Originally from Ruffsdale, Pennsylvania, Dan Long is a graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio, where he studied organ with Prof. Garth Peacock and received a Bachelor of Music degree for majors in Pipe Organ Performance and Electronic & Computer Music Composition.
After graduation, Dan moved to New York City where he played in many churches including Church of St. Stephen of Hungary, Church of the Holy Family (the United Nations Parish), and St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village. In 1995, he became Organist at Third Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 63rd Street and Park Avenue. After completing 11 years of service, Dan resigned from Third Church in June of 2006 and now freelances in the New York City area.
Dan has appeared in New York City on the recital series of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, Saint Peter's Church, and Grace Church. Dan has also appeared on the Wondrous Wednesdays organ recital series at Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs, on Martha's Vineyard.
With experience in classical, rock, easy listening, and experimental music, Dan has recorded many CDs for local and internet distribution. Visit http://www.BACHorgan.com/DanLong for the latest information on his appearances and CD releases.
In May 2001, Dan launched BACHorgan.com, a website dedicated to building a community of people who love the organ music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Building on the central idea of "community," Dan uses the website to initiate projects aimed at promoting independent artists and helping them receive national recognition for their work. His first project, started in August 2001, was a program to help organists and other musical performers market and sell their CDs and videos on the internet. Soon after, he established the Composition Free Exchange, where composers can bypass traditional distribution channels and reach performers directly, while performers gain access to original music that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Currently, Dan is searching out individuals and organizations that would benefit from affordable website services.