Curt Long

Curt Long

Curt Long has served as Executive Director of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra since 1994. His tenure with the orchestra has seen the organization grow to unprecedented heights of artistic and business success and the 2003 opening of the magnificent Schuster Performing Arts Center.

Mr. Long holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Chicago and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He played French Horn for eight years before electing to retire from performance, to the relief of audiences everywhere.

Before coming to Dayton, he served as Executive Director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra in Wilmington. During 1991-92, he participated in the Orchestra Management Fellowship Program of the American Symphony Orchestra League, including residencies with the Los Angeles, Houston, and Grand Rapids orchestras.

Mr. Long's initial foray into arts administration came as an intern in the Challenge and Advancement Programs of the National Endowment for the Arts. Prior to that he was Director of Finance for Shafer Event Management, a California company specializing in the development and operation of Formula One and Indy Car automobile racing events.

He lives with his wife and two children in Beavercreek.

Discussion Panels with Curt Long:

04/17/06 - 04/21/06