women brass players playing music by women, women-identifying, and non binary composers
- working together to inspire and improve the lives of women in our community -
eGALitarian is a brass ensemble of women from graduates of conservatories across New York City. We are dedicated to inspiring and improving the lives of women of all ages in our community - through outreach events and performances across the city. We operate primarily as a brass quintet and trio but also love joining together as a large brass ensemble. eGALitarian began in spring 2017 through the collaboration of co founders Kaitlyn Resler and Kate Amrine.
We collaborate with a diverse array of organizations throughout the city with each concert to assist and benefit women in the community. Our most recent 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.
Recently, eGALitarian was 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. We were also recently 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. eGALitarian was also invited and presented a recital at the 2019 International Women’s Brass Conference in May.
May 14th at 6pm
Recital at Queens New Music Festival
Music by Ethel Smyth, Joan Tower, Gina Gillie, Brianna Ware, Jessica Meyer, Jennifer Higdon, and more
March 24th at 4pm
Recital at Spectrum (Female Composers' Festival)
70 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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 19th at 2pm
May 21st - 25th
Recital at the International Women's Brass Conference
Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona
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.