Avant-garde composer, trombonist and conductor Erik Lund received his bachelor’s level at North Illinois School before pursuing graduate research at the School of Illinois. His primary instructors there included Ben Johnston and Morgan Powell. While composing his thesis at Illinois, Lund caused the avant-garde trombonist Vinko Globokar, who highly influenced him being a composer. In 1986, Lund became a teacher at Illinois; since that time, he spent some time working with Anthony Braxton as well as the WALLEYE Improvisation Outfit, and released Compositions, which highlighted his functions along with Morgan Powell’s. Lund’s music continues to be performed with the School of Illinois SONGS Outfit, the Ciosone Trio as well as the Build Road Ramblers, amongst others. Lund happens to be the chair from the structure/theory division from the music section at the School of Illinois.