The Chamber Music department is led by the Horszowski Trio, Artists-In-Residence at Longy, for established, pre-formed ensembles. The program instills a strong foundation in chamber music skills for every student, including numerous performance opportunities and master classes with Longy faculty and visiting artists. Longy also encourages ensembles to work towards concerts and competitions outside of school. Advanced students are awarded the chance to collaborate in side-by-side formation with the Horszowski Trio, in pedagogical study as well as in public performance in the greater Boston area and beyond.
Your Longy Experience
“Longy provides a unique opportunity for students to get a truly hands-on musical experience with incredible faculty. You will find a family atmosphere, and the faculty truly cares. You'll be challenged to be your best, and the opportunities will follow.”Jesse Mills and Rieko AizawaMembers of the Horszowski Trio
Coaching: Receive weekly coachings with faculty mentors drawn from our outstanding conservatory faculty. Ensembles 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 working closely with student and faculty composers to premiere their works.
Teaching Artist Program: Explore and strengthen the skills required to engage and communicate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Be challenged to think more deeply and broadly about music, its role in society, and how you as an artist can create social change.