Located in vibrant Harvard Square, Longy School of Music of Bard College is a degree-granting Conservatory that also offers Community Programs for children and adults. Our mission: Preparing musicians to make a difference in the world.
Longy School of Music of Bard College, founded as Longy School of Music in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy, is a degree-granting Conservatory located in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school serves 250 undergraduate and graduate students from 36 states and 27 countries at our central Cambridge campus and recently opened a Master of Arts in Teaching campus in Los Angeles, California. Longy's mission is to prepare musicians to make a difference in the world, and it is rapidly gaining international recognition for its efforts to meet a changing musical landscape head-on, giving its graduates the skills to perform, the ambition to teach, and the ability to reach new audiences and new communities beyond those traditionally associated with classical music.