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Eric Hofbauer has been appointed chair of the Jazz and Contemporary Music Department at Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Hofbauer, an integral member of Boston’s jazz scene, is elated to take the lead at the prominent music school’s Jazz and Contemporary Music Department.

“Conservatory education is at a tipping point, and finally the study of improvisation is being recognized as crucial training for 21st century musicians. Longy's JCM graduate dept is in a unique position, creating an environment where open-minded and open-eared musicians can develop as post-genre improvisers and composers who continue to push the art forward," says Hofbauer on his new appointment. 

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