malamut lizaLiza Malamut regularly appears as a sackbut specialist with the country's premier early music groups. Engagements have included performances with the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Camerata, Music of the Baroque, Seraphic Fire, The Sebastians, Trinity Baroque, the Boston Early Music Festival, Piffaro, Baroque Orchestration X, Apollo's Fire, The Green Mountain Project, Mercury! The Orchestra Redefined, Dark Horse Consort, Boston Baroque, and others. Liza is the recipient of a 2017-2018 American Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for her work on the integration of historical performance practice with mainstream teaching. She looks forward to receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Historical Trombone from Boston University in Spring 2018. Liza has given master classes and coachings at Boston University, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Tufts University, Loyola University, University of Central Oklahoma, and Northeastern University. In 2015, Liza served as Visiting Lecturer in Sackbut at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and she continues to teach students in her home city of Boston. Liza holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Boston University, where she studied modern trombone with John Marcellus and Don Lucas, respectively. After receiving her Master of Music degree, she spent a year touring the United States with her Indiana-based chamber ensemble, appearing with the Buffalo Symphony, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and at many other venues across America. Her work with children and students has inspired various large-scale outreach projects, including several family-friendly productions of Heinrich Schütz's Weihnachtshistorie, staged in New York and Boston in collaboration with the New York-based vocal collective Musica Nuova; and Singen und Sagen: Music for Hope in a Time of War, a concert of works by Michael Praetorius in collaboration with the Schola Cantorum of Rochester. For these and other projects, she has been the recipient of the Paul R. Judy Polyphonic Grant and the 2017 Early Music America Outreach Grant.

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