About this Artist
Bassist Ethan Moffitt currently studies double bass with Dr. David H. Young and Peter Lloyd, composition with Michael McLean, orchestral conducting with Maxim Eshkenazy, and music theory with Kathy Sawada at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, and has been recognized with multiple honors for his compositions. Ethan won first prize in both the 2017 Herb Pomeroy Jazz Composition and Arranging Contest, sponsored by the Berklee College of Music's Jazz Composition Department and Professional Writing Division, and the Dr. J. Douglas White Essentially Ellington Student Composition/Arranging Contest for his Big Band arrangement of Chick Corea's Humpty Dumpty. The Colburn Jazz Workshop's Big Band premiered the work at their winter concert in January, was performed by the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, and was recorded by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in New York, under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. Ethan was the recipient of the Herb Pomeroy Competition's third prize in 2016, for his original Big Band composition, Cross Streets. Cross Streets was also 1st place winner in the high school division of the 6th Annual Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Composition Competition. Ethan's classical composition, Ode for String Orchestra, was premiered by the Colburn Chamber Orchestra in May 2016 and was performed by the Colburn Youth Orchestra on their inaugural European tour in the summer of 2016, performing in Prague, Austria, Salzburg, and Munich.