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.
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.
You Kyung Kim, cello
Elgar: Cello concerto Op. 85
Juan Diego Ardila Blandón, clarinet
Egor Antonenko, cello
Dvořák: Concerto for cello and orchestra in B minor
Thomas J. Wible, flute
Iván Valbuena Paez, clarinet
Copland: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
Vince Nico A. Ocampo, bassoon
Rossini: Concerto for bassoon and orchestra
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.
You Kyung Kim
Cornelius James David
Luz Elena Sarmiento Lozada
Vince Nico A. Ocampo
Iván Javier Valbuena Páez
Alyssa Marie Koogler
Elizabeth Ann Chladil
Paul K. Sayed
Matthew R. Fontana
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.
Laura Marie Staffaroni: Anxiety
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.
Larry Rubin, It’s So Wonderful for quartet for flute and strings
Jordan Chase, Quintalogue for woodwind quintet
Xue Han, Portrait of Dew for piano trio
Jared Hettrick, Disputatio Magna for horn, cello and piano
Daniela Dematos, Woodwind Trio No. 2