Erik Schmalz slide trumpet & sackbut, received degrees in trombone performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Two years after graduation, he was introduced to period instruments and early music. Since then, Erik has had the opportunity to perform on early trombone and slide trumpet with a wide range of the top ensembles in North America including Spiritus Collective, Ciaramella, The New York Collegium, Tafelmusik, Clarion Music Society, Piffaro,Early Music New York, Toronto Consort, Aston Magna,San Francisco Bach Choir, Blue Heron, Boston Shawmand Sackbut Ensemble and Mercury Baroque. In addition,he has recorded with The New York Collegium, Early Music New York, Aston Magna, Trinity Baroque Orchestra and Ciaramella. Erik is currently a freelance performer and private teacher residing in Collinsville, Connecticut.