Longy is committed to offering spaces that foster creativity and collaboration as part of our mission to train musicians to make a difference in the world. High quality instruments, stimulating classrooms, and inviting concert spaces enable us to create an innovative learning environment for our students and a welcoming atmosphere for concertgoers and guest artists.
Naming opportunities offer the highest form of recognition available for Longy to celebrate its generous supporters. We have a variety of naming opportunities available in addition to those found below. We would be happy to work with you and find a meaningful way to celebrate your contribution and the gifts of our buildings.
For more information, please contact Courtney Keller, Associate Director of Annual Giving and Donor Engagement, at CKeller@longy.edu.
Recital Room N-1, Rey-Waldstein Building: This elegant, light-filled room is the largest multi-functioning classroom at Longy. It serves as a recital room and the primary space for workshops and seminars. Artists such as Dawn Upshaw, Martin Katz, and Wolfgang Brendel have inspired our students within the walls of this recital room. This space is currently equipped with two Steinway concert grand pianos, one of which is a new instrument.
Reception and Rehearsal Room 4: This historic room in Longy’s Zabriskie House has been recently transformed into a communal gathering area for students and concert-goers. It provides much-needed seating for our guests and a sense of community for our musicians. The naming opportunity for Room 4 is still available.
Wolfinsohn Room: Currently referred to as the Wolfinsohn Room after legendary Longy violinist Wolfe Wolfinsohn, this space serves as one of the principal performance and reception spaces at Longy. It also provides an intimate setting for masterclasses, piano seminars, receptions, and recitals. This room houses a new Steinway B series concert grant piano.
Pickman Lobby: Longy’s Edward M. Pickman Hall hosts more than 180 public concerts free-of-charge. The Pickman Lobby area is our primary space to greet friends of Longy, both old and new. Renovations to this area aim to create a more inviting space for our guests.
Masonry outside of Zabriskie House: We have repaired the brick wall outside of Zabriskie and repaved the brick paths in our lovely gardens with the utmost attention to historical accuracy.
Pianos: Longy has recently made substantial investments in replacing our most-used pianos with Steinways of great craftsmanship. However, our instruments require ongoing, expensive maintenance and repairs. We hope an inspired donor will make these possible.