Martha Long recently joined the San Antonio Symphony as principal flute. Martha received her Bachelor’s degree from the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where she studied with Jim Walker. She holds the distinction of being the first wind player to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Colburn. While in Los Angeles, Martha was a featured soloist during Colburn’s Outreach Week in November 2009, performing the Mozart’s Concerto in G Major (K. 313) with the Colburn Orchestra for hundreds of Los Angeles public school students. She was also a volunteer for the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, serving as a teacher and mentor to young musicians.
Martha continued her studies at the New England Conservatory, where she completed a Graduate Diploma as a student of Elizabeth Rowe. She was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2010 and 2011 and returned in 2012 as a New Fromm Player, focusing on the performance of new compositions. Martha has also performed with the Colorado, Fort Collins (CO), New World, and North Carolina Symphonies. She plays on an Altus flute with a grenadilla Mancke headjoint.