orchestra in B minor

Thomas J. Wible, flute
Griffes: Poem

2013

Iván Valbuena Paez, clarinet
Copland: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
Video

Vince Nico A. Ocampo, bassoon
Rossini: Concerto for bassoon and orchestra

Honors Competition

The Honors Competition gives students the opportunity to showcase their work on solo and chamber music. Winners have performed a wide variety of works, including pieces from the standard repertoire, early music, jazz, and new music by Longy composers. Entrants are nominated by a faculty member, and the winners are featured in the Honors Concert, held at the end of the year in Pickman Hall.

Recent Winners: Honors Competition

2016

Danilo Bonina
Yijuan Geng
Christopher Grills 
Chenshayang Huang
You Kyung Kim
Chang Liu
Hannah Meloy
Ketti Muschler
John Ott
Rebecca Phillips

2015

Egor Antonenko 
Diana Borshcheva 
Yi-Li Chang 
Stacey Chou 
Cornelius James David 
Michael Gold 
Mio Hatanaka 
Maria Mandico 
Sirgourney Tanner 

Yi-Li Chang performs Telemann

2014

Kaleigh Acord
Yoon Chung
Mari Juntunen
Mina Kim
Miri Kudo
Emily Lane
Chang Liu
Luz Elena Sarmiento Lozada
Vince Nico A. Ocampo
Iván Javier Valbuena Páez
Rebecca Phillips
Di Wu

2013

Alyssa Marie Koogler
Elizabeth Ann Chladil
Paul K. Sayed
Michael Meehan
Matthew R. Fontana
Yo Shionoya
Eriko Takagaki
Kyle Johnson
Valerie L. Osborn

Longy Conservatory Orchestra Composition Competition

The Longy Conservatory Orchestra Composition Competition encourages composition students to write a work for the demanding medium of a large orchestra. Selected by the music director of the LCO and composition faculty, winning works are performed by the LCO in one of their regular season concerts. In addition to the competition, all students receive the opportunity to have their work read by the LCO in a series of workshop sessions devoted to new music for orchestra.

Recent Winners: LCO Composition Competition

2015
Xue Han 

2014
Laura Marie Staffaroni: Anxiety

2013
Melika M. Fitzhugh: Clever Sinks

 

Pappalardo Composition Competition

Created by Radius Ensemble, Longy's Ensemble-in-residence, and made possible by Jane and Neil Pappalardo, the Pappalardo Composition Competition gives students the opportunity to have a chamber work premiered by professional musicians at the top of their field. Four finalists are selected by Longy's composition faculty and each receive a reading and recording session with Radius. The ensemble then selects a winner, whose work is premiered on a Radius subscription series concert in Pickman Hall.

Recent Winners: Pappalardo Composition Competition

2016

Larry Rubin, It’s So Wonderful for quartet for flute and strings 

2015

Jordan Chase, Quintalogue for woodwind quintet

2014

Xue Han, Portrait of Dew for piano trio

2013

Jared Hettrick, Disputatio Magna for horn, cello and piano

2012

Daniela Dematos, Woodwind Trio No. 2