Michael Lormand, trombone
New York City-based trombonist Mike Lormand is a devoted performer of eclectic contemporary and classical music in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. A member of the International Contemporary Ensemble and Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Mike also performs with Talea Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Manhattan Brass and TILT Brass. In 2012, Mike created Weather Vest, a mixed-wind quartet that explores commonality between classical chamber music, small group jazz, and folk music.
Mike’s continuing commitment to engaging orchestral repertoire has led to performances with Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, The Knights, American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, Mike has commissioned and premiered numerous new works in an effort to enrich the trombone repertoire. He has performed at the American Trombone Workshop and International Trombone Festival.
As a brass instructor at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, Mike enjoys connecting students to lasting personal relationships with music, sharing insights taught to him by his teachers, Per Brevig, Dave Taylor, Marta Hofacre and Bob Schmaltz. Mike is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music (MM) and University of Southern Mississippi (BM).