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: Dana Varga

Wednesday • October 16, 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.

Dr. Dana Lynne Varga is a sought-after soprano, voice teacher and career coach, as well as the Founder and Artistic Director of MassOpera. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in April as the soprano soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Recent engagements have included the role of Pallas Athene in Gluck’s Paride ed Elena with Odyssey Opera, soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Cantata Singers, and soloist in Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor with Coro Allegro. Dana is a current member of the Longy voice faculty, and has served on the voice faculties of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Dana regularly presents vocal masterclasses and tours her seminar “The Many Paths to a Career in Singing” for organizations and institutions all over the country. She publishes articles frequently in Classical Singer Magazine and has a regular column for their online community called “Freelance Singer’s Survival Guide”. Dana is a fierce advocate for singers, and devoted to progressive change in the classical vocal industry. Please visit www.danavarga.com and www.theempoweredmusician.com 


Wednesday • October 16, 2019
12:00 pm
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