Martha Long won her position as Principal Flute with the San Antonio Symphony two weeks after finishing graduate school and joined the orchestra in October 2012. Martha received her Bachelor of Music degree from The Colburn School in Los Angeles, where she studied with the renowned Jim Walker. She continued her studies at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she completed a Graduate Diploma as a student of Elizabeth Rowe, Principal Flute of the Boston Symphony.
Before joining the San Antonio Symphony, Martha also studied at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts. After two summers as a fellow at Tanglewood, Martha was invited to return in 2012 as a New Fromm Player, focusing on the study and performance of contemporary music.
Outside of the orchestra, Martha is on the faculty of the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio. She is the director of the YOSA Flute Choir, coaches wind sectionals for the orchestras, and teaches at YOSA’s Summer Symphony Camp. In addition, Martha teaches private flute lessons to students of all ages.