Longy's Divergent Studio
New Music Workshop for Performers & Composers
June 14–27, 2021
Join us for a 14-day immersive new music experience focused on interdisciplinary tools and holistic creative practices for contemporary musicians. Featuring collaborations with resident new music ensemble loadbang, guest composers Eve Beglarian, Sebastian Currier, and Angélica Negrón, and Longy’s cutting-edge contemporary music faculty, participants form a tight-knit community centered around conversations about new directions in musical practice.
Summer Professional Development NEW!
Longy’s teacher education summer courses are focused on music and social change, to enable music teachers to build inclusive curricula and deliver outstanding musical instruction. Anyone may take these summer courses for graduate credits, for professional development hours, or without credits or hour (these are not degree-granting classes or workshops and do not require matriculating into a masters degree program to participate).
Teaching the Vocal-Choral Music of Black Americans 6/28–7/2
Arranging and Adapting Music for Your Ensemble 6/28–7/2
Guitar Methods for the Inclusive Classroom 7/12–7/16
El Sistema-inspired Principles and Classroom Approaches 7/12-7/16
Weirding Music: Contemporary Music with Young Students 7/12–7/16
An Inclusive Ensemble Program: Laptop Orchestras 7/5–7/9
Music Production Technology for the Inclusive Classroom 8/2–8/5
Dalcroze Summer Institute
5-Day Intensive Online Course
June 28–July 2, 2021
Dalcroze Eurhythmics uses rhythmic movement, intense listening, and improvisation to unlock creativity and open the doors to enriched and enlivened music making. Equally applicable to the music classroom and the private studio, to the beginning musician and the advanced performer, this holistic approach to musical understanding complements traditional avenues of study and practice. We welcome all musicians, music instructors, instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, music students, music therapists, as well as actors and dancers!
Early Music Workshop Series
Women Filling the Gap: Exploring the Pre-classical Through Female Composers July 15–17
Senza Basso: Solo Bach for Strings July 18, 20, 22, 24
Keeping it Fresh: Improvisation and Ornamentation
in an Early Music Context July 19, 21, 23, 25
Hildegard von Bingen: A Feminine Universe July 18–22
Baroque Dance for Musicians July 19–23
All That I Wish: Women, Men, and Desire in Medieval Courtly Song July 25–27
Join us this July for an exciting, fast-paced online workshop experience where participants will have opportunities to develop and refine their performance skills, deepen their knowledge of historically informed performance practices, and explore a wide range of historical repertoire. Musicians of any level with any degree of Early Music experience—whether absolute beginner, enthusiastic amateur, or dedicated pre-professional—can study with faculty members from Longy’s world-renowned Historical Performance Department.
Certified Music Practitioner ®
Music for Healing and Transition Program, Inc. ™ (MHTP)
Are you a musician with a compassionate heart ready to learn how to use your gifts as a form of palliative and therapeutic comfort care? A collaboration with MHTPTM, this intensive, scientifically-based summer institute allows musicians to become Certified Music Practitioners (CMPs)®.
The next MHTP Biennial Conference will be held in conjunction with the Longy School of Music of Bard College near Boston in Summer 2022.
El Sistema Summer Academy
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 music immersion and inspiration.