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Long is founding conductor of The Coast Orchestra, an all-Native American orchestra of classically trained musicians. He has conducted the ensemble in performances at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, the American Museum of Natural History, and Rutgers University. The group performs music including the original score for a newly restored print of Edward S. Curtis’ 1914 film In the Land of the Head Hunters.
Long studied piano and violin at Oklahoma City University while playing in the violin section of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He completed his graduate work in piano performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music. He will now be returning to Eastman where he will serve as the Opera Music Director.
- David Stanley Ford (June 5, 2011). "Former Oklahoman finds a career that combines playing and conducting". The Oklahoman.
-  Interview with Timothy Long