Richard Long, Conductor

A native Oregonian, Richard Long attended the Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Oregon School of Music.  He recently retired after teaching 39 years in the Eugene Public Schools.  Having taught band, orchestra, and humanities at the elementary, middle school and high school levels he concluded his teaching career at South Eugene High School and Roosevelt Middle School.  He also played bassoon in the Eugene Symphony and the Oregon Mozart Players, conducted the Eugene Youth Symphony and served as Program Director for Arts Umbrella.  He currently conducts the Eugene-Springfield Community Orchestra, helps with the Eugene Opera Academy, and volunteers in various band and orchestra classrooms.