Trumpeter Brett Long is a freelance musician and educator based in Rochester, NY. He holds multiple teaching positions in the Rochester region and maintains an active freelance and recital schedule. Brett has performed throughout the United States and Europe at competitions, masterclasses, and conferences, and is the founding member of the award-winning Emerald Brass.
Brett has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic and Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, and with members of the Syracuse Symphony, Skaneateles Chamber Orchestra (NY), Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes (NY), and Williamsport Symphony (PA). As a member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Dr. Long played at venues such as the Midwest Band Conference, and participated in a recording project with the famed Canadian Brass. He has also performed with the Rochester Lyric Opera, Geneva Light Opera, Utah Festival Opera, and Skaneateles Chamber Orchestra. Brett has played in masterclasses with world renowned artists, such as Philip Smith, Vincent DiMartino, Mark Gould, Bob Earley, Niklaus Eklund, Mark Niehaus, and Allen Vizzutti.
Brett is an active recitalist, and has offered performances throughout the northeast at numerous universities and concert series, often featuring contemporary compositions and commissioned works. He is also a founding member of the Emerald Brass, a dynamic quintet that has performed throughout the US and Europe, including feature performances at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition and Frankenwald Brass Festival. They have premiered multiple compositions, and offered clinics and concerts from New York to California.
Dr. Long is an experienced and dedicated educator. He is the Trumpet Instructor at Nazareth College and an instrumental music teacher for Greece Central School District. He previously served as the Winds Instructor at Finger Lakes Community College, as well as the Visiting Professor of Trumpet at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. He has offered presentations and performances at Utah State University, Colorado State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Elmira College, and the Eastman School of Music. Brett has also attended International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) and International Trumpet Guild (ITG) conferences, and has contributed to the quarterly ITG Journal.
Brett earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, with a minor in Academic Leadership through the Warner School of Education. He also earned a Master of Music and the prestigious Performer's Certificate from Eastman, where he studied with James Thompson and Douglas Prosser. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania under the private instruction of Dr. Michael Galloway.