Dr. Wallace H. Long, 2018 TYCASC Conductor
Director of Choral Activities at Willamette University since 1983, Dr. Long received his Master and Doctorate degrees in choral conducting from the University of Arizona at Tucson.
A frequent vocal/choral adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor, he is an active supporter of public school music in the Northwest. He has conducted numerous honor choirs throughout the Northwest. He has conducted both the Kansas and the Wyoming All-State Choirs. Dr. Long is the creator of the Choral Leadership Workshop, a workshop that focuses on developing student leaders within the choral ensemble so that students partner with teachers in fostering choral excellence.
Groups under his direction have performed for state conferences of the Oregon Music Educators Association, Northwestern Regional Conventions for the American Choral Directors Association, national conventions of the International Association of Jazz Educators in New Orleans and Boston, and the National Convention of the Music Educators National Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Willamette Singers, his vocal jazz group, has performed at the national conventions of the American Choral Directors Association in New York and Chicago and has taken two performance tours to Japan. In the summer of 2003 his Willamette University Chamber Choir participated in a performance tour of South Africa at the request of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In March of 2006, both the Chamber Choir and the Willamette Singers performed for the American Choral Directors Association Northwest Convention in Portland.
Long sings professionally with Male Ensemble Northwest(MEN). He has recorded four cds with MEN and in 1997 performed at the Kennedy Center and Constitution Hall for the ACDA National Convention in Washington, D.C. In the Spring of 2001, Dr. Long and Male Ensemble Northwest again performed for the ACDA National Convention which was held in San Antonio, Texas. In 1993, he became a member of the Festival Singers of the Robert Shaw Choral Institute, performing at Carnegie Hall in January 1994. That summer, he traveled to Souillac, France, to record two compact discs of contemporary choral literature for Shaw. In 1996, he joined Shaw’s Festival Singers for performances of the Verdi Requiem in Carnegie, and the Rachmaninoff Vespers in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. In May of 2006, Dr. Long conducted the Haydn’ Mass in the Time of War in Carnegie Hall.
Dr. Long is a past president of the Oregon ACDA and is a member of the Oregon Music Educators Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the International Association of Jazz Educators.