Vladislav Uspensky (Professor of Composition) and Irina Taimanova (Professor of Opera Directing) at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, came to Boston to give concerts, lectures, and master-classes at Boston University, the Longy School of Music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Dartmouth College

Dmitri Tchassovitin (Vice-Rector in Studies of the St. Petersburg Conservatory) visited Boston University and the Longy School of Music for lectures on the topic Performance Phrasing in the Beethoven Sonatas and for meetings with administrators of the two institutions