ABUNDANT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES.
Guided by an exceptional faculty, students in Longy’s Vocal Studies Department learn and perform across multiple styles and genres – from fully-staged operas, staged cycles of art songs, and newly composed work, to cantata and oratorio, and contemporary improvisation.
With opportunities while still in school to perform and work with distinguished local organizations such as Boston Opera Collaborative, Emmanuel Music and Boston Camerata, among others, Longy singers graduate as professionals.
Students have the option with the Catalyst Curriculum to be immersed in the areas of the field they are most drawn to: for example, opera, art song, chamber music, contemporary music, or a combination of these areas.
A course of study customized for each student can include advanced topics in dramatized art song, dramatic characterization, oratorio as theater, chamber music, contemporary vocal techniques, and new music ensemble.
Studio lessons, acting, movement, and repertoire classes stand side-by-side with Longy’s innovative Catalyst Curriculum – all designed to position singers for a life-long career, in which they may join start-up opera companies, work with innovative and cutting-edge directors, conceive their own artistic presentations in alternative settings, or anything else they set their minds to do.