Timothy Long is a Native American pianist, conductor, and educator from the state of Oklahoma.
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, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, The New Group, Baltimore Center Stage, and the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra. Long is founding conductor and arranger for The Coast Orchestra, an all-Native American orchestra of classically trained musicians.
He has participated in numerous summer festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Moab Music Festival, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, and the Caramoor 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. He was subsequently named an associate conductor at the New York City Opera for two years.
Tim has had a long relationship as harpsichordist with the internationally renowned string ensemble, the Sejong Soloists. He has performed with this group at 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 Luxembourg 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 unique show with Parker Posey and Wallace Shawn in the leading roles.
Timothy is the pianist on a 2017 Naxos recording of two Dominick Argento song cycles, The Andrée Expedition and From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, with renowned baritone, Brian Mulligan.
In addition to conducting Missing during the 2017/18 season, Tim will be conducting the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra with the great dramatic soprano Christine Goerke in her first New York area performance of the Immolation Scene from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung; and Tulsa Opera’s 70th Anniversary Gala starring famed mezzo-soprano, Susan Graham. He will appear as a pianist with tenor John McVeigh and soprano Jennifer Aylmer in Stonington, Maine; baritone Christopher Herbert in New York; mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey in Lancaster, PA; and with baritone Brian Mulligan on the Washington D.C. Vocal Arts Society at the Kennedy Center. Additionally, he will be pianist, music director, and master of ceremonies for the ninth annual concert of Voices of Hope. Other projects include a world premiere at the Moab Music Festival and a collaborative project on Saint Francis with MacArthur Fellow Genius Grant winner, Martha Clarke.
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 of the Mennonite Central Committee.
He is Muscogee Creek and Choctaw, and lives in Brooklyn, NY with his husband, Christopher Herbert, and his sweet basset hound mix, Pumpkin.