Larry J. Long was most recently Organist and Choirmaster at the Church of the Epiphany in New York City, 2009-2020. Prior to moving to NYC in 2005, he worked as a church musician in Chicago for 25 years. In Chicago he served as musician at Saint Luke Church (ELCA), Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, Irving Park Lutheran Church, Resurrection Lutheran Church, and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in 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, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, and Park Avenue Christian Church. Active as a composer as well as an organist and conductor, Mr. Long has compositions published by Augsburg Fortress, GIA, St. James Music Press, and World Library. He was accompanist and occasional singer for the Cathedral Singers, a Chicago professional choir directed by the late 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.
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