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Longy Has Reimagined Conservatory Education

Longy School of Music of Bard College is a leader in centering music as social change, expanding the world’s understanding of what a life in music can mean. We prepare you to engage new audiences, teach anyone, anywhere — and make a difference with your music.

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Alumni Spotlight

ISABEL RANDALL (GPD 2023)

Immediately after Isabel’s graduation, she received invitations to audition for Slovakia National Theatre, Opera National de Paris, and was a part of the first workshop performance for an opera based on the historic US Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia. She’s performed with Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera unMet, and Virginia Opera.

“Longy provided an incredibly supportive environment that catalyzed my development as a musician and allowed me to truly start my professional career.”

JONATHAN SHIN (AD 2019)

As artist faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Jonathan works with undergraduate students on ear-training and improvisation. He regularly writes orchestral and chamber works for national and private commissions, and serves his community as a répétiteur, improviser, recitalist, and concerto soloist.

“Longy helped me realize my vision of serving my musical community to the best of my abilities, which clarified what my ikigai and purpose for all the coming years should and can be!”

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Our Distinguished Faculty

At Longy, you’ll be guided on your artistic journey by our incredible faculty of accomplished musicians, industry leaders, innovators, and GRAMMY award-winners.

Course Highlights

GENDER BENDERS AND TREND-DISRUPTORS

Vocal Studies students perform nineteenth-century lieder that would traditionally be off-limits to their voice-type, gender, or sexuality. Separate lieder from its cis-heteronormative, male-centric worldview, and bring it into the twenty-first century with alternative character perspectives.

IDENTITY AND CULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM

Master of Music in Music Education students examine laws around special education, classroom terminology, and the latest methods in adapting lessons for students with disabilities. Learn how to make content accessible for all students by studying the impact various disabilities have on hearing, reading, and making music.

Artistic Life in Boston

Boston isn’t merely a backdrop–it’s the stage for your artistic pursuits and an integral part of the Longy experience. Be immersed in a vibrant, artistic city with hundred of ensembles, opera companies, theaters, orchestras, dance troupes, and museums that will excite and inspire you.

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Longy is committed to racial equity, ensuring access, amplification, and power-shifting. We believe in the power of artistic and social connection and we honor the humanity of all people. We stand in solidarity with Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities. As leaders, teachers, learners, and music-makers we are co-conspirators dismantling racism in music and higher education.

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