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Elizabeth Blosser Derstine | The Way to Becoming | Graduating Student Recital

Sunday, March 3, 2024   |   3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Free – $20.00
Longy’s performance are free and open to the public, but please register in advance.

Have you ever felt like there’s a part of you that’s just dying to come out? Like… a pull, or a longing for something? Like there’s this place you’ve never actually been, but when you find it, it feels like home?

The Way to Becoming is a concert exploring this very idea, featuring music written by Nadia Boulanger, Florence Price, Rebecca Clarke, and Billie Eilish, interwoven with original pieces by Elizabeth Derstine. Through these works, Liz and her collaborators explore the moments of joy, fulfillment, and enrichment, alongside the heart-wrenching challenges and trials that come with navigating one’s unique path.


Elizabeth Blosser Derstine is a student of Eri Nakamura.

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Elizabeth Blosser Derstine is a Boston-based pianist and composer. Her playing and writing styles have been informed by her foundation as a classical musician, touring and recording as a pop artist, and spending copious amounts of time in nature as a record-setting trail runner and hiker. Liz is pursuing a dual Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano and Composition at Longy School of Music of Bard College, studying with Eri Nakamura (piano) and Alexandra du Bois (composition). She is a Collaborative Piano Fellow and recipient of the Patricia Ostrander and Presidential scholarships.


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Sunday, March 3, 2024
3:00 pm 4:00 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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