Mrs. Lillian F. Long is an Associate Professor, tenured, in the School of Music at Alderson Broaddus University. Her primary responsibilities consist of teaching Applied Voice, Diction, and Vocal Techniques and Pedagogy. She directs the University Opera productions and Handbell Choir and serves as Faculty Accompanist, Organist, and School of Music Recruitment and Auditions Coordinator.
Mrs. Long’s degrees include the Master of Music in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, where she studied under the tutelage of world-renowned accompanist, Mr. John Wustman; the Master of Music in Organ Performance, University of Akron, Ohio; and the Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Manchester College, Indiana. Her love of performing and collaborating as singer, accompanist, and organist are equaled by her passion for teaching. This was recognized when she received the Alderson Broaddus Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award.
Current and former voice, accompanying, and organ students of Mrs. Long have had notable success in her studio, campus recitals, concerts, opera and theatre productions, and in state, regional, and national competitions (National Association of Teachers of Singing and Music Teachers National Conference). Former students have been accepted for graduate study at distinguished schools of music (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Peabody Conservatory, the University of Illinois, Belmont University, Westminster Conservatory, etc.). Some have gone on to performing professional opera (New York Metropolitan Opera, the Czech Republic, Italy). Many are using their Alderson Broaddus music training to be masterful vocal teachers in public schools, universities, and private studios, as professional accompanists, and as worship leaders and organists in churches throughout the region.
Mrs. Long’s great joy while working at Alderson Broaddus University has been in guiding students to reach their full potential as young artists and in collaborating with them in performance. In addition to a full teaching schedule, the 2014-2015 year will find her directing the Alderson Broaddus Opera Workshop productions of scenes from “Slow Dusk” and “La Cenerentola,” as well as accompanying student and alumni performances.