Monthly Archives: March 2018

NATS musical theater competition winners

Four Texas State music students made the list of winners for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Texoma Region musical theater competition:

Upper College MT Men:
2nd Place:  Reese Landis (Junior), student of Michelle Haché

Lower College MT Women:
3rd Place: Annisha Mackenzie (Sophomore), student of Michelle Haché

Lower College MT Men:
2nd Place:  James Adamson (Freshman), student of Youna Hartgraves
3rd Place:   Garrett Douglas (Sophomore), student of Michelle Haché

All of these students are now eligible to compete for a spot in NATS National Semi-Finals for musical theater.

Trombone prof activities

Dr. Martin McCain recently performed with the IRIS Orchestra conducted by Michael Stern at the IRIS Orchestra Gala. Joshua Bell performed 3 concerti for violin and orchestra.


McCain also performed as guest 2nd trombone with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra where he sat in between two of his former teachers in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.

On March 1st he led a brass masterclass at Buffalo State University. McCain hosted Italian trombonist Peter Steiner February 18-19 and the Pickett Blackburn company on March 6.

He also received a favorable review of his latest CD, “Trombone Czar: The Extended Version” in the international Brass Herald journal.