New York City‐based trombonist Mike Lormand is a performer of eclectic classical and contemporary music in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. In addition to Deviant Septet, Mike performs internationally as a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Weather Vest Quartet. He performs frequently with new music powerhouses Talea Ensemble, Argento Chamber Ensemble, TILT Brass, as well as Steve Coleman’s Council of Balance. Mike is a member of the period-ensemble Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, which tours the country playing a wide variety of music from the early 20th Century. As a freelance trombonist, he has appeared on Broadway, and as lead trombone on the Radio City New York Spectacular, as well as in venues like Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Stone, Littlefield, and many more. His passion for the orchestral repertoire has led to performances with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, The Knights, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, IRIS Orchestra, and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mike previously served as principal trombone of the Huntsville Symphony and Reading Symphony Orchestras. An avid and enthusiastic educator, Mike serves as a brass instructor at the St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn, where he enjoys connecting students to lasting personal relationships with music, and sharing insights taught to him by his teachers, Per Brevig, Dave Taylor, Marta Hofacre, and Bob Schmaltz. Mike received his Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music and his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.