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The Longy School of Music of Bard College

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Be warned that Longy is promoted in aSuper BrilliantMusic - Performance
Be warned that Longy is promoted in a very deceitful manner. They love to play up how intimate and friendly they are, but once there, they treat you as if you are a burden and have no right to make legitimate complaints. Administrators go out of their way to duck responsibility for any of the dramas they routinely create which is why the school will never fundamentally change for the better.

The administrator students have to deal with is that pompous a---ole Wayman Chin. Anytime students go to speak to Wayman about issues, concerns, etc., either because he has asked them to or because a student wants to resolve an issue, Wayman responds with rudeness, condescension, nastiness, personal attacks, an inability to hear what he does not want to hear, and defensiveness. I have found that it is far better to deal with grumpy bureaucrats at a huge state university than to deal with an unprofessional creep like Wayman Chin. He is a very immature person who seems out to abuse whatever power and authority he can get. Apparently he got this position with no faculty input, no search by a committee, and very little experience. Hmmmm....just what kind of school does this?

Did I learn and grow a lot while at Longy? Yes. Do I love being in the Boston area? Yes. Could I have gotten a comparable education elsewhere? Yes. Was it worth putting up with Longy's huge dark side. No. Make your own decisions and opinions concerning Longy, but you now cannot say you weren't warned!

4th Year Female -- Class 2013
Surrounding City: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Numerous times while walking by classrooms between classes,Super BrilliantMusic - Performance
Numerous times while walking by classrooms between classes, I saw numerous private lesson teachers eating, texting, using their cell phones instead of being focuses on their students. Longy sure charges a lot of tuition so why do they hire teachers that act like that? If a student started texting during their lesson while their teacher was trying to help them, they most likely would be reported to the a--hole dean. But why is it all right for their main teachers to do this and what their tuition dollars?This is Longy in a nutshell. Do yourself a favor and don't bother even auditioning for the school. There are plenty of better schools.
4th Year Female -- Class 2018
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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It is impossible toQuite BrightMusic - Composition/Theory
It is impossible to pursue graduate education or even transfer credits as part of an undergraduate degree completion program with Longy's Undergraduate Diploma. The program is utterly useless and should be discontinued.
4th Year Male -- Class 2000
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: D
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