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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Experience Longy | Let’s Start at the Very Beginning: Equity in Music Theory and History

Tuesday, March 1 2022   |   7:00 pm

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What would it mean to teach music and history without a narrow, Western-European lens? In response to this question, Longy blew up its theory curriculum and started from scratch. This groundbreaking shift illustrates how change is possible when you walk the walk and reimagine conservatory education through an equity lens.

Panelists include Longy President Karen Zorn, Music Theorist and Scholar-Activist Clifton Boyd, Theory and Composition Chair Alexandra du Bois, and faculty members Anna Yu Wang and Garo Saraydarian.

Longy is grateful to event co-sponsor Dunamis.

All Experience Longy Series events are held online.


Tuesday, March 1 2022
7:00 pm
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Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States