The 45th Annual International Trumpet Guild Conference

6.01.21 – 6.05.21

Eric Ewazen

Session: An Interview

Eric Ewazen’s music has been performed by distinguished soloists, chamber ensembles, vocalists, wind ensembles and orchestras around the world. His music can be heard on some 70 commercially released CDs, by some of the finest recording artists of the 20th/21st centuries. He has been a guest at over 150 colleges and universities worldwide,
including 19 different countries and 49 states of the 50 United States. Dr. Ewazen received his Bachelors of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1976, and his Masters and Doctorate Degrees from the Juilliard School in 1978 and 1980, He has been a faculty member of The Juilliard School since 1980, teaching Music Theory in the
College Division and Composition in the Pre–College Division. He was Vice-President of the League of Composers-ISCM and Composer-in-Residence with the Orchestra of St. Lukes in NYC. Dr. Ewazen’s artistic philosophy is that music is sometimes there to provide joy and beauty, and sometimes there to provide comfort and healing and to be a mirror of our times. Dr. Ewazen has beeen a huge advocate and champion of new music for brass instruments,
encouraging fellow composers and students to explore the unique, spectacular and beautiful colors of the instruments. He has collaborated with some of the greatest brass players of the 20th and 21st centuries.  He is grateful to The American Brass Quintet, and trumpet players Chris Gekker and Ray Mase for their influence in his creation of a wide variety of repertoire for brass instruments, from solo and chamber works to concerti and orchestral works. He is forever grateful to the world of Brass Musicians for their great inspiration.  It is his firm belief that collaborations between performers and composers results in this continuance of new, enduring and constantly evolving music for the wonderful and exciting world of Brass!





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