IUP Department of Music faculty members Heidi Lucas and Zach Collins along with Nazareth College pianist Jacob Ertl toured Arizona January 24–27, 2017.
The horn, tuba, and piano trio, named Eastern Standard, performed at Arizona State University, University of Arizona, Phoenix College, and Rosie’s House, an academy of music for underserved youth in Phoenix. Additionally, the ensemble performed at the Southwest Horn Workshop, a regional conference of the International Horn Society.
The ensemble’s mission is to foster new works for the horn, tuba, and piano trio. Their tour featured performances of new works by Charles Ingram, Matthew Murchison, Robert Litton, Octavio Vazquez, and IUP faculty member David Martynuik and faculty emeritus Keith Young.
Eastern Standard has recently embarked on a project of recording their second album, which will include these new works. Their first album, Eastern Standard, was released in 2015 and was produced in conjunction with the IUP Communications Media Department.