Master the Art of Teaching

Choose Your Coast at Longy

You don’t need to choose between your music and changing the world

  • Teach next year (and receive a graduate degree) with these one-year programs
  • Be inspired by the El Sistema model to become the musician the world needs you to be
  • Degree programs in Boston or L.A.
Master of Music in Music Education (MM/ME) in Cambridge, MA

• Practicums include working with at-risk and underserved youth in Longy’s Sistema Side- by-Side program, Greater-Boston area public schools, and numerous El Sistema-inspired sites across the state.

• Access the full resources of the conservatory campus, with studio lessons, performance, ensemble, and composition opportunities,
in a music scene rich in both tradition and experimentation.

• Leads to Pre-K-12 Music Teaching Licensure in Massachusetts and reciprocity with many states.

• New El-Sistema-inspired one-year degree, hosted at Longy’s campus in cultural hotspot Boston, with access to the full resources, opportunities, and community of the conservatory.

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Master of Arts in Teaching in Music (MAT) in Los Angeles, CA

• Practicums include community nonprofits
such as Street Symphony, Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), the L.A. Unified School District, or Chula Vista School District in Greater San Diego.

• Build your professional network and musical career on the West Coast and beyond. As of this year, 100% of MAT graduates found placement in nonprofit music education after graduation.

• Leads to K-12 Single Subject Music Teaching Credential in California and reciprocity with many states.

• The first and only El Sistema-inspired degree in the country, founded 7 years ago in partnership with the L.A. Phil. Embedded in minority- majority neighborhoods, with a campus at the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA).

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The Longy MAT program focuses on creating the next generation of artists dedicated to social change, justice, and civic engagement. Street Symphony is honored to partner with them in bringing our world- class students and faculty into dialogue, engagement, and collaboration with communities in Los Angeles disenfranchised by poverty, homelessness, and incarceration.

Vijay Gupta, MacArthur Fellow, violinist, LA Philharmonic, Street Symphony, Longy Faculty, TED Fellow

Nowhere on earth—as a musician, an artist—can you get the training to truly be a whole musician, like at Longy.

Gabrielle Molina, Executive Director & Founder, Teaching Artists International, and Longy MAT graduate