Longy 2024 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 2:00 p.m. ET

(RSVP required)

2:00 p.m. ET
First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Reception to follow
Zabriskie House
27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

A headshot of ANGELICA NEGRON.

Longy is honored to announce that Angélica Negrón is our 2024 Commencement Speaker.

Angélica Negrón is a Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist. She writes music for voices, orchestras, and film as well as robots, toys, and plants. Angélica is known for playing with the unexpected intersection of classical and electronic music, unusual instruments, and found sounds.

Recent commissions include works for Opera Philadelphia, the LA Philharmonic, NY Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Dallas Symphony Orchestra (featuring Lido Pimienta as a soloist), the NY Botanical Garden, Kronos Quartet, Roomful of Teeth, and her Carnegie Hall debut, commissioned and performed by Sō Percussion. As the recipient of the 2022 Hermitage Greenfield Prize, Angélica will compose a work synchronized to the setting sun, inspired by solar pulses captured by NASA, for EnsembleNewSRQ.

Angélica’s original scores include the HBO docuseries Menudo: Forever Young and You Were My First Boyfriend directed by Cecilia Aldarondo. She regularly performs a solo show and is a founding member of the tropical electronic band Balún. As an educator, Angélica has been a teaching artist with NY Philharmonic’s Very Young Composers program (2013-2021) and with Lincoln Center Education (2014-2018).

Angélica lives in Brooklyn, where she’s always looking for ways to incorporate her love of drag, comedy, and the natural world into her work.