Voice, Organ, Opera Workshop, Accompanying
Dr. Lillian F. Long, Hon.DMus., 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 and Chapel Organist.
Dr. 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 and vocal coach, Mr. John Wustman; the Master of Music in Organ, University of Akron, Ohio; the Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Manchester College (now University), Indiana; and an Honorary Doctorate of Music, Alderson Broaddus University. Her love of performing and collaborating as singer, accompanist, and organist are equaled by her passion for teaching. This was recognized in 2008 when she received the Alderson Broaddus Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award.
Students of Dr. 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 Association). Former students have been accepted for graduate study at distinguished schools of music (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Westminster Conservatory, the University of Illinois, Belmont University, etc.). Some have gone on to performing professional opera (New York Metropolitan Opera, the Czech Republic, Italy). Many are using their music training to be masterful vocal teachers and opera directors in public schools, universities, and private studios, as professional accompanists, and as worship leaders and organists in churches throughout the region.
Dr. 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, fall 2015 will find her coaching soloists for Handel’s “Messiah” and accompanying the masterwork performance on the university’s 32-rank Schantz pipe organ.