Erik Schmalz, an early brass specialist, can be heard on numerous recordings, including a 2013 Grammy-nominated album by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and The Trinity Baroque Orchestra. Erik works internationally with prestigious ensembles, including Piffaro, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Handel and Haydn Society, Apollo’s Fire, Green Mountain Project, Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, and Dark Horse Consort, performing on renaissance through romantic period trombones, renaissance slide trumpet, and recorder. In addition, he was cast as one of the seven instrumentalists in the Globe Theater's productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night, the first time Broadway has used period instruments exclusively. Erik received degrees in trombone performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He resides in Collinsville, Connecticut.