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Trombone recital to feature guest performer Philip Martinson

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present guest artist Philip Martinson on trombone on Thursday, October 26. The recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. in McCutcheon Recital Hall. The recital will feature the works of composer Brian Sadler, a Musician First Class and trombonist/arranger in the U.S. Navy Fleet Bands. Dr. Lucas Kaspar, an assistant professor of music at CU, will join Martinson for two selections. All works on the recitals will use pre-recorded accompaniment, including natural and synthetic sounds.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens, military members and non-CU students. Cameron students, faculty, and staff are admitted at no charge with a valid CU ID. To reserve tickets, please call 580-581-2346 or visit https://www.cameron.edu/art-music-and-theatre/events/buy-tickets.

Martinson enjoys an exciting multifaceted musical career serving as principal trombone of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and as an associate professor of music at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he has taught since 2017. He is also principal trombone of the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra and is active as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States. He has performed numerous times at the International Trombone Festival as well as at 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 joining the OKC Philharmonic, Martinson held the position of second trombone with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra for three seasons. Additionally, he was co-principal trombone of the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, Missouri, and has performed with professional ensembles in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. 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 presented a lecture entitled, “Sound Development through Non-Traditional Techniques.”

Martinson earned 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.



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