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Mark Kellogg

Associate Professor of Euphonium, Trombone, and Brass Chamber Music

Coordinator, Brass Chamber Music Program
Affiliate Faculty, Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media

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Biography

Mark Kellogg is Associate Professor of Trombone, Euphonium, and Brass Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music. A faculty member since 1991, Mr. Kellogg teaches trombone, euphonium, alto trombone, and jazz trombone, and coordinates the brass chamber music program. An active performer, he also holds the position of Principal Trombone of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Throughout his career he has embraced a wide variety of performing roles, from jazz soloist to chamber musician to orchestral performer.

After receiving his undergraduate training and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School, where he studied with John Marcellus and Cherry Beauregard, Mr. Kellogg performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Syracuse Symphony. In 1989, he joined the trombone section of the Rochester Philharmonic, with whom he also performs euphonium and bass trumpet. Since joining the RPO, Mr. Kellogg has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on many occasions, performing the concerti of Tomasi, Albrechtsberger, and Jeff Tyzik (commissioned by the RPO in celebration of the Orchestra’s 80th anniversary), works by Elliott Carter and Fred Sturm, and numerous jazz and euphonium solos on the Orchestra’s Pops series. He has also been a soloist with the Brass Band of Battle Creek, Hamilton New Music Ensemble, Geneseo’s Friends of Music Orchestra, and the U.S. Army Chamber Orchestra.

Mr. Kellogg has enjoyed a long association as a soloist with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, under the direction of both Donald Hunsberger and Mark Davis Scatterday. He has performed the trombone and euphonium works of Grondahl, Nelhybel, Berlioz, and Tyzik in the Eastman Theatre, as well as on the Ensemble’s tours to Carnegie Hall and Japan.

As a chamber music collaborator, Mr. Kellogg has been a guest artist with Music of the Baroque in Chicago, San Francisco’s Chamber Music West, the Skaneateles Festival, Rochester’s Fortissimo! Festival, Chamber Music Rochester, and Eastman Virtuosi. He was also a founding member of the brass and percussion ensemble Rhythm and Brass, touring the United States and Japan, and recording four CDs during his two years in the group.

Active as a jazz musician throughout his career, Mr. Kellogg has performed with Clark Terry, Chris Vadala, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Daniels, and Mel Tormé. Recent jazz and commercial recordings include collaborations with Jeff Tyzik, Gene Bertoncini, Allen Vizzutti, Steve Gadd, and Gap Mangione. His newly released jazz recording with Eastman School faculty colleague pianist Tony Caramia, Upstate Standards, celebrates the music of upstate New York composers Harold Arlen, Alec Wilder, and Jimmy Van Heusen.

Mr. Kellogg has made appearances at numerous low brass symposia including the International Trombone Festival, the Eastman Trombone Workshop, the Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, the Northeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, and the New York Brass Conference. He has enjoyed a long association with his RPO colleague, pianist Joseph Werner, performing recitals and master classes at music schools and universities across the United States. Mr. Kellogg is a performing artist for Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Originally from Hannibal, NY, Mark Kellogg lives in Pittsford, NY with his wife, RPO flutist Joanna Bassett and their son Robbie.

Works / Publications

Selected Discography

2004 – Upstate Standards (Eastman) featuring jazz standards of Arlen, Can Heusen, and Wilder with Tony Caramia, piano

2003 – Low Brass Album of Art Songs (Universal Edition), music of Dowland, Fauré, and Schubert; recording to accompany text of the same name

2001 – Alternate Voices; chamber music for trombone and trumpet with Gret Jones, trumpet

2000, 2003 – Gap Mangione Big Band; Moments Notice and Planet Gap, respectively

1999 – Society for Chamber Music in Rochester; chamber jazz ensemble featuring music of Gershwin (Jeff Tyzik, conductor)

1996 – Recording with the Brass Band of Battle Creek (BBBC), Brassamatazz

1993-1995 – Three recordings with Rhythm and Brass (d’Note Records)
Song and Dance
Time in September
Christmastime Is Here

1989-present – Six recordings with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
A Celebration of Gilbert and Sullivan; Mark Elder, conductor (Pro Arte)
The Story of Percussion; William Cahn, conductor (Nexus)
Pops Legacy with Peter Nero; Peter Nero, conductor (Pro Arte)
Rochester Philharmonic 75th Anniversary Double CD Recording; Robert Bernhardt and Jeff Tyzik, conductors: Soloist in Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition “Bydlo” and “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You”
Holiday Pops Live; Jeff Tyzik, conductor; soloist in “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
Holiday Pops Live II; Jeff Tyzik, conductor; soloist in Tchaikovsky/Ellington “Nutcracker Suite”
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerti, Jon Naketmatsu, piano; Christopher Seaman, conductor (harmonia mundi)
Tchaikovsky Francesca di Rimini and Piano Concerto No. 1, Olga Kern, piano; Christopher Seaman, conductor (harmonia mundi)

1988-89, 1993 – Five recordings with the San Francisco Symphony; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor (London)
Brahms Works for Chorus and Orchestra
Hindemith Nobilissma Visione
Nielsen Aladdin Suite; Symphonies No. 1 and 6
Sibelius Symphonies No. 4 and 5
Bartok Kossuth

1985-present – Numerous commercial recordings and soundtracks for accounts
such as PBS, NBC, HBO, and ESPN (all done in Rochester, NY)

1985-1990 – Three recordings with the Eastman Wind Ensemble; Donald Hunsberger, conductor (CBS Masterworks; Sony Classics)
Carneval (Wynton Marsalis, soloist)
Quiet City: Featured as soloist on Hindemith Konzertmusik, Op. 41
Live from Osaka

1985 – Recording with Eastman Philharmonia; David Effron, conductor (RCA Red Seal)
Corigliano Pied Piper Fantasy (James Galway, soloist)

1985 – Recording with Eastman Jazz Ensemble; Rayburn Wright, dir. (Mark Records)
Hang Time

 

Publications

2004 – Twenty-Four Advanced, Practical Etudes (Kagarice Brass Editions)

2004 – Low Brass Album of Art Songs (Universal Editions): A text giving historical perspective to the pedagogical practice of brass players transcribing vocal music. Contains transcriptions, translations, and editions of music or John Dowland, Franz Schubert, and Gabriel Fauré.

2002 – School Band and Orchestra Magazine; “How to Buy a Euphonium” (July, 2002 edition)