Dr. Joshua E. Long
Lecturer of Music and Director of Bands
Dr. Joshua E. Long, Lecturer of Music and Director of Bands, facilitates music courses, instrumental lessons, the Wind Symphony (a select auditioned group), and the Marist Band (a concert, pep, and marching ensemble).
Dr. Long contributes to music education in a variety of ways. Since 1996, he has been a proud community music participant through drum corps and community bands. He values the importance of communication and the needs of participants and provides direction for lifelong engagement in music-making. This philosophy has led to many rewarding performances in Pennsylvania as the Bellefonte Community Band Director, Emmaus Sentinels Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps Horn Instructor, and Slate Belt Band Director and co-founder. For Dr. Long, being a music educator has become more than providing content; it is also understanding the practice of the instrumentalist by encouraging community engagement and collaboration.
Dr. Long has directed athletic pep and marching bands, conducted wind ensembles/concert bands, coached brass ensembles, and lectured in music education and various introductory music courses in higher education institutions such as Keene State College, Frostburg State University, and The Pennsylvania State University. He has also taught elementary through high school music in Pennsylvania and remotely for secondary schools in California, Michigan, New Jersey, and New Mexico.
PhD, Adult Education – Pennsylvania State University, 2018
MM, Conducting Band/Wind Ensemble – Pennsylvania State University, 2016
MME, Music Education – Pennsylvania State University, 2015
MM, Euphonium Performance – University of Hartford, 2013
BS, Music Education with psychology minor – Pennsylvania State University, 2004
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Long, J. E. (2019). The Bethlehem Steel Company Band: An industrial reach into the community. Journal of Band Research, 54(2), 47-70.
Long, J. E. (2017). Speaking personally—with Glenn Nierman. American Journal of Distance Education, 31(4), 294-299. doi:10.1080/08923647.2017.1306685
Long, J. E. (2016). Repertoire written for community band – new database. Journal of the Association of Concert Band, 35(2), 21.
Long, J. E. (2015). [Review of the book Connecticut’s Fife & Drum Tradition, by James Clark]. Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 37(1), 88-90. doi:10.1177/1536600615608466
Long, J. E. (2014). Finding retention in community music ensemble participants. The Recorder, The Journal of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association, 57(1), 16-24.
Art & Music Emporium, Inc. – instrument repair technician, specializing in brass
TubaChristmas events – euphonium and tuba conductor and organizer
Robert Hoe Music Collection of Band Music – reviewing digitized historical band music housed at Marist College
Association of Concert Bands – provide a research database for music works written or commissioned for community bands
Wind Band Adjudications and Guest Instrumental Conducting – invited to various institutional and community ensembles
Fitness Community Events – participate in various nutrition presentations, 5Ks, 5 Milers, and marathons in the community
East Coast Band Conference
2018 – How Do We Define Community Bands?
2017 – The Bethlehem Steel Company Band: An Industrial Reach into the Community
2016 – “The Golden Age” of Community Bands (1880 – 1930)
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association State Conference
2018 – The Need for a Community Band
2016 – Musician Nutrition
2015 – 10 Secrets to Brass and Woodwind Repair
Awards and Honors
Keene State College Music Department Faculty Member of the Year Award, 2019
Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018