Career Coaching

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Program Highlights

In a radically changing world, your music matters now more than ever. Career possibilities reach well beyond the proscenium stage, and there is no single path to musical success. Your greatest contributions will come when you are the most aligned and integrated version of yourself.  That is why we’ve created the Career Coaching Program @Longy.

Coaching is a transformational process of self-discovery.
It is built on the belief that you are capable and whole and that the answers you seek are found within you. Our Longy coaches are expert in asking powerful questions that help you identify values, raise awareness, identify roadblocks, shift lenses, explore options and organize priorities.

At Longy, you’ll have access to career coaching throughout your entire graduate education (and beyond!).  Coaching ties together the threads of the Catalyst Curriculum–helping to guide your selection of courses by taking you from where you are now to where you’d like to be at each point along your journey.

Additionally, “The Multifaceted Career” is a signature component of the Career Coaching Program, providing weekly conversations with artists who embody this expansive, aligned and integrated narrative of holistic career success.

Meet the Longy Career Coaching Staff

Career coaching is like having a fairy godparent that helps you figure out where you are, who you are, where you want to be, and how to get there. I look forward to helping you figure out who you are as an artist and defining the mark you want to make in the world.
Gaby Alvarado, Community Engagement Manager and Career Coach 


Coaching is a heart-opening and mind-expanding process, full of infinite possibilities.  It’s a great joy and privilege to support you on your journey of self-discovery, and my aspiration is to help you deepen your understanding of who you are, where you want to be, and how you’ll get there.
—Ruth Blackburn, Director of Academic Counseling and Career Coach


Embrace the journey of self-discovery, for within it lies the key to unlocking your true potential.
—Zishi Liu, International Student Coordinator and Career Coach


We are all seeking to find our paths to success and our artistic purpose. Career coaching is a way to explore that together and connect what you are doing now to what you want to be doing in the future. I am passionate about working with others to help them discover what they need, what they want, and who they are. I look forward to walking with you on your journey.
—Rebecca Teeters, Director of Curriculum Development and Career Coach


Jamie GuntherCareer coaching can be a great opportunity to set aside time from the often-hectic pace of academics and the pressures of the world to examine what is important to us, and how we can create a fulfilling career around those priorities.
– Jamie Gunther, Assistant Director of Teacher Education and Career Coach (MM/ME In-Person students only)