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Graduating Student Recital • A NEW CANON • Tessa Shune, piano

Wednesday • March 22, 2023   |   4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.


All Longy students present full recitals as part of their education and ongoing evolution as artists. They are charged with thinking critically about what stories they tell, whose voices to amplify, and who’s in the room for their event while also considering how to use performance spaces in innovative ways and how to truly engage audiences and create interactive music experiences. 

Tessa Shune is a student of Andrius Zlabys.

Featuring performances by:
Tessa Shune, piano, with
Jubilee Chen, violin
Noah Perkins, trombone

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“This past year has been a musical revelation for me. I’ve delved into the fascinating world of new music and piano techniques that I’d never explored before, and I’m hooked! In this program, I’m excited to experiment with some unconventional sounds that will expand your sonic horizons while still satisfying traditional expectations. With a touch of the unexpected, I hope to spark your curiosity and inspire you to seek out new sonic possibilities. My aim is not to reject the traditional canon, but to expand and embrace a new one.”


Tessa Shune is a multi-faceted artist and engineer currently pursuing a Master of Music in Piano at Longy School of Music of Bard College, studying with renowned pianist Andrius Žlabys. She balances her musical pursuits with her work as a Software Engineer, driving the electrification of commercial vehicles, and serving as a Research Assistant Fellow in Longy’s Music Cognition Lab, investigating the relationship between music and brain development. Tessa has performed as a soloist at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall and Segerstrom Hall and was honored to be invited to perform in Riga, Latvia by the Herman Braun Foundation. Throughout her career, Tessa has won several piano competitions, including the Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition, CAPMT Honors and Concerto Competitions, and the MTAC State Solo Competition. With a passion for new music, Tessa has premiered many contemporary composers’ new works and strives to push traditional musical boundaries.

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Jubilee Chen is a violinist based in Boston, Massachusetts who cultivates the arts to restore the sacred and beautiful in urban contexts. A Cincinnati native, she earned her Bachelor of Music at Miami University. Chamber music is her first love and she has performed with LyricaFest Boston, Fermata Chamber Soloists, Palaver Strings, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival and Montecito International Music Festival. She is currently a teaching artist with Boston Music Project and has been teaching music for nearly 7 years, citywide and internationally. In conjunction with her performance degree, Jubilee has a background in community development, and has worked in agencies dedicated to improving public policy and basic social rights; she continues to seek creative methods to support voices of urban underserved neighborhoods.

Jubilee is a co-founder of the trio, nexbloom. She is an inaugural Fellow of Artistic and Social Change at Longy School of Music where she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree with Paula Majerfeld.


Born and raised in Iowa, Noah Perkins is a Boston-based trombonist, performer, and educator. As a multi-instrumentalist and stage performer he has performed internationally with the Kyodo Tokyo produced Japan tour of Blast! as well as domestically with JM Music Designs. He is a founding member of the contemporary music trio nexbloom which recently completed its first domestic tour and has commissioned new works from composers across the United States. Noah is currently completing a Master’s in trombone performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston, where he is an El Sistema teaching assistant. He has performed in summer programs including Divergent Studio, the Carsten Svanberg Trombone Seminar, and the Lucerne Festival. Noah is currently a student of William Lang.

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Wednesday • March 22, 2023
4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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