How To Apply

Step 1:
START APPLICATION

Now accepting applications for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2022!

Step 2: APPLICATION MATERIALS

Submitted through the online application

Artistic Résumé
Personal Statement
Two letters of recommendation

Transcripts – all transcripts must be in English. Applicants must upload an unofficial copy of transcripts from prior undergraduate and/or graduate work as part of their online application for admissions. Official transcripts are required only after an offer of admission is made and accepted.

English Proficiency Scores – for non-native English speakers only. Unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test required for the application. Official scores are required only after an offer of admissions is accepted. See the International Students page for score requirements.

International Applicants – see additional requirements.

Step 3: AUDITION / INTERVIEW

Spring performance applicants will audition by uploading video recordings to their online application. Composition applicants will submit scores and recordings via the online application, then participate in a live virtual interview on November 3, 2021.

Early Action Fall performance applicants will audition by uploading video recordings to their online application. Composition applicants will submit scores and recordings via the online application, then participate in a live virtual interview on December 8, 2021.

Regular Action Fall performance applicants may choose to attend live auditions in February. However, we strongly encourage you to audition by video recording. We would rather you feel confident in the recordings you prepare, then join us on campus for a Longy Visit Day. We’ll curate a day full of exciting activities, where you can explore our historic buildings, engage meaningfully with our community, and see how Longy is changing the face of conservatory education. Composition applicants will submit scores and recordings via the online application, then participate in a live virtual interview on February 7-8, 2022.

Visit our Audition page for repertoire requirements.

Step 4: ATTEND A LONGY VISIT DAY!

Join us on campus for a Longy Visit Day! We’ll curate a day full of exciting activities, where you can explore our historic buildings, engage meaningfully with our community, and experience first-hand how Longy is changing the face of conservatory education.


Longy Visit Days

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022

Attend a Longy Visit Day!

2022 Important Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2022 Applicants

  • September 1: application opens
  • November 1: application deadline
  • November 15: admissions decisions released
  • December 1: offer reply deadline
  • January 13-16: new student orientation
  • January 18: first day of spring semester

Early Action Fall 2022 Applicants

  • September 1: application opens
  • December 1: application deadline
  • January 31: admissions decisions released
  • February 15: FAFSA priority filing deadline (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
  • April 15: graduate student reply deadline
  • May 1: undergraduate student reply deadline

Regular Action Fall 2022 Applicants

  • September 1: application opens
  • January 5: application deadline
  • February 11-14: live auditions on campus (optional)
  • February 15: FAFSA priority filing deadline (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
  • March 15: admissions decisions released
  • April 15: graduate student reply deadline
  • May 1: undergraduate student reply deadline

After the January 5 application deadline, Longy processes applications on a rolling basis. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more details.

Live Auditions* and Visit Days

*Regular Action Fall performance applicants may choose to attend live auditions in February. However, we strongly encourage you to audition by video recording. We would rather you feel confident in the recordings you prepare, then join us on campus for a Longy Visit Day. We’ll curate a day full of exciting activities, where you can explore our historic buildings, engage meaningfully with our community, and experience first-hand how Longy is changing the face of conservatory education.

2022 Live Audition Dates

  • Brass and Woodwinds: February 12, 2022
  • Collaborative Piano: February 13, 2022
  • Historical Performance: February 14, 2022
  • Jazz and Contemporary Music: February 11, 2022
  • Piano: February 13 and 14, 2022
  • Strings: February 13 and 14, 2022
  • Vocal Studies: February 11 and 12, 2022

Longy Visit Days

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022
Attend a Longy Visit Day!
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