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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Eric Hofbauer, jazz improv coaching/masterclass

Wednesday • June 10, 2020   |   8:00 am 5:00 pm

Isolated practice means both new challenges and new opportunities for improvisers. While most interactive skill sets demand the immediate connection of ensemble work, personal style development thrives in the solo practice setting. This masterclass will help you explore under-used music elements in your vocabulary. Through a series of detailed miniature improvised études, start to integrate new sounds and concepts into your style. The broader the personal palette of expressive tools a musician has, the more effective they can be interacting with the world around them.

Learn how Longy will best prepare you to become the musician the world needs you to be—while members of our faculty will mentor you on what it takes to get to the next level of artistry in your craft. Follow along live and have your questions answered in real time!

Masterclasses will be an inclusive space for all musicians, regardless of instrument—to benefit from the “cross-training” that these opportunities can provide. What can pianists, violists, or percussionists learn from a vocal masterclass—and vice versa? Join us and find out!

Longy.edu/summer

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Date:
Wednesday • June 10, 2020
Time:
8:00 am 5:00 pm