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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Double Reed Day

Saturday • March 20, 2021   |   11:00 am 4:00 pm

Longy School of Music 2021 Double Reed Day (Live Online)

Please join us for the Longy School of Music Virtual Double Reed Day on Saturday, March 20, 2021. We look forward to a productive and enlightening day of learning together, filled with masterclasses, workshops, and more!

  • Hosts: Longy oboe faculty Kemp Jernigan and Longy bassoon faculty Nanci Belmont and Rachael Elliott
  • Guest clinician: Vanessa Breault Mulvey
  • When: March 20, 2021, 11 am – 4 pm
  • Where: Online and virtual through Zoom. Link(s) will be sent to registered participants
  • Cost: Free, registration required

Event Highlights

  • Faculty recital featuring Kemp Jernigan, Nanci Belmont, and Rachael Elliott
  • Oboe and bassoon masterclasses
  • Body mapping workshop with Vanessa Mulvey
  • Play At Your Best” workshop with Rachael Elliott and Nanci Belmont
  • Virtual double reed ensemble


There are spots available for students to play in the faculty masterclasses. Register by February 26, 2021 to reserve your spot! Those participating in masterclasses will be contacted after registering with further details.


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Saturday • March 20, 2021
11:00 am 4:00 pm


Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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