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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts


Music Building 4025



(845) 575-3920


Dr. Joshua E. Long

Visiting 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

Community music ensembles, nutrition for musicians, instrument repair, historical bands

Selected Publications

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.

Creative Work

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

Selected Presentations

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