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December, 20, 2023
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM




Bernard Long, Jr.

Bernard Long, Jr.

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Developing Essential Jazz Drum Set Styles

Clinic Synopsis:

Today’s Clinic will cover the history of Jazz drumming via Jazz Pioneers and the styles of Jazz Drumming from a historical and cultural approach. Through demonstrations you will learn fundamentals you can immediately apply in your Jazz band, combos, or percussion ensembles to grow your percussion students in authentic Jazz Drumming.

Bernard Long, Jr. - Biographical Information

The late Bernard Long, Sr., sensed Jr. 's love and feel for music and introduced him to the world of music at age 4. Bernard graduated with his B.M. in Jazz Studies May 2009 from Northern Illinois University under the leadership of Professor Ron Carter. Bernard performed in the world renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble, touring with greats like Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Rodney Whitaker, and Peter Erskine. Bernard graduated from Michigan State University May 2012 with his MM in Jazz Studies. Bernard directed the MSU Jazz Orchestra 3, and performed with the MSU Jazz Orchestra 1. Bernard graduated from Lindenwood University May 2016 with his MAT in Music Education, and with his Ed.S. in School Administration December 2018. Bernard, Jr. is an Adjunct Professor of Jazz drum set at Lindenwood University. Bernard Jr. is the band director at Madison Jr/Sr High School in Madison, IL, a 2016 graduate of the Focus St. Louis emerging leaders’ class, and a board member for the St. Louis Civic Orchestra. Bernard Jr. is a 2018 Salute to Excellence Education honoree, sponsored by the St. Louis American Foundation, and was named the 2022-2023 Madison CUSD #12 Teacher of the year. Bernard was recognized by the Illinois State board of Education for receiving the 2023 Award of Meritorious Service in the Teacher category. Bernard is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, INC. Bernard serves on the Percussive Arts Society Education and Diversity committee. Bernard is the percussionist for Third Presbyterian Church, The St. Louis Muny and the St. Louis Black Rep.