New York City-based trombonist Mike Lormand is a performer of eclectic contemporary and classical music. In addition to Deviant Septet, he is a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Weather Vest, IRIS Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, Metropolis Ensemble, and Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. He also plays frequently with 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, Ojai Music Festival, and 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 taught to him by his teachers, Per Brevig, Dave Taylor, Marta Hofacre, and Bob Schmalz. Mike is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music (MM) and University of Southern Mississippi (BM).