Culture Desk - News, Reviews, Names & More
< Back to front page Text size +

Longy School of Music merges with Bard College

Posted by Doug Most  June 13, 2011 06:41 PM

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article


 



Almost 100 years after it was founded by a famous oboist named Georges Longy, Cambridge's Longy School of Music announced Monday it is merging with Bard College, a liberal arts school in upstate New York.


The Globe reported last year that the two schools were talking (here is that story by Geoff Edgers and the video above was from that story, as well). As Edgers wrote of Longy seeking a partner: The change, occurring several months after a vote by teachers to unionize, has involved shedding more than 20 percent of its teachers, many of whom have taught for decades.



At the time, Longy president Karen Zorn said the talks with Bard began after Longy finally balanced its $7 million budget, after several years of running a $1 million deficit


ryan_ longy 2_g.jpg
Longy, founded in 1915, has a rich musical history, and among its most notable alumni is Pulitzer Prize winning composer Elliott Carter, whose pieces James Levine took great pleasure in conducting for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 



"The Longy School of Music of Bard College is excited about this compelling moment in the institution's history," Longy president Karen Zorn (at left) and Bard president Leon Botstein said in a joint statement. 



Zorn added: "Longy had been looking for a partner for several years and found an ideal match in mission and institutional direction in Bard College."




  • E-mail
  • E-mail this article

    Invalid E-mail address
    Invalid E-mail address

    Sending your article

    Your article has been sent.

About the blog

"Media Remix" is where couch potatoes meet pop culture criticism. What does Honey Boo Boo say about class issues in America ? Is The Real Housewives anti-feminist? Does Lady Gaga empower gay fans, or patronize them? And where'd I put the remote control? If you love knowing about the latest in movies, TV, music and social media - and analyzing the politics of The Apprentice - grab a seat with "Media Remix."

About this blog

Culture Desk is a blog that serves to highlight both local and national stories of interest in the worlds of art, music, movies, TV, theater and more. Most items are written by writers and editors from The Boston Globe arts and culture staff.

Submit a tip to the Culture Desk

Required
archives

A&E video

loading video... (please wait a moment)