Low Brass instructor
Instructor: New WAve Brass Project
James Long, a new voice among the next generation of tuba and euphonium performers, is currently an incoming Doctorate of Musical Arts student in music performance at the University of Michigan. James also holds a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University. His primary teachers include Kenneth Kroesche, Brendan Ige, Timothy Northcut, and Fritz Kaenzig. As a performer, James has been active as a soloist throughout the United States. He has performed featured solos with the Oakland University Brass Band, Oakland University Wind Symphony, CCM Brass Choir, Dublin Silver Band, and the Dublin Cornet Band.
As a chamber musician, James is a founding member of the Conviviality trio, a tuba,euphonium, and piano trio dedicated to recitals, the commissioning of new works, and outreach. James also garners accolades wherever his career leads him, winning the Oakland University Concerto Competition, the CCM Brass Choir Concerto Competition, and the North American Brass Band Association’s Low Brass Technical Solo Competition. James also has a passion for educating the next generation of brass players and music lovers. He's taught, as a brass instructor, throughout numerous band programs in Michigan and Ohio. James is currently the Assistant Director of the Youth Tuba Euphonium Ensemble at the University of Michigan and the Director of the New Wave Brass Project at the Ann Arbor Community Music School.