Social Change through Music

At Longy we talk about preparing students to make a difference in the world.

We believe that each student—each artist—each musician—needs to discover what that means for her or himself, individually. And each student needs to develop his or her own vision for and version of making a difference.

As part of Longy’s rigorous Conservatory training, we are committed to providing our students with the concrete skills and experiences that will propel them toward their own discoveries.

We believe that it is important for our students to be active, vital and thoughtful participants in the communities around them while they are students; throughout their Longy careers, every single student will be embedded in schools and community venues. They will teach and coach and have plenty of time with peers and faculty to reflect on these experiences. Because at Longy, we believe that performing and teaching are intertwined and inseparable—that one feeds the creative process of the other—and that transforming the community around you, shapes the kind of artist you become.