Elizabeth G. Long
Elizabeth G. Long, who became the first administrative professional hired by FLO, began her tenure in March of 2019. She has fifteen years of management and fundraising experience. Prior to her position with FLO, Long served as Resource Development Coordinator for Main Street Alabama (MSA, Birmingham, AL), where she was responsible for management of its fundraising program. Long also has served as Grants Management Specialist with the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (Montgomery, AL), Executive Director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (OH) and Marketing/PR Manager of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DE). Long was born and raised in Emporia, KS, received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and went on to earn a graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music through their Arts Administration program. She has been married to Curtis Long, currently the president of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, for 26 years.
In addition to her passion for performing and teaching music, Gwen uses her extensive leadership experience to assist arts organizations. Currently working as the Administrative Coordinator for Finger Lakes Opera, she has also worked with Opera On Tap Boston and the Eastman Institute for Music Leadership. Gwen is a current student at the Eastman School of Music, where she won the Eastman Voice and Opera Department Concerto Competition and performed Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Eastman Philharmonia in 2021.