Recent Alumnus 2013-10-19T16:34:31Z
School of Music of Bard College
College Senior 2013-06-22T23:59:02Z
The choice of courses, both performance based and other is quite formidable. The teachers are incredibly helpful and will do all but bend over backwards to make sure we do well. I am more than happy that I chose to attend here at Longy because of the faculty, staff and students.
College Senior 2013-06-22T23:55:52Z
When I spoke to the financial aid people, I was given more help than I thought available. Suggestions were given, as well, about economizing, etc.
College Senior 2013-06-22T23:54:26Z
Overall, it is typical New England weather, which is to say very changeable. Last winter was a bit difficult with a few severe storms that caused us to miss classes twice. Summer, as is very typical everywhere, is hot and humid, especially since the city forms a natural heat sink.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-21T19:21:21Z
Health & Safety:
I never felt unsafe on campus (it's right in the heart of Harvard Square).
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-21T19:19:09Z
The composition master's program requires a portfolio and essay in the fall and a live interview in the spring (pretty standard).
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-21T19:17:52Z
The faculty is great, and the student/faculty ratio is wonderful. There are some politics in the administration, though, and communication isn't always very good. That said, community outreach opportunities are plentiful, and the school provides a very collaborative, holistic atmosphere.
College Junior 2012-11-06T11:27:32Z
We are advised not to bring a car. Parking is very limited at best but public transportation is excellent.
College Student 2012-04-10T21:13:55Z
This school is so much like a home to me. All the students and faculty are so open and welcoming to all new musicians and everyone works to help each other to reach their maximum capability instead of always competing with one another. The school is very small but there are many other colleges around so it makes up for having a small enrollment and there is always something to do to have fun!
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-10T19:34:50Z
Unique Music Conservatory – Longy is a very small school so lots of personal attention from faculty. Other students are warm and friendly so nice atmosphere. Some unique classes are offered beyond the run-of-the-mill conservatory courses such as mind/body studies (including yoga or alexander technique). Overall I feel it is a unique and great school; especially for grad students, which it mostly caters to.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-10T19:31:05Z
It is quite expensive to live in the Boston/Cambridge area. Apartments are pricey and somewhat hard to find sometimes.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-10T19:29:19Z
Adequate Dining Option for Small School – The Longy School of Music does not have official on campus dining options. We have a microwave, fridge, and vending machines in both buildings which usually are fine to get by on.
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