Beautiful, tense, simple, complicated, formal, improvisatory, familiar, new
Fuze Trio is a cutting-edge chamber music ensemble featuring University of Tennessee at Chattanooga faculty Ronda Benson Ford, flute, Erika Schafer, trumpet, and Jenny Parker, piano. The group performs eclectic repertoire from commissioned world premieres and other modern compositions to arrangements of traditional classical music and popular music, including arrangements by group members themselves. The group had its inaugural performance in Chattanooga, Tennessee in February 2018, premiering its first commission—Michael Broder’s Con ritmo. In January 2020 they were an Ensemble-in-Residence at East Carolina University as part of the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative. Other performances include the 2019 College Music Society South Central Conference at the University of Texas at Tyler and recitals throughout the Southeast.
Fuze Trio is seeking more performance opportunities and collaborations, and is also available for hire. Please contact Erika Schafer at [email protected] if you are interested.