Alumnus honored by Oklahoma Arts Institute
Congratulations to alumna Timothy Long, as he will be honored next Tuesday at the OIA Alumni Hall of Fame Induction & 40th Anniversary Celebration.
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 operatic engagements that include companies such as the Boston Lyric Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, The Juilliard School, New York City Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Théâtre Municipal de Castres, and summer festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Moab Music Festival. After working on Thomas Adès’ operatic tour de force, Powder Her Face, Tim was named assistant conductor at the Brooklyn Philharmonic. He also led the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra.
Off-Broadway, he was music director, conductor and featured pianist for 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. Most recently, he completed a recording of two Dominick Argento song cycles, The Andrée Expedition and From the Diary of Virginia Woolf, with celebrated baritone, Brian Mulligan, to be released this spring. Tim is now a tenured associate professor at SUNY-Stony Brook, artist faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School, and music director and co-founder of Voices of Hope.
While growing up in Holdenville, Oklahoma, Tim attended the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute for four consecutive summers, returning this past summer as the orchestra conductor. He studied piano and violin at Oklahoma City University and then piano performance at the Eastman School of Music. Tim is one half Muscogee Creek and one half Choctaw and is from the Wolf clan.