Atlanta Chamber Brass
Brass Musicians Serving the Atlanta Area
The Atlanta Chamber Brass is comprised of five of Atlanta’s most active musicians and educators. The ACB endeavors to inspire with its dual mission of polished musical performances and engaging educational concerts.
The ACB performs in multi-faceted capacities including recitals, sacred services and ceremonial occasions. Boasting a wide variety of repertoire from the baroque period through today’s living composers the Atlanta Chamber Brass is sure to fit the bill for any audience.
The musicians of the ACB are strong advocates of music education and believe in inspiring students creativity, analytical skills and fostering a lifelong love for music. The Atlanta Chamber Brass’s School House concert series provides the perfect medium for students K-12. These performances are modeled after the National Standards for Music as published by the Music Educators National Conference. The ACB provides teacher resources for all educational performances that will enhance the student’s total musical experience.
Mark Dulin leads an active career as a performer and educator. Dr. Dulin has performed frequently with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra and Winston Salem Symphony. He is a former member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, has performed as acting Co-Principal of the Florida West Coast Symphony, performed with the Orchestra Tenerife Symphony Orchestra (Spain), and served as Principal Trumpet of the Western Piedmont Symphony. Dr. Dulin is a former faculty member at the University of Akron, Winthrop University, the Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music, the University of North Carolina Charlotte and the University of North Florida.
As a chamber musician, Dulin has performed with the Charlotte Symphony Chamber Players, Florida Brass Quintet and the Atelier Ensemble. In October 2009 Mark Dulin gave the North American Premiere of Dimitri Shostakovich's Op. 41a with the Emerson String Quartet.
Mark Dulin is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and SUNY Stony Brook.
Mark Dulin is a Vincent Bach Artist.
Rolando Fernandez is a native of Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. He began study of the trumpet at age 11 and has since appeared as a soloist throughout the Southeast. Mr. Fernandez leads an active career as a performer and educator, and is a founding member of the Atlanta Chamber Brass. Rolando Fernandez frequently performs with several professional ensembles in both classical and jazz, including Atlanta’s leading jazz commercial groups Joe Gransden and his Big Band, and Bumpin’ the Mango.
Rolando Fernandez is in demand as a clinician, and maintains a large private studio in the metro Atlanta area. Fernandez is a graduate of Young Harris College and Mercer University Townsend School of Music. His main teachers are Jonathan Swygert, Dr. John Bryant, Dr. Benny Ferguson. Additionally, Mr. Fernandez studied with Vince DiMartino, Ken Larson, Jan Roller, John Aley at Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Rolando Fernandez performs exclusively on Vincent Bach Trumpets and is a Vincent Bach Artist.
Atlanta based Horn player Eric Hawkins frequently performs with ensembles such as The Atlanta Pops Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera Orchestra, The Georgia Symphony Orchestra, Serenbe Playhouse, and his woodwind quintet, Little 5 Winds. Hawkins has collaborated and performed with artists and bands including Hans Zimmer, Kansas, Chloë Agnew, Katie Deal, Secret Garden, and John Driskell Hopkins from Zac Brown Band. He has recorded with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and bluegrass band Balsam Range for the band’s newest album “Mountain Overture,” released in April 2018. Mr. Hawkins graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.M. in Music Performance from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University, and also earned an M.M. in Music Performance from Georgia State University. He is a past winner of the Southeast Horn Workshop Quartet Competition (2013), the Atlanta Horn Clinic Solo Competition (2016), and the Brumby Concerto Competition
(2016) with his performance of the Franz Strauss Concerto, Op. 8. His primary teachers include Kristen Hansen, Jason Eklund, Anna Dodd, and Brice Andrus. He is a faculty member at the University of West Georgia and maintains his own teaching studio throughout the greater Atlanta area.
Erin Cundiff is a graduate of the University of Georgia Hodgson
School of Music where she studied with Josh Bynum. She is an active performer and educator throughout the Atlanta area. As a performer, Cundiff leads an eclectic career performing with groups such as the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, the Dekalb Symphony and the Georgia Brass Band, US Beat, Emerald Empire Band, Atlanta Beat as well as with numerous other ensembles crossing all genres and styles. Erin has performed at GMEA, the Eastern Trombone Workshop, the International Trombone Festival and internationally at the Jungfrau Music Festival in Switzerland. In addition to her performance schedule, Erin is in demand as a private instructor and maintains an active presence in Atlanta area
Tubist Corey Sherman leads an active career as a performer, clinician and private instructor in the metro Atlanta area. Sherman has performed frequently with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brass, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Macon Symphony Orchestra. He currently serves as Principal Eb Bass of the Georgia Brass Band. Sherman has served as Interim Instructor of Tuba at Columbus State University. Sherman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Alabama and a Master of Music degree in Music Performance from Columbus State University Schwob School of Music. His primary teachers are Andrew Miller, Demondrae Thurman, and Joel
Mason, with additional instruction from Sam Pilafian, David Zerkel, and Eric Bubacz.