The Roman and Melanie Totenberg Scholarship Fund
Preeminent violinist, Roman Totenberg, and his wife Melanie, led remarkable lives in music. Their influence on classical music can be heard every day in orchestras and music schools worldwide. Roman’s extraordinary talent as a violinist and lifelong career as a teacher and mentor has inspired countless musicians around the globe.
The Roman and Melanie Totenberg Scholarship Fund, established in their memory, will grant scholarships to exceptional young musicians pursuing string studies.
The Dean’s Fund For student emergencies Even in the best of times, students often face difficult financial challenges. In this volatile economic year, an increasing number of students in Longy’s Conservatory have found themselves in dire straits. Some have had to leave the school mid-year because the funds they expected disappeared. Many who rely on part-time jobs and music performances to supplement their housing, meals and other basic needs have been laid off or cannot find work, making it difficult to even pay for routine expenses such as food or their utility bills. Nearly every Longy student — undergraduates and graduates alike — can tell a story of personal sacrifice and hardship, which can rise unexpectedly. The Dean’s Fund will assist with student emergencies such as unforeseen challenges in meeting tuition payments. It also will help students with personal financial emergencies including unexpected medical bills, travel expenses for family emergencies, hardships such as difficulty paying for food, housing and utilities, and other financial crises as they arise. Funds will be disbursed at the discretion of the Dean of the Conservatory, based on application.
Student Travel Fund Worldwide ambassadors Longy’s Conservatory students often travel the world over, partici-pating in competitions to build a reputation that will advance their careers. Many of our students already perform around the globe in concert venues. They also try to attend prestigious festivals, where they can learn new skills under the tutelage of a master teacher and interact with musicians and industry leaders who can guide them in ways that will increase their chance of professional success. The Student Travel Fund will assist Conservatory students with travel expenses as they attend national and international competitions, festivals and concert venues. In many ways, they are serving as Longy’s ambassadors, each time showcasing our school in their biographies and performances. Funds will be disbursed at the discretion of the Dean of the Conservatory, based on application.
How to Help Gifts and pledges Gifts and pledges to these two critically needed funds may mailed to: Longy School of Music of Bard College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 27 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138.
For more information please contact Institutional Advancement at 617.876.0956 x1618.
To donate online, click the button below. We also encourage matching gifts and challenge grants, which serve as an inspiration to all our donors. Thank you so much for your gift.