The Musicians of Eclectic Collective
Eclectic Collective began as an idea to explore nonstandard combinations of instruments, opening up repertoire possibilities from all style periods. Members are multi-instrumentalists who play an array of historical and contemporary instruments.
About the Ensemble
Kelly Brzozowski is a harpist who continues to find herself in new and unusual musical endeavors. She is an avid and enthusiastic educator in the fields of classical and traditional music and has performed throughout Europe and the United States. Fortunate enough to be raised between traditions, she has a lifetime of experience in both Celtic and classical music. Kelly performs regularly in chamber ensembles on the Renaissance harp, triple harp, lever harp, and modern pedal harp, with repertoire ranging from Medieval to 21st century compositions. She maintains a large teaching studio in her home in Atlanta and coaches students for competitions throughout the country. Kelly tours regularly with the Celtic/Appalachian duo, The Reel Sisters, and has performed in venues from New Mexico to New York. She is a National Scottish Harp Champion, has received a BMUS in Classical Performance, and holds a Masters Diploma from the University of North Wales in performance and traditional musicology.
Rosalind Buda is a versatile and diverse performer and educator, playing and teaching music from Scottish smallpipes and Highland bagpipes to classical bassoon. Rosalind is passionate about teaching musicians of all ages, and her years of experience in both classical and folk music give her a unique perspective and a multi-faceted, holistic approach to learning. As a performer, Rosalind freelances and tours regularly with the Celtic/Appalachian pipe and harp duo, The Reel Sisters, on smallpipes, whistles, and vocals. The Reel Sisters have toured from New Mexico to New York and revel in sharing traditional tunes and stories. In addition to her duo, Rosalind performs regularly as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and reader with various ensembles including Houston-based Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble as well other bagpipe-centric bands. As a bassoonist, Rosalind is an avid performer of chamber music and orchestral music in the Southeast. Rosalind received her MM in bassoon performance from New England Conservatory.
Sarah Dietrich earned her percussion performance degree from Western Michigan University. As an undergraduate she studied with Judy Moonert and Mark Guthrie, but moved to the Atlanta area to continue timpani study with Mark Yancich. An active performer, she has been a member of Kalamazoo, Columbus, Macon, and Savannah symphony orchestras, as well as a substitute for the Chattanooga Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Sarah continued her studies at Kennesaw State Univeristy where she earned a Georgia teaching certificate. She has led percussion studies at Kell High School, Allatoona High School, and Kennesaw Mountain High School. Sarah is a active percussion clinician and adjudicator and has presented at the Music for All Summer Symposium and the Spirit Camp at Jacksonville State University. Along with her husband Rick, Sarah founded Sound Art Percussion, a company that works to build resources and communication tools that provide pedagogical and logistical information to band directors, percussion instructors, and percussion performers of all ages and experience levels.
Jody Miller’s background is rich in woodwind and brass study and performance, but he is primarily a recorder player. Jody is Director of the weeklong Mountain Collegium Early Music and Folk Music Workshop, Music Director and conductor of Lauda Musicam of Atlanta, and a frequent faculty member at workshops throughout the country. Jody serves on the Board of Directors for the American Recorder Society and has previously served on the Board of the Atlanta Early Music Alliance. Jody regularly performs with Amethyst Baroque Ensemble, a group dually-based in Atlanta and Athens (GA). He is also a member of Ritornello Baroque Ensemble and BlockPartie Recorder Quartet. Jody has performed the premieres of works by Timothy Broege, Martha Bishop, and Gregory Hamilton, and enjoys collaborating with players of modern instruments. He has also appeared with Cincinnati Opera, New Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Victoria Bach Festival, and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.