Culturally responsive teaching is not just a concept taught at Longy—it is the philosophical current that runs through our Teacher Education Programs. Longy is leading a sea of change in the music education field, training teachers who give students the tools to take ownership of their learning. And because students recognize authentic empowerment, culturally responsive teaching is present in everything we do.
Teacher Education Programs at Longy
Teach music like the world depends on it!
Master of Music in Music Education IN-PERSON: This 10-month degree program fully leads you to your initial teaching license in Massachusetts public schools.
The program on Longy’s campus in the cultural hub of Boston, affords access to the full resources, opportunities, and community of the conservatory. Practicums include working with Pre-K–12 students in urban-based settings within Greater-Boston area public schools, Longy’s Sistema Side- by-Side program, and numerous community music programs and El Sistema-inspired sites state-wide. Leads to Pre-K–12 Music Teaching Licensure in Massachusetts and reciprocity with many states.
Master of Music in Music Education ONLINE: This one- or two-year degree program (your choice!) can be completed without taking time off from your teaching career.
This degree is uniquely designed to integrate practices of social change in the music classroom. Graduates will be prepared to amplify the voices of students from all backgrounds, create and make music from diverse cultures, and approach music teaching from a holistic and equity-based perspective.
SUMMER AT LONGY—IN-PERSON
Dalcroze Summer Intensive
1, 2, or 3 weeks • June 26 – July 14
Culturally Responsive Teaching
August 14 – 18, 2023
Music Program Reboot
Growing Your Program from the Inside Out!
July 17 – 21, 2023
Teaching Towards Accessibility and Inclusion
July 10 – 14, 2023
SUMMER AT LONGY—ONLINE
Culturally Responsive Teaching in General Music
8-Week Online, Asynchronous Course
June 20 – August 23, 2023