Dr. Wallace Long Jr. has been Director of Choral Activities at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, since 1983 and Music Department Chair from 1994- 2001. From recording CD’s in France and performing in Carnegie Hall as a member of the Festival Singers of the great Robert Shaw, to conducting the Award Winning Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Willamette Singer’s in the Imperial Hotel Ballroom in Tokyo, Wallace Long has set the gold standard for vocal music education at the collegiate level! Dr. Long has conducted all-state choirs in Kansas and Wyoming and ensembles under his direction have been invited to perform at national conferences in Boston, New Orleans, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Dr. Longs students have won 5 Downbeat Student Music Awards, including back to back awards as the Outstanding Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in 2014 & 2015!