Jeff Langley

Professor of Music

Office Location: Ives 22
Office Phone: (707) 664-4404
E-mail Address: jeff.langley@sonoma.edu
Spring 2010 Office Hours: Tue/Wed 9:30 - 11

What I Do at SSU

In addition to teaching in the areas of music theory, composition and technology, music theatre and American music, I enjoy working with singers and actors preparing vocal music for performance onstage and in recital.  As Artistic Director, I strive to promote collaborative engagement between the two departments and their respective disciplines.

My Bio

D.M.A. in Music Composition, The Juilliard School
B.M. in Music Composition, M.M. in Music Composition

Jeff Langley serves as Artistic Director of the Departments of Performing Arts and Academic Director of the Green Music Center. He is a composer, pianist and arts administrator with a broad experience that spans an unusually wide musical and theatrical spectrum.  He has had a varied history as collaborator/pianist with singer/activist Holly Near, a member of the Juilliard faculty, New York opera and music theatre composer, and Director of Entertainment for Knott's Berry Farm. These experiences speak to his ongoing fascination with the American story as expressed in its culture, art and entertainment. Original compositions include the operas Way Past Cool (1995), and The Autumn People (1984), a children's musical Peril On the Prairie (1991), a 1930s musical revue Honeymoon Trailer (1991), an "evening musicale" At Twilight (1988), a cantata At the Crossing  for the Washington National Cathedral (1993), and a wide selection of songs, including the 2005 cycle Return Receipts.