A play on the words Nordeste (Portuguese for Northeast) and Trio, NordesTrio is dedicated to the creation and performance of contemporary works for a very distinctive instrumentation: trumpet, horn, and piano. The trio is based in Northeast Arkansas and consists of professors of Arkansas State University, Dr. Nairam Simoes, Dr. Juli Buxbaum and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark. NordesTrio has collaborated with some of today’s most esteemed Brazilian composers to premiere and record new works featuring Brazilian genres from the Northeast that are little known to the public. The Nordeste of Brazil is a region with varied and abundant cultural riches that holds a multitude of art forms. Composers from that region have unified their forces in a movement called Brazilian Armorial Art that aims to create art forms rooted in the popular culture of the regional traditions of Northeastern Brazil. The members of NordesTrio seek to bring an equal dedication to all of their artistic endeavors, balancing their commitment to music education while maintaining busy performing careers around the world.