22 / 23 SEASON

For Longy’s 2022–2023 event season, we invite you to leave all preconceptions at home.

Musical experiences can have any starting point. Whether born of complex ideas, emotional impulses, or spontaneous inspiration, every music maker begins wherever they are—which is exactly where they need to be.

Just as there’s no right way, no single starting line for becoming a musician, composer, or performer, there’s no one correct entry point for us as the audience. There’s no required reading for experiencing a piece of music, no prerequisite understanding or context to bring with you to a musical experience. You come to it from wherever you are.

In relinquishing our ideas of what a musical experience should be, we open ourselves to receiving and internalizing music in a way that is unique and true to each of us.

Every artist, composer, and musician represented in this season’s program took a different path to arrive at Longy, detours and scenic routes included. We hope the stories on our stages this year inspire you to begin your own new journey, no matter where you start. Allow yourself to begin wherever you are.

When there’s no set path to follow, you become free to begin anywhere.

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Alienated: Electroacoustic Trumpet Recital | Graduating Student Recital | Nick Schleyer, trumpet

Saturday, April 30 2022   |   10:00 am 11:00 am

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. Registering for the performance is an important step to ensure the ability of contact tracing. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.


Nicholas Schleyer is a versatile and experienced trumpeter and educator based in the Greater Boston and Providence, RI region.

Nick is a student at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He is working toward earning a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance. He studies with Andy Kozar and Ashley Hall.

As an educator, he is on faculty at the Community College of Rhode Island teaching trumpet. He is the Director of Bands at PVD Prep and Nuestro Mundo Schools in Providence, Rhode Island. He has been working as a Brass and Marching Arts Instructor with marching bands, including the US Bands National Champions Blackstone Millville Chargers Marching Band (of which he is an alum) and King Philip Regional Warrior Band, New England Regional Champion Cranston East Thunderbolt Marching Band, and the Westerly, Cumberland, and Narragansett marching bands. He is on faculty with the online teaching platform Maestro Music Professionals and the URI Summer Music Academy. In the summer of 2017 he had the opportunity to travel to Jamaica with the Jamaica Field Service Project of SUNY Fredonia to teach general music classes in elementary schools. He is certified to teach K-12 Music in the state of Rhode Island.

​As a performer, he is a member of the American Band of Providence, Rhode Island under the direction of Brian Cardany, and the New England Brass Band under the direction of Terry Everson. He has also been a member of the Warwick Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Wind Symphony. At the University of Rhode Island he was a soloist with the URI Symphonic Wind Ensemble and was principal trumpet and guest conductor of the URI Symphony Orchestra. He is an experienced chamber musician, having performed in several groups such as the URI Brass Quintet and Trumpet Ensemble, Renaissance Five Brass Quintet, and Longy’s Ensemble Uncaged. He performs in pit orchestras for musicals throughout New England and he performed at the Newport Jazz Festival in 2017.

He completed a degree in Trumpet Performance and Music Education at the University of Rhode Island. There, he studied trumpet with David Wharton. He has also studied with George Kent, Bob Izzo, Nicholas Marcotte, and Ronald Pouliot. He studied piano with Manabu Takasawa, Rebecca McCourt, and Paula Ryan.


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Saturday, April 30 2022
10:00 am 11:00 am
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States