Director, Jazz Band

Barry Long was the first to receive a doctoral degree in Jazz Studies from the Eastman School of Music in May of 2007. As a trumpeter and flugelhornist, he has studied and performed with such artists as Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer, John Clayton, Eliane Elias, Benny Carter, Jim McNeely, and Dave Stahl; his compositional credits include honors from the Jazz Composers Alliance and commissions for Clark Terry and The Kandinsky Trio.

Educational Background

  • D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
  • M.M. in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, Eastman School of Music
  • B.M. in Jazz Composition, Berklee College of Music

Teaching Interests

  • jazz
  • music theory

Activities and Other Interests

Long's research interests include articles for the Jazz Educators Journal, lesson plans for VH1, and presentations at the national conferences of IAJE, MENC, CMS, EMP, and PCA.He was recently named the recipient of the 2007 Dave Brubeck Collections Research Grant and is currently the jazz author for an upcoming Music Appreciation text for Prentice Hall.

Professor Long has instituted a series of talks focusing on jazz and culture. In his own words, "My primary goal for the Williams Colloquia on Jazz and Culture is engaging our students in a dialogue with leading educators and professionals about the areas of intersection between jazz and society. We're thrilled to welcome a veteran writer and emerging scholar in our first semester of talks and look forward to rich discussions about the past century of music, race, and culture in America."

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