The Texas State University Trombone Choir, under the direction of Dr. Martin McCain, recently performed the National Anthem at the Dell Diamond for the Round Rock Express game on Texas State Night. The performance can be found here .
Dr. Rebecca M. Doran Eaton presented a paper, “Musical Metamorphosis: Breaking the Fourth Wall Through Diegeticizing and Metacaesura,” at the 11th annual Music and the Moving Image Conference in New York City May 27, 2016. The conference draws a range of scholars from all over the world, including musicologists, music cognition specialists, and music theorists who focus on film, television, and video games. Eaton’s research was featured beyond her own talk, as several other scholars cited her prior scholarship on minimalist film music in their own presentations.
Several trombonists have been accepted into various summer music festivals/workshops:
Camden Scarborough was accepted into the Southeast Trombone Symposium’s Participant Class and advanced in the S.E. Shires Orchestra Mock Audition Competition. He will study with members of the New York Philharmonic and Atlanta Symphony.
Michael Martinez was accepted into the Pacific Region International Music Academy where he will travel to Canada and perform the 5th symphonies of Mahler and Shostakovich in addition to studying with members of the Vancouver Symphony.
Michael Johnson was accepted into the Participant Class of Chicago Symphony trombonist Michael Mulcahy’s week-long masterclass at Northwestern University.
Patrick Harwell and Matthew Flores have been accepted into Jim Pugh’s Complete Trombonist Workshop at the University of Illinois.
Additionally, Camden Scarborough, Michael Martinez and Ramiro Cortez will join the student staff at the 2016 International Trombone Festival hosted at the Juilliard School. All are students of Dr. Martin McCain.