Michael Kris (Weeks 1-3)

Michael Kris (Weeks 1-3)
Bass Trombone
Michael Kris (Weeks 1-3)

Michael Kris returns for his tenth season as second trombone at the Eastern Music Festival. In addition to the Eastern Festival Orchestra, Kris holds the position of Bass Trombone with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra and Principal Trombone of the North Carolina Opera Orchestra, Carolina Ballet Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle. He is a former member of the North Carolina Symphony, serving as both Principal Trombone and Second Trombone and has performed with several orchestras throughout the eastern United States.

Apart from his large ensemble work, Mr. Kris is an active soloist and clinician performing and teaching internationally. Most recently, he presented concerts and master classes in London at Kings College Chapel, Universität Mozarteum in Austria, and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, Germany. At the University of North Carolina, Mr. Kris is a Senior Lecturer in Music teaching low brass and chamber music. His research focuses on the use of trombone in ensemble music of the late Renaissance and chamber music of the early Baroque.

Mr. Kris attended McNeese State University earning a Bachelor of Music Education followed by a Master of Music in Trombone Performance at the Cincinnati College/Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers are William G. Rose and Tony Chipurn, Principal Trombone (retired) of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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