This Chamber Connect installment features The McCain Duo. Join us Saturday, May 23 at 8 PM on YouTube Premieres with Artina and Martin McCain, where they will offer performances of Gershwin’s Three Preludes, music by Austin’s own David Wilborn, and more. The evening will include live commentary from the Duo about life as musicians and their upcoming projects. If you have a Google or YouTube account, you can join our live chat while watching the performance. If you do not have an account, you can still enjoy the video and view the comment feed.
Visit the YouTube Premieres page now to request a reminder for Saturday evening; otherwise, just mark your calendar for this Saturday, May 23 at 8 PM CT!
Artina McCain, piano
Pianist Artina McCain enjoys a career as a pedagogue, solo, and chamber musician nationally and internationally. Most recently, she has appeared with Oregon East Symphony, Memphis Symphony, and the Austin Civic Orchestra. Television appearance include features on CSPAN and a featured leader in the PBS documentary series “Roadtrip Nation: Degree of Impact.” Recent honors include an Outstanding Collegiate Teaching Awards, American Prize Winner, Austin Critics Table Award, and Global Music Award.
She graduated from Southern Methodist University, Cleveland Institute of Music and University of Texas at Austin. Currently, she is Coordinator of Piano Studies at University of Memphis.
Martin McCain, bass trombone
Bass trombonist and Global Music Award Gold Medal winner Martin McCain’s career as a musician spans an impressive scope of genres. A third-generation musician, he maintains a versatile performance schedule as a soloist, chamber, orchestral and jazz/commercial musician. According to the International Trombone Association Journal, his playing has been described as “solid and masterful.” McCain is in high demand as a performer and clinician throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
Martin is Professor of Trombone at Texas State University, where he directs the Trombone Choir and Jazz Trombone Ensembles. Under his leadership, the Trombone Choir and Jazz Trombone Ensembles have been invited to perform at the International Trombone Festival, American Trombone Workshop, Big 12 Trombone Conference and Texas Music Educators Association Convention and have released two commercial recordings. He is also the founder/director of the Texas State Trombone Symposium. In addition to his duties at Texas State, Martin is on the faculty for the Austin Chamber Music Workshop, Interharmony International Music Festival, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the SliderAsia Music Festival.