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Claire Long

Program Coordinator

Address: Simons 315B
Phone: 843.953.6301

Claire Long is the Program Coordinator for the Arts Management Program at the College of Charleston. 

Claire’s arts background and interests are diverse. From a young age, always involved in something creative, she participated in music lessons and performances, visual arts ranging from drawing to ceramics, and theatre productions, both on and off stage. Her first job, at the age of 14, was playing piano in a local church, which led to working on a statewide level throughout high school and college planning retreat programming for middle school and high school youth.

Claire graduated from the College of Charleston in 2011 with a major in Arts Management and minors in Music and Studio Art. After completing her degree, she worked as a high school teacher and a freelance musician. In 2013, Claire moved to Pittsburgh and started the Master of Arts Management (MAM) program at Carnegie Mellon University. During her graduate studies, she conducted extensive research in accessibility work, specifically making the arts more accessible, both physically and programmatically, to persons with disabilities.

While in graduate school, Claire worked in Carnegie Mellon’s Office of Disability Resources as an Equal Opportunity Services ADA Assistant. She continued this work after graduation, in addition to working on an eight-month accessibility consulting project with four major museums in Pittsburgh. Today, Claire loves being back in the arts community in Charleston and working in a program that was so instrumental in shaping her professionally and personally. Claire is an INFJ who likes warm places, itineraries, and Oxford commas.


Master of Arts Management
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management
Minors in Music and Studio Art
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 

Courses Taught

ARTM 360: Special Topics in Arts Management - Global Music Industry Study Abroad

ARTM 400: Internship in Arts Management

FYSE: Exploring the Arts and Cultural Ecosystem of the Lowcountry

Honors and Awards

2018: Excellence in Customer Service Award (ExCEL Award)