Artist-in-Residence in Euphonium
Euphoniumist Martin Cochran enjoys an active and diverse career as a soloist, educator, and chamber musician.
Previously an Instructor of Music at Columbus State University and the University of Alabama-Birmingham, he joined the faculty of Kennesaw State University in Fall 2015. He previously taught at the University of Montevallo and the University of West Georgia. His experiences have taken him across the United States and abroad. As a soloist, he has appeared with a variety of ensembles, including the United States Army Orchestra, professional brass bands, and numerous wind bands of all levels. He is a former winner of the Leonard Falcone solo competition and the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference solo competition, mock band audition competition, and tuba-euphonium quartet competition. He has presented recitals and masterclasses at numerous international and regional ITEA conferences, and has taught on the faculties of the International Euphonium-Tuba Festival, the Low Brass Bootcamp, and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. An active chamber musician, he performs regularly with the UAB Faculty Brass Quintet, the Southeastern Tuba Quartet, and has toured with the Sotto Voce Quartet. He holds a DMA from the University of Alabama, a MM in conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a BME from Louisiana State University. His primary teachers include Mike Dunn, Alan Baer, and Larry Campbell. He also studied conducting with Thomas Dvorak and Gerald Welker. He is an artist/clinician for Adams Musical Instruments (NL).