Marcia Martin, an eastern Iowa native, is the adjunct instructor of bassoon at the University of Northern Iowa. She serves as second bassoonist with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with area ensembles including Orchestra Iowa and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she held the 2nd bassoon position with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, New York and was an active substitute with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Marcia has participated in several reputable summer music festivals including the Roundtop Festival Institute, the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s 1996 Japan Tour, the Heidelberg Castle Festival (Germany), and the American Russian Young Artists’ Orchestra World Tour, the National Repertory Orchestra, and Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute.
An active chamber musician, she performs with local ensembles such as the Dubuqe Chamber Players, the Julien Chamber Winds of Dubuque, Iowa and the Rountree Ensemble of Platteville, Wisconsin. Marcia has also performed with notable chamber ensembles such as, the American Russian Young Artists’ Chamber Ensemble, the State University of New York at Geneseo’s Faculty Woodwind Quintet, and the Alexander Woodwind Quintet (Russell Award Winner of the 1998 Coleman Chamber Music Competition.)
In addition to her work at UNI, Ms. Martin serves as adjunct instructor of bassoon at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and teaches bassoon at the Northeast Iowa School of Music in Dubuque, Iowa. From 1996-1999 she held the position of adjunct instructor of bassoon at the State University of New York at Geneseo.
Marcia is a graduate of the University of Iowa. She earned her Master of Music in Bassoon Performance and Literature and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.