While studying with some of the best musicians in the country, Longy students develop the skills needed to be a professional musician in a rapidly changing musical landscape. Through the combination of a powerhouse faculty, an amazing curriculum, and a baked-in mission of music equity for social change, students receive the training to engage the world through music.

Project‐Based Learning
To augment the classroom curricula, Longy pioneers hands-on learning opportunities in which our students work directly with the community to practice their skills, get feedback, and improve in a continuous cycle.

Creative Performance
Longy musicians will discover the myriad ways in which to build audiences and produce innovative concerts and performance art events. We push our students to use Pickman Hall and the entire Longy campus in unexpected ways to make music happen in any setting, with any audience.

Learn more about Catalyst Curriculum for Graduate Students.

See degree requirements for 2020–2021.

Explore Our Courses

Online Hybrid-Online Hybrid-In-Person In-Person
Classes conducted through Microsoft Teams, with specific deadlines for completing coursework. While there is no set meeting time (asynchronous instruction provided), instructor will schedule some virtual meetings or discussion groups synchronously, as appropriate. Weekly commitment to online coursework and virtual meetings will not exceed the class meeting duration listed in the course catalog. Classes held virtually at set meeting times (synchronous course delivery) and recordings posted online for students who cannot attend in person.  Assignments are completed online, allowing students to take the class remotely.  Course meeting times are listed in the course schedule. Instructors may teach from home or from a Longy space. Classes held on campus at set meeting times augmented by additional online course content.  Coursework is completed both in person and online.  Course meeting times are listed in the course schedule with additional virtual meetings scheduled by the individual instructor. Classes meet on campus at set meeting times. No online component.
Online students may take:
  Online courses   Hybrid-Online courses   Hybrid-In Person courses
only with permission of Instructor
  In Person courses
may not be taken

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