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James Martin

James Aaron Martin is a trombonist based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region. He is an avid recitalist of 20th century music and has given performances of solo repertoire for trombone and chamber music with organ all over the world. In 2019 he was honored to present a full recital of new music for alto, tenor, and bass trombone with organ at the International Trombone Festival.  Martin currently tours the US with organist Dan Miller as Duo twoRESONATE. The two made the North American premieres of Enjott Schneider’s Golgatha (bass trombone & organ) and Drei Pastelles by Reinhard Raue (alto trombone and organ). Martin was named Professor of trombone at Shepherd University in 2016, and hosts an annual workshop there with musicians appearing from all over the world as guest artists. He received a Master of Music and Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Aarhus, Denmark and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA.  

Martin currently holds the position of principal trombone with The American Pops Orchestra and is the second trombonist with Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra. He has worked with a number of symphony and chamber orchestras in Europe and the US, including: The Esbjerg Ensemble, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Sinfonietta, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Maryland Lyric Opera, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, and The World Orchestra.