Emma Long

RPO - Rochester's Newest Ensemble

Musician's Bio

Emma Long, horn 3

Emma Long
Where are you from?
Byron, MN
What instrument(s) do you play? When did you start playing?
I’ve played French horn since I was 10 years old.
What brought you to Rochester and how did you become involved with The Rochester Pops Orchestra?
I moved back to the area after college to start my nursing career at Mayo Clinic. I was involved in my university band and orchestra throughout my undergrad years, and I missed playing in an ensemble once I started working. A high school friend notified me of an opening for 3rd Horn, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of RPO!
What is your favorite style of music to play?
I love Romantic era orchestra music and film scores.
What inspires you to play?
My family has always been very supportive of my music and I love the feeling of playing with fellow musicians.
What is your favorite piece/concert that The Rochester Pops has played?
I loved Jurassic Park.
What do you do in your free time? (ie hobbies)
I love walking my dog, boating in the summer, reading, and cooking! I bought a house this last year, so I’ve been keeping busy with projects around the house and yard as well.
Please select a fun question below.
  • You’re a new addition in the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Please list your answer to the above question you chose here.
I would be “Tickle me Pink” because I think the name is funny and the color makes me happy, although I’d never wear that color as part of my wardrobe.
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  • If you could teleport where would you go and why?
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I would teleport to New Zealand to wait out the pandemic and do some epic hiking.