Trombone Recital Featuring Guest Performer Philip Martinson

by Madonna

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts is set to enchant music enthusiasts with a special guest artist, Philip Martinson, on trombone. Join us for an evening of musical brilliance on Thursday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. The recital will unfold in the mesmerizing setting of McCutcheon Recital Hall.

This remarkable recital will showcase the compositions of Brian Sadler, an esteemed Musician First Class, and a trombonist/arranger in the U.S. Navy Fleet Bands. Dr. Lucas Kaspar, an assistant professor of music at Cameron University, will join Philip Martinson for two spellbinding selections. Every piece featured in this recital will be accompanied by pre-recorded sounds, incorporating a harmonious blend of natural and synthetic elements.


A Glimpse into Philip Martinson’s Distinguished Career:
Philip Martinson boasts a multifaceted musical career, serving as the principal trombonist of the prestigious Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He is also an associate professor of music at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he has been sharing his musical wisdom since 2017. In addition to these roles, he holds the position of principal trombonist in the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra. Martinson is a highly active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer throughout the United States. He has graced the stage at renowned events such as the International Trombone Festival, the International Music by Women Festival, the University of Florida International Brass Festival & Conference, OK Mozart International Music Festival, and the American Trombone Workshop.


Prior to his tenure with the OKC Philharmonic, Philip Martinson held the position of second trombonist with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra for three seasons. He also served as co-principal trombonist with the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, Missouri. Martinson’s musical journey has seen him perform with professional ensembles in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. Notably, he was selected as a member of the William Cramer Memorial Trombone Choir at the 2021 International Trombone Festival. As a presenting artist at the 2017 International Trombone Festival, he captivated audiences with his lecture titled “Sound Development through Non-Traditional Techniques.”


Martinson’s impressive educational background includes a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Akron.

Don’t miss this exceptional evening of musical mastery, as Philip Martinson’s trombone performance promises to be a journey through melodious brilliance and artistic finesse. Join us for an unforgettable experience at McCutcheon Recital Hall.


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