Summer Programs

International Baroque Institute at Longy

Dalcroze Summer Institute

2014 El Sistema Summer Academy

International Baroque Institute at Longy

21st Anniversary
International Baroque Institute at Longy presents

Essercizii Musici 

Music from the Hanseatic Cities of Hamburg & Lübeck

July 25 - August 3, 2014


Thursday, July 31, 8pm  Tickets

Friday, August 1, 1pm  Free admission (donations accepted)

Friday, August 1, 8pm  Tickets

Saturday, August 2, 7pm Tickets


Master Classes • Ensembles • Orchestra •
Dance • Concerts • Lectures

A Seminar on vocal and instrumental repertory of G.F. Handel, C.P.E. Bach, A. Düben, J.Reincken, F. Tunder, J. Mattheson, C. Graupner, J. Schop, D. Buxtehude, G. Ph. Telemann, and others.

View IBIL application and brochure (PDF)

Summer 2014 Faculty:

Phoebe Carrai, cello, director
Paul Leenhouts, recorder, director

Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin
Rosa Domínguez, mezzo-soprano
Arthur Haas, harpsichord
Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba
Na’ama Lion, traverso
Kathryn Montoya, oboe
Ken Pierce, baroque dance

About IBIL

The International Baroque Institute at Longy offers a comprehensive program for professional and pre-professional singers, dancers and players of baroque violin, cello, viola da gamba, recorder, traverso, oboe & harpsichord, taught by an unparalleled international faculty. Other instrumentalists or continuo players (viola, harp, lute, organ, bassoon, violone, etc.) are welcome to join the Chamber Music program and the Institute Orchestra. The seminar features eight full days of master classes, ensembles, orchestra sessions, continuo coaching, concerts, lectures and projects, and opportunity for public performances. To provide the highest level learning experience, we select our faculty from among the finest performers and teachers in the field of Baroque music.

"Baroque Institute brimming over with talent and zest. Enjoyable would be too faint a word. It added to life."
The Boston Globe 


According to demand housing can be arranged at Lesley University. Learn more


Early Dance Summer Workshop

Ken Pierce, instructor

July 27 - August 2, 2014

An intensive workshop in early dance, with emphasis on baroque dance but also including a daily late-renaissance dance class. 
Intended for experienced dancers with a serious interest in early dance, the workshop will include classes in technique, repertoire, and dance notation, with opportunities for independent projects and performance. The early dance workshop will run concurrently with the International Baroque Institute at Longy (IBIL), allowing the possibility of joint performances with IBIL students. Dancers are welcome to attend IBIL lectures and performances as the schedule allows.

The 2014 workshop will include study of German dance sources, including I.H.P.’s Maître de Danse, oder Tanz-Meister

Tuition, Registration, and General Information

View the 2014 Early Dance Summer Workshop Application (PDF)

Tuition for the workshop is $390. By permission of the instructor, students may register for the baroque portion or the renaissance portion only. To register, or for additional information about registration, please contact:

Julia Floberg
27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


For further information about the Early Dance Workshop, please contact the instructor, Ken Pierce, in care of the Longy School of Music or by e-mail at kpierce(at)

View the Early Dance schedule outline.

According to demand housing can be arranged at Lesley University. Learn more

Dalcroze Summer Institute

Register now! (PDF) 

Dalcroze Eurhythmics is a unique, joyful, and powerful education in music. It is equally applicable to the music classroom and the private studio, to the beginning musician and the advanced performer. Rhythmic movement, intense listening and improvisation unlock creativity and open the doors to enriched and enlivened music making. The Dalcroze Eurhythmics Institute is designed for music teachers, instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, actors, dancers, and music therapists.The Institute includes License- and Certificate-level methods classes, Eurhythmics, Solfège, and keyboard improvisation. All classes are grouped according to level. In addition, participants may select a weekly elective class.

2014 Dalcroze Summer Institute

June 30-July 18

Three Week Intensive
Can be taken for No Credit or for 3 graduate credits.

June 30-July 5

One Week Introductory or Refresher Course
No Credit.
Morning classes only on July 4. 


$725 per credit week
$625 per non-credit week



Lisa Parker, Institute Director

Adriana Ausch

Ginny Latts

Eiko Ishizuka

Melissa Tucker

Elizabeth Lurie

Guest Faculty

Ruth Alperson

Gabriella Chrisman

Jeremy Dittus

Anne Farber


According to demand housing can be arranged at Lesley University. Learn more

2014 El Sistema Summer Academy

Monday to Friday, August 11-22

Designed especially for students from El Sistema-inspired programs across the greater Boston area, this program will foster friendships, enhance musical artistry, and promote leadership skills through the orchestra. We look forward to hosting some of Boston’s finest young musicians for two weeks of music immersion and inspiration.

View a Sample Daily Schedule

Registration for the Summer Academy is now closed.

Monday to Friday, August 11-22


Final Concerts
featuring works by Brahms, Rossini, and Merle Isaac
Thursday, August 21, 3:00pm, Harvard Square
Friday, August 22, 4:00pm, Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall

7-12 years

$175 per child

Artistic Directors
Marielisa Alvarez
Mariesther Alvarez
Jorge Soto

Marielisa Alvarez
Mariesther Alvarez 
Courtney Clark 
David Hurtado Gómez
Jorge Montilla 
Jorge Soto

Forms may be sent via e-mail/PDF to grace.allendorf(at) or by mail to:

Longy School of Music of Bard College
Attn: Grace Allendorf
27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138