Colorado Christian University
Dr. Courtney Long

Dr. Courtney Long

Faculty Spotlight

Degrees and Experience
  • D.A. Saxophone Performance in progress (University of Northern Colorado)
  • M.M. Music Theory and Composition (Wichita State University)
  • B.M. Saxophone Performance (Friends University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Long teaches saxophone at Colorado Christian University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Saxophone Performance with a secondary emphasis in Music Theory. She plays in the Front Range Saxophone Quartet, which performs regularly in the area and played at the 2017 North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference.

Prior to her studies at UNC, Long earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from Friends University in Wichita, KS, and her Master of Music degree in Music Theory and Composition from Wichita State University. She has studied saxophone under Lisa Hittle, Jean Lansing, Robert Young, and Andrew Dahlke. Long has played saxophone with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Wind Ensemble, Delano Wind Ensemble, and has held teaching positions at Bethany College and Friends University. She loves supporting music education at all levels and has served as the Northwest KMEA District Jazz Clinician as well as the Saxophone Coach for the Kansas Lions Band for three years. Long has had works premiered by the Friends University Community Orchestra, various chamber groups, and Bethany College’s Theater Department. She enjoys learning and performing all types of music. Long lives in Greeley, CO with her husband, Rich, and their two dogs.