Casey Martin - Trumpet
Casey Martin is an active performer, composer, and educator in the Central Texas area. Hailing from Long Beach, CA, Casey received bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Composition from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach and a master’s degree in Composition from the University of Texas at Austin. Casey was the recipient of multiple scholarships, fellowships, and awards during his studies, including the exclusive Composition and Theory Department Fellowship at UT. He also participated in national and international music competitions, finishing 2nd place at the National Trumpet Competition in 2016 with UT’s Trumpet Ensemble.
As a performer, Casey serves as a core member of the Austin Brass Collective and principal trumpet with the Cedar Park Winds. Prior to moving to Texas, he won and held the position of principal trumpet with the Los Angeles-based YMF Debut Orchestra, one of the nation’s premier training orchestras. He has also performed with True Brass Choir, Southern California Brass Consortium, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra.
Casey’s original music has been performed around the world. His 2017 work "Ashen Skies of a Timeworn World" was premiered by the UT Wind Ensemble under the direction of Jerry Junkin and has continued to receive numerous international performances. Casey was commissioned three times by Prof. Ray Sasaki (retired) at UT Austin to write pieces for the trumpet ensemble to perform at the National Trumpet Competition, two of which led to 2nd place finishes. Most recently, Casey served as the composer-in-residence for the 2022 Austin Trumpet Camp.
Casey maintains a thriving studio of over fifty students in Leander ISD. His students have successfully auditioned into Region and All-State ensembles, received superior ratings at Solo and Ensemble festivals, and participated in summer music camps around the state. Casey’s students have gone on to pursue music at the collegiate level in top university music programs, including Texas State University and the University of North Texas