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Conviviality

James Long, Brendan Ige, and Amy Ige formed the Conviviality Trio in the spring of 2017. As an unconventional ensemble (piano, euphonium, and tuba), the group sought out new works for their instrumentation. They reached out to several talented women composers at the University of Michigan, and began working with these artists. Their aim as a burgeoning ensemble is to grow a repertoire of competitive art music and make it accessible to other brass musicians. The Conviviality Trio has participated in composer collages, performed outreach concerts in schools, and recorded new works as part of their ongoing commitment to expanding the traditional canon of composers represented in academic music. Brendan Ige (tuba) is a second year DMA student at the University of Michigan and instructor of low brass at Madonna University. He has held many jobs, from working as a long-term sub in the Toledo Symphony to playing in a live entertainment band at Cedar Point. James Long (euphonium) is a first year DMA student at the University of Michigan. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Oakland University, James was awarded the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Grant to present a recital of chamber music with woodwind quintet. Amy Ige (piano) has been a collaborative pianist for several years, including working as a staff pianist at the University of Michigan. In 2013, she and Brendan Ige were awarded first prize as part of a trio in the Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition at Bowling Green State University.

 

With Warmth

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Ballyhoo Fanfare

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