Featuring a discussion with Longy’s special guests:
JAMIE BERNSTEIN • WYNTON MARSALIS • ELLIS L. MARSALIS III
Chapter 1: UNFORESEEABLE
It might have looked a little different, but 2020 didn’t stop life at Longy. You’ll get to hear Longy’s Chair of Vocal Studies Corrine Byrne lament life stuck at home in an excerpt from our virtual Oktoberfest, see how our opera company-in-residence BOC@Longy kept our students singing safely and in person, and learn how our teaching assistants and Summer Academy reached out like never before.
Chapter 2: MUSIC AS A HEALING ART
Longy students know that music can offer comfort and respite to those in need. In this chapter, you will hear real stories of Longy alumni using music as a healing art, with a performance by Alethea Khoo (MM ’19 Piano Performance, Certified Music Practitioner® Scholar).
Chapter 3: ORCHESTRA FLEX
Orchestra FLEX is Longy’s newest ensemble, and you are getting a look behind- the- scenes of their first performance. Hear how we launched this dynamic group and enjoy a recent performance of “Ignite” by Longy composition student Hsiu-Ping (Patrick) Wu.
Chapter 4: UNLOCKING OUR STUDENTS’ POTENTIAL
How does Longy create passionate, driven artists, ready for a career in music? Career Coaching Manager Ashley Hall introduces this extraordinary tool that fosters agency in our students. Hear members of the Latinx Student Union describe their path to making an incredible production of the folk song, “La Llorona.”
Victor Effiong (MM ’20 Vocal Studies; MM ’21 Music Education; Certified Music Practitioner® Scholar) Rebekah Hartie (MM ’19 Vocal Performance) and Nmesoma Ogbuani (MM ’21 Longy Vocal Studies, Lia and William Poorvu Scholar, Certified Music Practitioner® Scholar), and in memoriam Tony Eyo Nsa (the namesake of “Eyo’s Lament”).
Presentation of Leonard Bernstein Award,
featuring remarks by ELLIS MARSALIS III