2021 Mentor

Ava Ordman

After twenty-four years as principal trombone with the Grand Rapids Symphony – a job she attained at the age of 19 – Ava Ordman moved to the Detroit area to work as a psychologist and continue as a freelance trombonist. While working in Grand Rapids at age 41, Ordman returned to school to pursue a …

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Faye-Ellen Silverman

Composer Faye–Ellen Silverman, a founding board member of the IWBC, holds a BA from Barnard College (cum laude and honors in music), an AM from Harvard University, and a DMA from Columbia University. First published at age 24, approximately 90 of her compositions are now available from Subito Music Corporation, including many works for brass. …

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