Joined the RPO in 1989
Mark Kellogg is Associate Professor of Trombone, Euphonium, and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music and Co-Director of the Eastman Trombone Choir. In addition, he enjoys playing classical and orchestral pops repertoire as the Principal Trombone of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Kellogg has appeared as soloist with the RPO on many occasions, performing the concerti of Tomasi, Albrechtsberger, Larsson, Schilkret, and Jeff Tyzik (commissioned by the RPO in celebration of the Orchestra’s 80th anniversary), works by Elliott Carter and Fred Sturm and numerous jazz and euphonium solos on the orchestra’s Pops series. Prior to his appointment in the RPO, he performed as a member of the San Francisco Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, and National Repertory Orchestra. He has been a frequent guest with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, appearing as soloist in the Eastman Theatre and on tours to Japan and Carnegie Hall.
Active as a jazz and chamber musician, Kellogg was a founding member of the brass and percussion ensemble Rhythm & Brass, touring the United States and Japan and recording four CDs during his two years in the group. He has also performed with Clark Terry, Chris Vadala, Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Daniels, and Mel Tormé. Recent jazz and commercial recordings include collaborations with Jeff Tyzik, Gene Bertoncini, Allen Vizzutti, Steve Gadd, and Gap Mangione. His jazz recording with Eastman School faculty colleague pianist Tony Caramia, Upstate Standards, celebrates the music of upstate New York composers Harold Arlen, Alec Wilder, and Jimmy Van Heusen. Kellogg’s most recent CD, Impressions, is a collection of French music for trombone and piano, featuring pianists Joseph Werner and Christopher Azzara.
A Conn Trombone performing artist, Kellogg has made appearances at numerous low brass symposia including the International Trombone Festival, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, the Northeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, and the New York Brass Conference. He has also performed as soloist with ensembles such as the Hartford Symphony, the US Army Orchestra, the University of Rochester Symphony, the Youngstown Symphony, the Hamilton New Music Ensemble, and the Penfield Symphony.
In 2006, Kellogg initiated Eastman’s annual Summer Trombone Institute, a week-long workshop for high school and college trombonists. In June 2014, he served as co-host of the International Trombone Festival, held at the Eastman School. He lives in Pittsford, NY with his wife, flutist Joanna Bassett, and their son Rob.
Photo Credit: Kate Lemmon