Marcia Martin, instructor of bassoon at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, earned her BM in bassoon performance from the University of Iowa. Continuing her education at the Eastman School of Music, she earned an MM in Bassoon Performance and Literature and a Performer’s Certificate. Previously, she was instructor of bassoon at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Currently, Marcia teaches bassoon the University of Dubuque as well as the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.
Marcia holds the 2nd bassoon position with the Waterloo - Cedar Falls Symphony. She performs regularly with Julien Wind Ensemble and enjoys being a regular substitute with ensembles such as the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, and the Quad City Symphony. Formerly, she was the 2nd bassoonist of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY. She was also a regular substitute with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Marcia has participated in summer music festivals such as the National Repertory Orchestra, the Round Top Festival Institute, and the American Russian Young Artists’ Orchestra (World Tour), the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, and the Oberlin Conservatory’s Baroque Performance Institute.
As a chamber musician, Marcia is currently a member of the Dubuque Chamber Players and the Julien Chamber Winds. She has frequently been a guest artist at the University of Tennessee at Martin Chamber Music Festival. Marcia has also been a member of chamber ensembles such as the Alexandrian Woodwind Quintet (Russell Award Winner of the 1998 Coleman Chamber Music Competition), the American Russian Young Artist Chamber Ensemble, and the SUNY Geneseo Faculty Woodwind Quintet.