Larry J. Long

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Larry J. Long is Director of Music and Organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn, after having been Acting Music Director at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, and Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), both in Manhattan. He conducted the choir for the annual Chelsea Community Church Candlelight Carol Service for twelve years. Before moving to Manhattan in 2005 he lived and worked in Chicago. He performs regularly in recital, and has been organist, choral conductor, and workshop presenter for a variety of organizations including the Valparaiso University Institute of Liturgical Studies, American Guild of Organists, Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Anglican Association of Musicians, and the Metro Chicago and Metro New York Synods of the ELCA. He was the accompanist and a singer with the Cathedral Singers, a Chicago professional choir directed by the late Richard Proulx.

He is a composer of liturgical church music including psalm settings, choral anthems and masses. He has works published by Paraclete Press, Augsburg Fortress, GIA Publications, World Library Publications (now part of GIA) and St. James Music Press.

Mr. Long received the Bachelor of Music degree in church music from Valparaiso University (Indiana) and the Master of Music degree in organ performance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He did some composition study with Harold Oliver at SMU and also with Richard Proulx. Other studies included the Royal School of Church Music in Croydon, England, and with Anton Heiller at the Haarlem Summer Academy for Organists in the Netherlands. Organ teachers included Robert Anderson, Philip Gehring, Albert Bolitho, Mano Hardies and Paul Eichmeyer; choral studies were with Eldon Balko and Lloyd Pfautsch.