Timothy Long has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a pianist, conductor, opera coach, and educator.
His early training as a pianist and violinist led to his work with singers and eventually to operatic engagements that have included companies such as the Boston Lyric Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, The Juilliard School, New York City Opera, Opera New England, Opera Colorado, Utah Opera, Shreveport Opera, the Maryland Opera Studio, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Théâtre Municipal de Castres, and summer festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Moab Music Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, the Caramoor Festival, and the Kyoto International Music Festival. After working on Thomas Adès’s operatic tour de force, Powder Her Face, Tim was named by Robert Spano to be his assistant conductor for three years at the Brooklyn Philharmonic. In addition to conducting the Brooklyn Philharmonic, he has led the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players and the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra.
Tim has had a long relationship as harpsichordist with the internationally renowned string ensemble, the Sejong Soloists. He has performed with this group at the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and on two European tours with the famed violinist, Gil Shaham. These tours have included highly lauded performances in London, Toulouse, Munich, Frankfurt, Madrid, Prague, and in the Luxembourgish city of Echternach.
Off-Broadway, he was music director, conductor, and featured pianist for The New Group’s production of The Music Teacher, an “opera within a play” by Wallace Shawn and Allen Shawn. Bridge Records released a recording of this highly unique show with Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn in the leading roles.
Tim has been on faculty at The Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music. He is now a tenured associate professor at SUNY-Stony Brook, an artist faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and the music director and co-founder of Voices of Hope, an annual charity concert benefiting the Global Family Fund.
He is one half Muscogee Creek, one half Choctaw and is from the Wolf clan. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.