Justin Lamb is an active performer and educator from Greenville, South Carolina, currently pursuing his DMA in Percussion Performance & Literature at the Eastman School of Music. Previously, Justin attended the Eastman School of Music for his Masters degree and was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate and the Arts Leadership Certificate. Committed to the performance of contemporary music, he currently serves as the President of the student-run ensemble OSSIA New Music, which annually produces four mainstage concerts in Kilbourn Hall, as well as multiple outreach concerts throughout the Rochester community. More information on OSSIA New Music can be found at ossianewmusic.org.
Throughout his undergraduate career at Furman University, Justin pursued collaborative opportunities with his professor Dr. Omar Carmenates and notable composers such as John Psathas and Matthew Burtner. As co-editor, co-engineer, and recording artist, Justin has received two fellowship awards to work with the John Psathas Percussion Project, which has led to the publication of several percussion ensemble arrangements by Dr. Omar Carmenates through Promethean Editions, as well as a double-CD release through PARMA Records. Currently, Volume 1 is available through all major streaming services while Volume 2 is set for release in the coming year.
Justin can also be heard in the recording of Matthew Burtner’s Six Ecoacoustic Quintets, which explores the relationship between music and environmental research. This album is set to release through PARMA in late 2020 with help from Furman University’s Shi Center for Sustainability. Similar to Burtner’s own artistic pursuit, Justin is currently seeking ways to frame new music as a socially relevant art form that can serve as a platform for major issues today, such as the threat of climate change.