women brass players playing music by women, trans, and non binary composers
- working together to inspire and improve the lives of underrepresented voices in our community -
eGALitarian is a brass ensemble of women dedicated to inspiring and impacting the lives of women in our New York City community. Musically, we mostly play contemporary works by female, trans and non binary composers but have often performed traditional brass quintet repertoire in various settings. eGALitarian strives to collaborate directly with composers and feature a conversation with the composer at the concert about the piece. We also love performing themed concerts in outreach settings and finding new ways to connect audiences to contemporary brass chamber music. We operate primarily as a brass quintet and as a trio but love joining together with other friends as a large brass ensemble. eGALitarian began in spring 2017 through the collaboration of co founders Kaitlyn Resler and Kate Amrine.
Project eGALitarian is a recipient of a 2021 Chamber Music America Ensemble Forward grant, made possible with generous support from the New York Community Trust. As a part of this grant, we are excited to begin working with Eric Reed throughout the year. In spring 2020, eGALitarian was invited to perform as a brass trio at the New York Women Composers Gala to raise money for future Seed Grants. GALitarian was invited and presented a recital at the 2019 International Women’s Brass Conference in May in Phoenix, Arizona. We were selected as a recipient of the 2019 New York Women Composers Seed Grant. This grant enabled us to produce a concert of new works by New York women composers in May at Spectrum as a part of their Female Composers Festival. In 2018 we were awarded a Juilliard Project Grant which funded a music video project of Gina Gillie’s Brass Trio staged in various iconic NYC locations. Check out the final versions on our youtube channel.
We collaborate with a diverse array of organizations throughout the city with each concert to assist and benefit women in the community. Our Halloween concert helped raise in-kind donations of candy and costumes for women and children facing homelessness with the Women in Need organization. We have also played at a benefit fundraiser to an organization raising money and supplies for pregnant women in Haiti. Outside of our partnerships with organizations, we also plan to develop relationships with women-led businesses across the city to join forces and promote women in music and business.
Social Media @project_egalitarian
Upcoming Shows - coming soon!
June 26th at 5 pm
March 8th at 6:30 pm
eGALitarian brass trio performs music by Rain Worthington and
Dorothy Gates at the New York Women Composer's Gala
National Opera Center
330 Seventh Ave New York NY
June 12th at 7 pm
eGALitarian plays Kevin Joest’s newest composition at FED
307 W. 121st St. #4, NY NY 10027
March 24th at 4pm
Recital at Spectrum (Female Composers' Festival)
70 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
May 19th at 2pm
Recital at the Trinity Sunset Park Church Concert Series
411 46th St, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Music by Ethel Smyth, Joan Tower, Alyssa Reit, Gina Gillie, Brianna Ware, Adrianna Figueroa Mañas, Jessica Meyer, and Jennifer Higdon
May 21st - 25th
Recital at the International Women's Brass Conference
Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona
Oct 22 at 7:30
eGALitarian WINS Halloween
Arete Venue and Gallery
67 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
eGALitarian debut Concert featuring music by Jennifer Higdon, Tania Leon, Nicole Piunno, Gina Gillie, Libby Larsen, and Jessica Meyer
St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church
58-02 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377
Sep 21 at 7:30
eGALitarian brass quintet - live from Prospect Park - performing music by Ethel Smyth, Barbara York, Brittany Green, Cait Nishimura, Zoe Cutler, Jessica Meyer, Alyssa Reit, Gina Gillie and Jennifer Higdon
February 2020 - Check out our new faces! We love having eGALitarian members across the country so we can have friends to play with everywhere but sadly this means our NYC group changes slightly. Our 2021 personnel (and hopefully for many more years) is Kate Amrine and Jackie Coleman on trumpet, Liz Schmidt on french horn, Julie Dombroski on trombone, and Caitlin Jodoin on tuba. Excited for a year of playing together!
January 2020 - We are so honored to be one of the Chamber Music America Ensemble Forward grantees. We are so excited and grateful to CMA for this opportunity and can't wait to work with Eric Reed throughout the year.
May 2019 - We are headed cross country to Arizona because we have been invited to perform at the International Women's Brass Conference.
January 8th, 2019 - Co Founder Kaitlyn Resler is having a great time as a new member of the Florida Orchestra horn section. While we are sad to see her go, keep your eyes peeled for a Florida chapter of eGALitarian.
January 1st, 2019 - New Years Updates -
Kate Amrine holds the trumpet/flugel/piccolo trumpet chair on Alice by Heart - a new off broadway show running end of January to March
Melissa Hagstedt is performing The Planets with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony and auditioning for graduate schools.
Caitlin Jodoin is competing at the first Canadian Women's Brass Collective and launching her new website.
Alia Kuhnert is a guest artist at the Fresno City College Annual Brass Bash and performing with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra.
Sam Lake is performing with Seraph Brass.
Kaitlyn Resler has just been appointed as the second horn of the Florida Orchestra.
December 2018 - We are so honored to be recipients of the Juilliard Project Grant. This funds two music videos of Scenes from the Bayou by Gina Gillie for brass trio. These videos are filmed and edited by Mei Stone.
August 2018 - We are so honored to be recipients of the New York Women Composer's Seed Money Grant. This grant funds a concert of works by New York Women composers.