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Ellery Trafford


Originally from Georgia, Ellery Trafford is a New York-based percussionist specializing in contemporary chamber music who thrives on the search for new means of expression.

Trafford has attended the Sō Percussion Summer Institute, the Bang On A Can Summer Festival, the Third Practice Electroacoustic Festival, the Spark Electronic Arts Festival, and the Beijing Modern Music Festival. He has performed at venues in New York and abroad from the eminent to the underground including Beijing’s National Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Hall, The Stone, Roulette, among others. Special projects include co-founding ensembles like TAK, a quintet + electronics, and OUTLAW, a percussion/piano performance art duo.

Trafford holds degrees from Georgia State University, Bowling Green State University, and the Manhattan School of Music.