What's My Story?
Known for the many hats she wears, literally and figuratively, Kristen Long is spending most of her time these days either in the studio producing music and creating shows, or onstage performing alongside partner, Will Fink. The two form a powerhouse musical team, The Minx & The Maestro and are co-founders of Minx & Maestro Productions. A two time Berklee graduate, Kristen Long, holds her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance (cum laude), and her Master of Music in Music Production (Distinction, Outstanding Graduate Student of Class of 2022, iZotope Award: Honoring Innovation in Music Production.)
As part of the Master's degree program, Long self-produced a 5-song concept EP. While each song stands on its own, the EP invites listeners inside the journey to truly experience the story when listened as a whole. Past releases include Gypsy Soul (EP, featuring Grammy nominated Rushad Eggleston on Cello), Shoebox Memories (Album), and Sweetest Perfection (Single). Additional recording credits include Executive Music Consultant, songwriter, arranger, and pianist on Glennellen Anderson’s PERSPECTIVE album, as well as Songwriter and Executive Producer on “Angel’s Sin” featuring Dew Pendleton. Both projects were recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.
Kristen was featured on Catt Sirten’s 92Zew Radio Avalon Coffee Table Series in 2015. "Truth" from the Gypsy Soul EP also enjoyed regular airplay on 92Zew's Area 251. Other radio credits include WUWF Acoustic Interlude with John MacDonell, The Uncle Henry Show(iHeartRadio) and Alex Lebron's Shameless Exposure on Barcelona City FM. She is co-founder of the band Long Lost Friend, an original band that toured extensively throughout the US and Caribbean, The Hypsy Sisters, and The Minx & The Maestro. Notable performances include CBGB’s, The National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, The Esplanade in Boston, MA, The Cabaret South Beach, The Bitter End, and Tin Pan Alley in Provincetown, MA. She can be found regularly at Casablanca Cafe and Piano Bar in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
As a Vocal Director and Specialist of Vocal Casting & Music Production with Royal Caribbean Productions, Kristen has worked with incredible talent both onstage and among the creative teams. Her work as Music Director includes Spectra’s Cabaret (Anthem of the Seas), Starwater (Quantum of the Seas), Columbus The Musical (Harmony of the Seas) Flight (Symphony of the Seas) Pixels (Ovation of the Seas), and countless others. As a Vocal Coach she has helped her clients climb to great heights, most notably Shelby Brown (The Voice Season 9 Finalist). As Music Director for Outre Theatre Company, Long has worked on shows such as, Green Day’s American Idiot, Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…Boom!, Thrill Me (Stephen Dolginoff), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, and more. Kristen is one half of the music duo The Minx & The Maestro, along with partner William Fink; and Founder of Minx and Maestro Productions, LLC.
Long is the creator/composer of The Journey: A New Indie Musical that has been featured in the New Orleans Fringe Festival, the 2013 season at the Silver Palm Award winning Outre Theatre Company, and the Arts at Saint John’s 2016 season, of which she co-directed, music directed, co-produced and starred in.
Kristen has been the recipient of a 4-week Artist-Residency along with the Denis Diderot (A-i-R) Grant at Chateau d’Orquevaux in Champagne-Ardenne, France.
In February 2020, while on tour with The Minx & The Maestro and Transit Soul, Long conceived the idea for a music based animated children's series, Mandy & The Jam Fam, which is currently in development.