Potter Hall 218, 271-4430
Bob Long, Director of Jazz Studies and Coordinator of Woodwinds, joined the MWSU music faculty in the fall of 2004. His teaching duties include directing Jazz I and Jazz II, studio lessons, woodwind methods, and jazz improvisation as well as assisting with the Golden Griffons Marching Band.
Long received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts in Music Education degrees from Truman State University. From 1985 to 1988 he pursued further graduate studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music while serving as a teaching assistant in saxophone and jazz. At UMKC he studied saxophone with Tim Timmons and Gary Foster.
His performance credits include the Des Moines Symphony, the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra, the Des Moines Big Band, Jim Widner Big Band, and the Latin group Ashanti as well as backing up such name artists/groups as Manhattan Transfer, the Temptations, Lou Rawls, Frankie Valli, Peter Erskine, Bobby Shew, Clark Terry, Bob Florence, and Bob Mintzer. Bob can be heard on recordings with the Des Moines Big Band and the Latin group Ashanti.