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Longy's Divergent Studio

 Longy's Divergent Studio
Summary:Summer programme
Deadline: 09 April 2018
Date Posted: 27 December 2017
Details: New Music, Chamber Music, Composition

June 10-17, 2018

Application Deadline: April 2nd
Notification: April 9th

In Longy’s Divergent Studio summer program, soloists, ensembles, and composers engage in a whirlwind week of performance, composition, and collaboration. Along with daily coaching and concerts, all members of the program participate in workshops focused on the working relationships between performers and composers as well as interdisciplinary creative activities. Collaboration and cooperation are at the heart of Longy’s curriculum, and in this program participants have many opportunities to learn and grow together.

Ensembles and Performers
Both pre-formed ensembles and individual performers have the option of studying contemporary chamber works with loadbang or chamber music masterworks with the Neave Trio.

Work closely with Longy’s composition faculty and craft pieces for both fellow students as well as members of loadbang and Neave Trio. Work together to bring these fresh creations to life and hear your music performed live.

Longy's Divergent Composition Workshop offers a unique experience which enables participants to work closely with world-class faculty composers as well as collaborate with loadbang and the Neave Trio. This week-long chamber music intensive offers opportunities to have your music performed live by Divergent students and faculty.

Program highlights:
• Each composer will be assigned an ensemble consisting of members of loadbang and the Neave Trio
• Compose pieces in collaboration with other Divergent Studio participants
• Coaching with Divergent faculty
• Composition lessons/small group masterclasses with Divergent Composition faculty
• Daily workshops covering both analytical and compositional topics
• Workshops and social events with loadbang Contemporary Chamber Connection and Neave Trio Next Generation Chamber Exchange participants


Early Registration Fee (April 23rd, 2018): $700

Regular Registration (May 2nd, 2018): $750

Current Longy Student Registration Fee: $350

Limited Scholarships Available. Scholarship applications will be sent with acceptance notification.


Students who need accommodations may stay in the dorms at Lesley University, which is approximately a 5-minute walk from Longy. According to demand housing can be arranged at Lesley University. Learn more


If you have any questions regarding the institute or how to apply, please contact:

Jeremy Van Buskirk
Acting Chair of Composition and Theory