William Longo

Assistant Professor

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Smith Center for the Arts G06


D.M.A. - University of Miami

Brief Biography:

William Longo is the Director of the Music Technology and Production program at Providence College, where he also teaches courses in jazz studies, music theory, and composition.

A versatile composer and arranger, Longo’s works have been performed and recorded by notable jazz and popular artists, including Bruce Hornsby, Steve Miller, Jon Secada, Cyrille Aimée, and Nicole Henry. In 2014, Longo received the USAFB Sammy Nestico Award for his composition, New Day, which was premiered by The Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. In addition to his work as a composer, Longo also works as a conductor, recording and mixing engineer, and producer. Please visit williamlongomusic.com to learn more about his latest projects.

Prior to his appointment at Providence College, Dr. Longo served on the faculty at the University of Rhode Island, where he taught courses in Jazz History and Applied Jazz and Contemporary Composition. In addition, Dr. Longo was previously an instructor at the University of Miami, where he taught courses in the departments of Studio Music and Jazz, and Music Theory and Composition. An active educator during his eight years in South Florida, Dr. Longo also taught courses in Media Writing and Technology at Florida International University and Miami Dade College.

Dr. Longo completed his D.M.A. in Jazz Composition at the University of Miami and has earned degrees from the University of Connecticut (B.A.), Queens College (M.A.), and the University of Miami (M.M.). In addition, Dr. Longo is an Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor and is authorized to teach official Avid courses and administer Avid certification exams at Providence College.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Music Technology and Production; Jazz and Contemporary Music Composition; Jazz Studies; Music Theory

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