Hybrid Online and In-Person
August 2-13, 2021
Longy’s El Sistema Summer Academy is designed for students from El Sistema-inspired and community-based programs across the Greater Boston area and beyond. This program fosters friendships, enhances musical artistry, develops creative music-making skills, and promotes leadership. Year after year, we host Boston’s finest young musicians for two weeks of music immersion and inspiration. This year, we are adapting and offering the first-ever hybrid edition!
From August 2-13, students will meet in-person, three days a week on Longy’s campus in two ensemble groups, depending on level (more below). On Tuesdays and Thursdays, all students will receive a virtual 20-minute private lesson as well as electives in composition, mindfulness, and career planning. Each in-person session (9a-12p or 1p-4p) will include small, socially distanced sectionals and chamber music rehearsals, along with socially distanced ensemble rehearsals in Pickman Hall, enhanced cleaning, and daily screening. To ensure the safety of all our participants, space is limited for all in-person activities, sign up now!