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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The Multifaceted Career: Ann Gregg

Wednesday • January 22, 2020   |   12:00 pm

Longy School of Music of Bard College is proud to present The Multifaceted Career Speaker Series featuring conversations with musicians who defy categorization. As an essential component of Longy’s career coaching program, this series fosters an exploration of how we (re)define individual success in our diverse and growing field.

Ann Gregg has experience as an arts and social impact administrator, educator, and performing artist. Currently, Ann is working with Caramoor Center for Music and Art on re-imagining their education and public programs. She is also leading a social networking class as a part of NeON Works with the NYC Department of Probation, and is part of a team designing the new $500,000 Lewis Prize for Music. As Director of Social Impact Programs for Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute for 11 years, Ann oversaw programs built with the talents and ideas of an ecosystem of young people, nonprofit and government agency partners, artists, and community stakeholders including programs like the Lullaby Project, Create Justice, Musical Connections, and the award-winning NeON Arts. She was also the Director of Education with the NPR and PBS phenomenon From the Top. Ann has taught in public schools in Los Angeles, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia, and Madison, Wisconsin. As violist of the San Francisco based Cypress String Quartet for 3 years, she toured internationally. Ann holds an undergraduate degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin and a masters in viola performance from Indiana University.



Wednesday • January 22, 2020
12:00 pm
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