Director, Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra
Paige Dashner Long is an internationally recognized flute choir director and contrabass flutist. Currently Long directs the New England Conservatory Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra 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 is an Altus Artist and performs with the International Flute Orchestra, serves on the Low Flutes Committee of the National Flute Association, recently served on the Executive Board of the Florida Flute Association and is past president of the Greater Boston Flute Association.
As an active performer, Paige currently plays flute and harpsichord with the Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra. As a teacher, she maintains a private flute studio.
As an international ensemble performer, Paige has presented concerts in France, Germany, Austria, England, Wales, Ireland, Greece, Czech Republic, Russia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, 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 Director of Music at St. James Episcopal Church in Ormond Beach, Florida.
Paige’s flute ensembles utilize her extensive flute collection including piccolo, Eb soprano flute, concert flute, Altus Bb flute d’amour, Altus alto flute in G; Altus bass flute, Kotato 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)