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James A. Martin

Principal Trombone

James Aaron Martin is an orchestral and solo trombonist based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region. He received Master of Music and Pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Aarhus, Denmark and his Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the Shenandoah Conservatory. During his studies, Martin has been a frequent recitalist of 20th century music and has given performances of solo repertoire for trombone and organ worldwide. Martin was honored to work alongside former Berlin Philharmonic bass trombonist, Stefan Schulz, in the premiere of Poul Ruder’s Concertino at the 2009 International Trombone Festival.

Martin has joined an impressive list of orchestras and chamber ensembles in Europe and North America. Some of the most notable include The Esbjerg Ensemble, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Aarhus Sinfonietta, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, The World Orchestra, South Florida Symphony, and debut performances of Daniel Schnyder’s Trombone Quartet in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and The Netherlands. He also currently serves as faculty at Shepherd University along with his positions at Loudoun Symphony Orchestra and The American Pops Orchestra.