New York City-based trombonist, Mike Lormand is a performer of eclectic contemporary and classical music. In addition to Weather Vest, he is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Deviant Septet, IRIS Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, Metropolis Ensemble, and Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. He also plays frequently with groups such as Talea Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, TILT Brass, NOVUS NY, Ensemble LPR, and Steve Coleman's Council of Balance. Mike’s love for the orchestral repertoire has led to performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, The Knights, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, Mike has commissioned numerous new works in an effort to enrich the trombone repertoire, with performances at venues such as Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, International Trombone Festival, and Ojai Music Festival. On January 26th, 2019, Mike will be giving the U.S. premiere of Marius Constant’s “Gli Elementi” Trombone Concerto (1977) with the Riverside Symphony at Alice Tully Hall.
As an instructor at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, Mike encourages the development of lasting personal relationships with music, sharing the insights of his teachers, Per Brevig, Dave Taylor, Marta Hofacre, and Bob Schmalz. Mike is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music (MM) and the University of Southern Mississippi (BM).