About Community Programs
Community Programs at Longy
Music is a part of what makes us human. The study of music connects us with the world around us. It shapes the way we communicate, the way we work with others, and stimulates curiosity and creativity in students of all ages. At Longy we believe that anyone can make music—we are never too old or too young to learn.
From private lessons and chamber ensembles, to afterschool programs and our new
Pre-College Academy, we ask students of all ages to come ready to learn, share ideas, and explore with peers and teachers.
Our faculty members are leaders in the musical world with extensive experience as soloists, chamber musicians, orchestral musicians, and composers who are committed to Longy’s focus on mentorship and personal attention.
For almost a century, Longy has thrived on transmitting the joy of music making while cultivating a standard of excellence for students of all ages in the Greater Boston area. Students who select Longy faculty to guide their musical studies will receive expert training whether they are serious beginners, passionate amateurs, or advanced performers interested in complementing their education with quality lessons. Professional musicians often pursue instruction with master teachers or advanced conservatory classes for continued professional development.
Our courses for children range from music and movement classes for toddlers and their parents, to private instruction and performance ensembles. For the more serious and dedicated young musicians the Young Performers provides superb musical training and performing experience, preparing students for a lifetime of involvement in music and the arts.
Longy’s Pre-College Academy helps school students and their parents prepare for the college application process and transition, creating an “early college” experience that combines practical support for college admission with liberal arts and life skills learning. Our flagship seminar Perform.Write.Think.—inspired by Bard College’s signature Writing and Thinking workshop—asks students to think critically about the role of music in society, and to examine their musical experience from a place of inquiry and self-reflection.
Because we believe that music is a life-long experience, we offer a wide variety of classes for adults interested in exploring music for the first time or renewing their passion for music.
Explore all of our classes, including Suzuki, chamber music, small ensembles, orchestra, choir, and performing classes, in our current course catalog.