Because the world needs music now more than ever, Longy has reimagined conservatory education. We are leaders in centering music as social change, expanding the world’s understanding of what a life in music can mean. We prepare you to engage new audiences, teach anyone, anywhere — and make a difference with your music.

Longy is committed to racial equity, ensuring access, amplification, and power-shifting. We believe in the power of artistic and social connection and we honor the humanity of all people. We stand in solidarity with Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities. As leaders, teachers, learners, and music-makers we are co-conspirators dismantling racism in music and higher education.

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COVID-19 Policy
Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.