eGALitarian Brass is a chamber ensemble comprised of New York City's best women and non binary brass players. eGALitarian Brass is dedicated to performing and commissioning new works by diverse composers and breaking the boundaries of chamber music today. We prioritize performing music by diverse composers and commissioning new repertoire with an emphasis on music by women and non binary composers, who have often been historically underrepresented in brass repertoire.
In addition to our performances, we have also presented workshops and masterclasses at Rutgers University, Sacred Heart University, and with Concept Lab and Composers Concordance, collaborating with composers on developing new compositions and writing for brass.
eGALitarian Brass has presented recitals at Newport Classical, Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, Women Composer's Festival of Hartford, International Women’s Brass Conference, New York Women Composers, and Spectrum’s Female Composers Festival. We have also presented recitals throughout New York City, Long Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. As a party band collaborating with drums, eGALitarian has performed throughout NYC at venues including Rockwood Music Hall, Drom, HONK Brass Band Festival, The Sampler, as well as private parties, parades and events. eGAlitarian Brass has also collaborated with Little Amal, Alice Austen House, Summer Streets, and USDAN camp for performances.
eGALitarian Brass is extremely passionate about recording new repertoire and bringing high quality recordings of brass chamber music by diverse composers into the public sphere. Our current released recordings include our first commission as an ensemble "When the Clouds Break" by Cait Nishimura and our new favorite anthem "Fanfare for Some Bad Bitches” by Zoe Cutler.
eGALitarian Brass has been awarded several grants over the years to fund our performances and commissions and we are so appreciative of the support. Our 2022-2023 season of concerts is supported by funding from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Puffin Foundation, and Brooklyn Arts Council. We are also grateful to LMCC Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Washington Square Park Conservancy, Music Performance Trust Fund, Chamber Music America, City Artist Corp, Juilliard, and New York Women Composers for funding our performances, commissions, and other collaborations in previous years. To stay up to date with eGALitarian Brass and all of their projects: please follow the group on social media @egalitarianbrass