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: Breana Bauman

Wednesday • October 30, 2019   |   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.

Acclaimed by the New York Times for “excellent work throughout” as concertmaster at Tanglewood Music Center, Breana Bauman brings the perspective of an accomplished musician to imagine and guide a child’s playing to its full potential. She believes every child deserves a great beginning from an enthusiastic, extraordinary performer.
A former Suzuki kid, Breana studied Suzuki Pedagogy and Violin Performance with Steve Rose in a Master’s program at the Cleveland Institute of Music, following a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory. She moved to Boston in 2012 to study with BSO concertmaster, Malcolm Lowe and following a nerve injury, worked with Bayla Keyes and the Muir Quartet. Her Suzuki trainers include Kimberly Meier-Sims, Ed Sprunger, Ed Kreitman and Christophe Bossuat (director of the European Suzuki Association).
In 2014, Breana founded Cambridge Suzuki School of Music and continues to enjoy working with a studio of beautiful musicians at various levels and ages. She is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and formerly, vice-president of its chapter affiliate, Suzuki:MA, a group which organizes the Massachusetts Suzuki Festival. In Summer 2017, she joined the faculty of BUTI’s newest endeavor, the Junior Strings Intensive, at Tanglewood, coaching chamber music. Read more at cambridgesuzuki.com. 


Wednesday • October 30, 2019
12:00 pm
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