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2018 New England Conservatory Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra
July 12-15, 2018
New England Conservatory
Paige Dashner Long
Flutist, Flute Orchestra Director, Flute Clinician, Flute Adjudicator
Paige Dashner Long is an internationally recognized flute choir director, contrabass flutist and award winning composer. Currently Ms Long, an Altus Artist, directs the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra in summer residence at New England Conservatory, the Daytona State College Flute Choir and the Florida Flute Orchestra. As an active guest flute clinician and ensemble director, she has led workshops and directed flute ensembles for music schools in France, Germany and Mexico, as well as for universities and flute associations throughout America. She performs with the International Flute Orchestra, serves on the Low Flutes Committee of the National Flute Association (NFA), is a recent coordinator for the NFA’s Flute Choir Composition Competition, served on the executive board of the Florida Flute Association and is past president of the Greater Boston Flute Association. Her original composition for flute orchestra, Eventide Soliloquy, was a winner of the 2012 NFA Newly Published Music Competition.
As an active performer, Paige currently plays flute and harpsichord with the Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra and is the director of the Chamber Players of Palm Coast. As an active teacher, she is part of the music faculty at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, FL and maintains a private flute studio. As an international ensemble performer, Paige has presented concerts in Japan, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Greece, Belgium, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Chile and Mexico.
As a lower flute specialist, she has written several articles for Flute Talk Magazine as well as for flute association newsletters throughout the country. In addition to her flute activities, she is the director of music at Palm Coast United Methodist Church in Palm Coast, FL.
Paige’s flute ensembles utilize her extensive flute collection including piccolo, Eb soprano flute, concert flute, Bb flute d’amour, alto flute in G, bass flute, contrabass flute, the Kingma sub contrabass flute in G—one of three in the world, and the Kotato double contrabass flute—one of four in the world. This unique and exceptional instrumentation enables all of Paige’s ensembles to be beautifully balanced, as well as provides unlimited repertoire possibilities. To achieve this wonderful, lyrical, balanced sound, 50% of each ensemble is comprised of lower flutes (alto, bass, contrabass, sub contrabass and double contrabass).