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Kennedy Center Honors Band Director John M. Long with Sondheim Award

Josh Harris • News • March 29, 2012

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has named Dr. John M. Long, director of bands emeritus at Troy University, as one of 10 winners of the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. Seventeen of Dr. Long’s former students from Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery and Troy University submitted letters of nomination. Each recipient receives a $10,000 cash award.

The Sondheim Award marks the second major honor for Long this month. Earlier in March, he was named an Honorary Life Member of the American Bandmasters Association, one of only two living bandmasters to hold this distinction. Visit the Kennedy Center for more info.

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