The Longy Difference

Because the world needs music now more than ever, Longy has reimagined conservatory education. We are leaders in centering music as social change, expanding the world’s understanding of what a life in music can mean. We prepare you to engage new audiences, teach anyone, anywhere — and make a difference with your music.

Join a Community with Impact

We invest in musicians with the potential to make a difference in the world. Whether you found music at age 2 or 22, there’s a place for you at Longy. Here, all lived experiences and skills are welcome and all kinds of musicians succeed. We pledge to remove barriers to your conservatory education. For example, when we award scholarships, we look to how you’ll contribute, both artistically and personally.

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Explore How Your Music Matters

Whether you’re passionate about making music or teaching music — or both – Longy will help you explore, define, and amplify your talents, discovering new ways to change lives and impact communities through music.

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Study What's Important to You

There’s no one way to be a musician. At Longy, you’ll uncover and explore new ways to make a living in music. Our innovative Catalyst Curriculum is customized to focus on the skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need to create change in the world. Guided by career coaching, you choose the training you need for the career paths you want to explore.

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Start Your Career Now

From your first days at Longy you are a Boston musician, performing professionally with our faculty and artistic partners around the city. Get hands‐on, real‐world experience while you build your network with an extensive community of musicians and organizations.  Boston isn’t merely a backdrop—it’s the stage for your artistic pursuits and an integral part of the Longy experience. Be immersed in a vibrant, artistic city with hundreds of new ensembles, opera companies, theaters, orchestras, dance troupes and museums for you to enjoy.

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You Belong at Longy

We root for each other and cheer on each other’s successes. Play your part in co-creating a community of collaborative music-makers of all kinds. This is how we live and learn together. This is what belonging at Longy means.

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