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Trombone Concert - Eastman Trombone Quartets with Trombone Choir Concert Featuring Lauren Eisenreich

Event Details
  • Location:
    Eastman School Ray Wright Room
  • Date:
    Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Time:
    8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Event Description

Founded in 1941 by Emory Remington, the Eastman Trombone Choir is highly regarded around the world as one of the best ensembles of its kind. Currently, Professors Kellogg and Zalkind serve as co-directors.

Emory Remington, professor of trombone for nearly fifty years at the Eastman School, established the concept of the present day Trombone Choir as a pedagogical extension of the private trombone class to include a musical ensemble experience. This concept has been imitated throughout most colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. Remington’s successor, Professor Donald Knaub, directed the Choir from 1972 to 1977, and expanded the scope of the Choir to include more contemporary music and concert activities. Professor John R. Marcellus, who directed the ensemble from 1978 to 2014, continued this tradition as the Choir went on its first tour of Germany and Holland in 2000, performing at the International Trombone Festival in Utrecht. The Choir also appeared at the International Trombone Festivals in Nashville in 1979 and 1987. In 2001, the Choir was the winner of the International Trombone Association Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition.

In 1991, the Choir performed at the International Trombone Workshop, which was held at the Eastman School to celebrate the centennial of Emory Remington. Over the years, the choir has appeared at many Eastern Trombone Workshops, New York Brass Conferences, the Western Mass Trombone Workshop, Montreal Low Brass Workshop, NAfME, and NYSSMA conventions. In 2013 the Trombone Choir was selected as a featured ensemble at the 2013 Eastern Trombone Workshop.

The Choir has performed annually since 1989 at the Frühling Posaunen Festival in collaboration with the Trombone Studios at Ithaca College and Penn State University. Other local concerts and performances have been with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Oratorio Society, Hochstein School of Music, and churches throughout the Rochester area. For many years the choir was a feature of the Rochester Bach Festival. The Choir has also recorded for Mark Records, Stolat Records, and for Williams Music.

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Lauren Eisenreich is a second year master’s student studying Trombone Performance and Literature as a Performer’s Certificate recipient at the Eastman School of Music. Lauren serves as a Teaching Assistant for the Eastman trombone studio and trombone choir, and as an Eastman Institute for Music Leadership Assistant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in jazz performance from Youngstown State University, where she was selected for the Dean’s Award in the College of Creative Arts and Communication as well as the university-wide Senior Academic Award for Outstanding Student Scholarship. Recent competition awards include the 2015 Youngstown Music Teachers Association Solo Competition, the 2015 Wright State Festival Solo Competition, the 2014 Dana Young Artist Competition, first trombone placement in the JECO Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble, and the Dorothy Schwers Honorary Scholarship Solo Competition. Lauren’s performance credits include playing with the Diva Jazz Orchestra in the Cleveland Playhouse production of Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life. She held positions as principal trombonist with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and Youngstown Scoring Stage, and performed as lead trombonist in the First Class Big Band. Lauren has performed in master classes with Joseph Alessi, Eric Ewazen, David Murray, Rebecca Cherian, Shachar Israel, Bruce Saunders, Dan Wilson, and Jim Snidero. She remains an active freelance musician in the Rochester, Youngstown, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland areas. After receiving a research grant from Youngstown State University, Lauren produced and performed in Aspire, a recording of original music including several of her own compositions. As a strong advocate for music education, Lauren was the 2016 recipient for the Jack L. Frank Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2016 Frank Faculty Development Research Grant. Lauren is also involved in the Eastman Community Music School as an intern and acts as Assistant Director for the ECMS Trombone Choir. She teaches privately and provides part-time brass instruction for the North Allegheny School District. She currently studies trombone with Larry Zalkind and previously studied with Mike Crist, Jeff Bush, John Olsson, and Sam Blakeslee.

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