Mrs. Lillian F. Long, Associate Professor of Music, tenured, is in her 23rd year at Alderson-Broaddus College, where her primary responsibilities consist of teaching applied voice and vocal techniques. Mrs. Long also directs the Opera Workshop productions, the College/Community Handbell Choir, and serves as department accompanist, College Organist, and as Music Department Scholarship Coordinator.
Her degrees include the Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Manchester College, Indiana, a Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the University of Akron, and a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Coaching and Accompanying from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, where she studied with Mr. John Wustman. Her accompanying career has included collaboration with such artists as Ollie Watts Davis at the Governors Mansion, Charleston, West Virginia, and on tour in Costa Rica for Centro Cultural; with Metropolitan Opera star Jerome Hines as part of the Accompanist for Arts Series; and with the Alderson Broaddus University Concert Choir during European tours in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, France and England.
In addition, Mrs. Long has accompanied numerous festival choirs directed by such renowned conductors as Robert Shaw, Dale Warland, Kenneth Fulton, Harold Decker, Ann Howard Jones, and Grant Cooper, and has accompanied for choirs at the Eastern Division Music Educators National Conferences, West Virginia American Choral Directors Association Conferences, and West Virginia All-State. As organist she has played for national Annual Conferences of the Church of the Brethren, for West Virginia Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church, and for the West Virginia American Baptist Convention. Mrs. Long was presented with the 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award during Alderson Broaddus University’s 137th commencement service.