William Longo Music

Composer / Educator

Moving Back Home & New Teaching Positions

After eight years in Miami, it was finally time to say goodbye - my wife has accepted a new position at St. George’s School in Middletown, RI, and I am excited to join the music faculty at both Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. We are tremendously excited to begin this new chapter of our lives - and to move back home closer to family.

That being said, the decision to move away from South Florida was extremely difficult - over eight years, we received a lifetime’s worth of love and support as we completed degrees, began careers, and became parents. My heart hurts to leave such wonderful friends, colleagues, and students - but I can promise that we will be “taking” everyone with us on our journey. Much love!

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Spring 2019 Semester Ends @ Frost

It has been a fantastic year at Frost - and specifically, I have seen really positive returns on our musicianship curriculum in the Studio Music and Jazz department.

Over the past two years, I have written, refined, and taught a comprehensive, jazz theory and aural skills course on functional harmony. It was an amazing learning experience implementing this course, which is designed to support material covered in the other areas of 1st and 2nd year students’ musicianship study, including piano fundamentals and skills ensembles i.e. small combos, while also preparing them for future courses in jazz arranging and composition. It is not an exaggeration to say I am already excited to continue building this curriculum next semester!

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