Longy School of Music Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.44 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 224 (52 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 14% part-time, 86% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $36,450
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5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 2017

The Longy School of Music of Bard College is an excellent school. While mostly unknown to the rest of the USA, some of the best musicians that the music world, such as Marco Granados, are part of the faculty. In addition, it must be stressed that Nadia Boulanger taught here when she was still alive. Pros - Extremely easy to get a Scholarship - Nicest Faculty ever - Teachers are all top notch - Expanding their resources due to merging with Bard College - Diverse range students from ethnicity, race, and musical background - High acceptance rate - Teaching Artist Program in Los Angeles is available. Great for music education majors. Cons - Smallish school still. - No dorms - High tuition, but offset at the easy of obtaining a scholarship. - They call Classical Music "European-American Music," and Jazz "African-American Music." Bro, drop the PC act and just call it for what it is. All in all, I would recommend this school to anybody seeking a higher education. You will get your moneys worth, and you will receive a quality education.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros of an education at Longy would include the personal attention and care of teachers and staff to each student, the small student body, and the strong support and respect students have for one another. The only con isn't about the school, but the cost of living in the Greater Boston Area is high.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I feel like the Longy School of Music is an excellent alternative to the more "big name" conservatories in Boston. With its smaller student size, it offers individual attention to each attending student. The facilities are gorgeous, and you get to know each and every faculty member and most of your colleagues. They provide excellent feedback and I have performed dramatically since attending. Teachers and administrators genuinely care about you, where as a larger school (such as a state school) does not give you that special attention. The cons are obviously the price tag, as tuition is very expensive. There are no shuttles or parking lots, so for transportation you are on your own.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Excellent faculty in all disciplines. I haven't had a bad class yet. Mind-Body department offerings are somewhat unique among conservatories and extremely worthwhile. Friendly environment in spite of being an all-commuter campus. Administration is somewhat disorganized but accommodating and personable—need to be able to advocate for yourself, and they will listen if you do. Individual attention if you ask for it. Great proximity to cultural richness of Boston and Cambridge. Registration still happens on a paper form but practice rooms will be reserved using a computer system starting this fall.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Among the several qualities of Longy, of paramount importance is the faculty's willing to help students succeed, and preparing them to do so after graduation. The courses related to Teaching Artists are the best anywhere. Perhaps the only con is the somewhat limited course selection because it is a small school.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2012

The small school provides a great learning atmosphere, fostering an invaluable professional network.
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