El Sistema Summer Academy

July 30-August 10, 2018

Designed for students from El Sistema-inspired programs across the greater Boston area and beyond, this program will foster friendships, enhance musical artistry, and promote leadership skills. We look forward to hosting some of Boston’s finest young musicians for two weeks of music immersion and inspiration.

Highlights for Longy's El Sistema Summer Academy:

  • Two levels of orchestra, including a beginner string orchestra and intermediate full orchestra with strings, winds, brass, and percussion
  • Performances in Harvard Square and Longy's Pickman Hall
  • Day-trip to Boston and collaboration with the Landmarks Orchestra at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
  • Outdoor games and activities, drum circle, and music theater
  • A chance to connect with young musicians from El Sistema-inspired programs all over the world

For all students involved in El Sistema-inspired programs throughout Massachusetts, participation in the two-week El Sistema Summer Academy is only $200! 

Out-of-state students are encouraged to apply for just $200 for two weeks of programming. Host families may be arranged depending on availability.

*Upon receiving your registration information, you will be sent more details and payment options via e-mail.  

Last summer, over 100 youth musicians, master teachers, conservatory students, and staff gathered for an unforgettable two weeks! With the talent and excitement growing throughout our El Sistema-inspired community, this summer's Academy promises to be an incredible music experience with opportunities to create lasting friendships and memories.  

For more information, contact Cara Kinney at ckinney(at)longy.edu or send mail to:

Longy School of Music of Bard College
Attn: Cara Kinney
27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Special Offer for Summer 2018!

New this year, sign up for one Longy summer program and get 50% off your second program tuition!* Simply contact our Finance office at 617.831.1799 with your first program receipt to receive this discount.

*Note: This offer is not available for MHTP.