Featured Faculty Friday – Courtney Long

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April 19, 2013
Ms. Courtney Long
Visiting Professor of Music

Getting to know you…
What is your favorite sandwich?
Roast Beef with lots of bbq sauce
What is your family like?
Incredible and very supportive. My best friends.
What is the favorite hobby?
Playing the saxophone and running
What is your favorite joke?
Any pun, at any time
Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes, and my appendix.
Would you bungee jump?
Absolutely
What is your favorite cereal?
Grape Nuts and Oreo O’s (but not mixed together)
Do you untie your shows when you take them off?
No
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Yellow!
Mountain hideaway or beach house?
Mountain hideaway
What is your favorite sport or television show to watch?
I like to people watch instead. It’s more entertaining.
Do you have a special talent?
The ability to accidentally make any situation awkward
Where were you born?
My mom used to ask me if I was born in a barn, but I think I was born in Wichita.
What is one thing you wish everybody knew about you?
I love life and I love to laugh.
Getting to know your program…
What is your academic area?
Music
What is your favorite course to teach?
I love them all! They all have their challenges and joys
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The “aha” moments
What is the worst part of your job?
When students don’t come to class!
If you could describe your teaching style in one word, what would it be?
Interactive
What three things would you want all students to know or do?
1) Come to class 2) Apply yourself and always do your best work 3) Have a positive attitude
What makes your academic area important?
Music is an all-encompassing, international language. It is not only academic, but physical, emotional, and spiritual. It’s important because it brings people together and creates community. Whether people are in music classes for their future vocation or to be a part of an ensemble, we are all here for the same reasons: To glorify God with the talents that He has given us and to bring everyone together through these beautiful experiences!

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