Larry J. Long is Director of Music & Organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn. He was Organist & Choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Manhattan, 2009-2020. He previously served as a church musician in Chicago at Saint Luke Church (ELCA), Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, and Resurrection Lutheran Church.
A composer of music for church use, his catalog of works includes choir anthems, psalm settings and other liturgical service music, hymn tunes and concertatos, and organ music. His compositions are published by Augsburg Fortress, GIA Publishers, World Library Publications, Paraclete Press and St. James Music Press.
He 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. He did some composition study with Harold Oliver at SMU and with Richard Proulx. 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. Organ teachers included Robert Anderson, Philip Gehring, Albert Bolitho, Mano Hardies, and Paul Eichmeyer; choral studies were with Eldon Balko and Lloyd Pfautsch.
He is the Registrar of the New York City chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and American Composers Forum.