7:00PM EST

A conversation with Jamie Bernstein, Wynton Marsalis, and Ellis Marsalis III to celebrate the legacy of Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

8:00PM EST

Join us behind the scenes to explore Longy’s immersive performances and innovative curriculum. Get an inside look at what it takes to make meaningful change through music.


$250: Access to the Bernstein Award Reception, including a special interview with Jamie Bernstein, Wynton Marsalis, and Ellis Marsalis III, as well as the Gala Celebration to follow.

$40: Access to Gala Celebration presentation at 8:00pm EST only.

Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society

Access for Equity Campaign
Uprooting inequity in conservatory education

This year, funds raised through Longy’s Gala Celebration will support the Access for Equity Campaign.
Campaign donors of $1,000 or more are invited to the Pre-Gala Celebration Bernstein Award Reception and Gala Celebration. (Value of Benefits: $250)

Equity Scholarships
We will provide five full scholarships for students from underrepresented communities who are unable to pay for their conservatory education.

Artistic and Social Change Fellowships
We will offer five service-oriented fellowships that will help students develop skills to support their career goals, while providing them with necessary scholarship funds.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Next Level
We are investing in a yearlong School-wide process, supported by experts in the field, to build on our past efforts and pave a path forward inequitable conservatory education.

Social Change Programs
Students build strong partnerships, sharing their talents with vulnerable and under-resourced communities through Sistema Side-by-Side and Music as a Healing Art.

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Access for Equity Campaign
and Gala Celebration

Bronwyn Lamont and Rob Straus, Co-Chairs

As of February 1, 2021
Alchemy Foundation
Sandra and David Bakalar
Guido Brosio
James Brudvig
Gene and Lloyd Dahmen
Garth and Lindsay Greimann
Harriet and David Griesinger
Bronwyn and Jeffrey Lamont
Ruth McKay and Don Campbell
Virginia Meany
Kristin Mortimer
Jane and Linton Moulding
Christopher and Nancy Oddleifson
Win Quayle and Deborah Manegold
Donald and Jen Schroeder
Rob Straus
Jeannette and Arthur Taylor


Recipient of the
2020 Leonard Bernstein
Lifetime Achievement Award
for the Elevation of Music in Society

Corporate Donors
Bonny Lamb – Compass
The Cambridge Homes
Cambridge Trust
Compass Real Estate
Currier, Lane & Young – Compass
Johnson String Instrument
Newbury Court
Nubar at the Sheraton Commander
Rockland Trust Company
TG Gallagher
Trinity Property Management

Gala Chairs Emeritus 2012-2020

Alex Attia
Sandra and David Bakalar
Amy and Joshua Boger
Gene Dahmen
Bonny Lamb
Gates McFadden
Lia and William Poorvu
Andrée Robert
Denis Sheahan
Donald Schroeder
Rob Straus
J. David Wimberly