Barry Long was the inaugural Samuel Williams Professor of Music at Bucknell University where he currently directs the jazz ensemble and teaches coursework in jazz and music theory. Prior to joining the Bucknell faculty, he held similar positions at Mount St. Mary's University (MD) and Roanoke College (VA).
Long was the first to receive a doctoral degree (DMA) in Jazz Studies from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY in May of 2007. He also holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from ESM while serving as a faculty member in their Community Education Division and as a teaching assistant in Film Scoring. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Composition from the Berklee College of Music and has also attended the Banff Centre for the Arts and the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts.
As a trumpeter and flugelhornist, Long has studied and performed with such artists as Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer, John Clayton, Eliane Elias, Benny Carter, Jim McNeely, and Dave Stahl and maintains activity as a clinician and adjudicator. His compositional credits include honors from the Jazz Composer's Alliance as well as commissions for Clark Terry and numerous high school and collegiate ensembles. Long’s research activities include publications for Oxford, McFarland Press, IAJE, VH1, and an upcoming jazz appreciation text for Prentice Hall; grants from the NEH and Brubeck Foundation; and international presentations at conferences on jazz, popular music, and race.