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Timothy Long

pianist, conductor, Boston Lyric Opera

Timothy Long, of Muscogee Creek and Choctaw Native American descent, grew up playing many instruments in his native Oklahoma. He studied piano and violin at Oklahoma City University and completed graduate studies in piano performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music. He is a faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mr. Long is in his first season on the New York City Opera conducting staff and will be conducting Britten's *The Turn of the Screw *at the Stony Brook Opera. He will also be making his mainstage conducting debuts at Boston Lyric Opera in Rachel Portman's *The Little Prince* and at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis conducting performances of Rigoletto and Gounod's* Romeo and Juliette*. Mr. Long served as assistant conductor to Robert Spano at the Brooklyn Philharmonic for three years and has conducted three tours for Boston Lyric Opera-Opera New England as well as performances at The Juilliard School, Yale Opera, Stony Brook Opera, the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic in a performance broadcast on WNYC.