Dr. Martin McCain was a guest artist at the American Trombone Workshop in Washington D.C. He presented a masterclass with his chamber ensemble, the Minor 4th Trombone Quartet, served on the jury for the National Bass Trombone Solo Competition and was a guest soloist with the University of Toronto’s Trombone Choir and the U.S. Army Concert Band “Pershing’s Own”.
McCain performed with the IRIS Orchestra under the direction of Michael Stern and recorded a live broadcast with the ensemble on Memphis’ WKNO classical radio station. He also performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Robert Moody. Dr. McCain presented a masterclass to the trombone studio at the University of Memphis and a music business lecture entitled “Discover Yourself: Make Your Own Opportunities” at the University of Texas at Austin.
He hosted the Texas State Trombone Symposium, which included guest artists from the Atlanta Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic and Zurich Opera. The Symposium’s international solo competition final round drew competitors from the Amsterdam Conservatory, Michigan State University, the University of North Texas, Oklahoma State University, Baylor University, the University of Southern Mississippi and Baylor University.
Additionally, McCain’s second solo album “Shades” received a strong review in the recent quarterly journal of the International Trombone Association.