Long, J. Larry

Larry J. Long is Organist & Choirmaster at The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) in New York City. Previously in Chicago he served as musician at Saint Luke Church (ELCA), Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Irving Park Lutheran Church, and St. Luke's Lutheran Church (Logan Square). In Manhattan he has played and conducted at a number of churches including St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Bach Vespers), Grace Episcopal Church, Park Avenue Christian Church, and many others. Active as a composer as well as an organist and conductor, Mr. Long has compositions published by GIA Publications, Inc., Augsburg Fortress, St. James Music Press, and World Library. He was also accompanist and occasional singer for the Cathedral Singers, a Chicago professional choir directed by Richard Proulx. Mr. Long received the Bachelor of Music degree in church music from Valparaiso University and the Master of Music degree in organ performance from Southern Methodist University. Other studies included the Royal School of Church Music in England, and with Anton Heiller at the Haarlem Summer Academy for Organists in the Netherlands. Organ teachers included Robert Anderson and Philip Gehring; choral studies were with Eldon Balko and Lloyd Pfautsch. He is a member of the New York City and Chicago Chapters of the American Guild of Organists, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, and American Composers Forum.