Workshops/Festivals 2011

Workshops/Festivals 2011: (US) Longy School of Music Summer Programs

Contributed by Admin on Apr 21, 2011

Summer is the perfect time to try something new, rekindle your passion for music, or just stay in shape!  Broaden your musical horizons by taking an enrichment workshop, weekly class, or private lessons.  Our supportive faculty provide stimulating and innovative programs that are sure to keep you motivated throughout the summer. Check out our wide variety of summertime offerings for adults of all ages and abilities.

Summer Workshops
  • Weekend Chamber Extravaganza! (2011 June 17-19)
  • Voice (2011 June 21-July 14)
  • Longy Summer Early Dance Workshop (2011 July 24 -30)

Instructors: Michael Bonner, Esther Ning Yau and Olha Patramanska
Friday, June 17th 4:00-9:00pm
Saturday, June 18th from 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday June 19th from 10:00am-5:00pm

This fun-filled weekend of intense chamber music making provides adults with the opportunity to explore some of the great chamber music works through individual coachings, rehearsals, workshops, and enrichment activities, culminating in a final performance on Sunday, June 19 at 3:00pm. Join us for an unforgettable weekend!

Placement interviews to be held on Sunday, May 15, 2011 * To schedule an audition time please contact Sarah Collins at 617-876-0956 ext. 1533 or

Vocal Chamber Music

Tuesday and Thursdays 5:30pm -7:00pm
June 21-July 14 (twice a week for four weeks)
Advanced registration required

A course offering singers an opportunity to expand their performing experience and repertoire with vocal chamber music. The course is designed for solo singers who would enjoy a chamber music experience and choral singers who like the challenge of singing one on a part. The music will come from the 18th, 19th and 20th century vocal chamber music for various voices and piano. Emphasis will be on interpretation and ensemble skills while bringing music to performance level. A concert will be scheduled for the conclusion of the course.

Longy Summer Early Dance Workshop
Ken Pierce
Sunday, July 24 3:30–5:30,
Monday–Friday, July 25–29 9:00–6:00 (lunch break 12:15–1:00)
Saturday, July 30 10:00–5:00 (lunch break t.b.d.)

An intensive workshop in early dance, with emphasis on baroque dance but also including a daily late-renaissance dance class. Intended for experienced dancers with a serious interest in early dance, the workshop will include classes in technique, repertoire, and dance notation, with opportunities for independent projects and performance. The early dance workshop will run concurrently with the International Baroque Institute at Longy (IBIL), allowing the possibility of joint performances with IBIL students. Dancers are welcome to attend IBIL lectures and performances as the schedule allows.

To complement this year’s IBIL theme, “Le Parnasse François”, the 2011 workshop will focus on French dances from the reign of Louis XIV. Especially, we will look at dances from before 1710, with emphasis on dances found in manuscript sources. These will include ballroom and theatrical dances in Beauchamp-Feuillet notation as well as dances in Favier notation, from Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos.

This year's renaissance dance classes will be based on French sources, including Arbeau’s Orchesographie and the anonymous Instruction pour Dancer.

Visit the Longy School of Music Summer Programs website for more information.