A member of the music faculty at Tennessee Technological University since 1989, Roger Martin holds degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University (BM; Flute Performance) and Florida State University (MM; Woodwinds Performance, DM; Flute Performance). Martin has concertized extensively, presenting solo recitals in Canada, the Peoples Republic of China, Hong Kong, and throughout the United States. He has been principal flutist with Cookeville, Tennessee’s Bryan Symphony Orchestra (1989-present), the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony (1985-1989), and the Festival Chamber Orchestra of the Breckenridge Music Festival in Colorado (1987-2001). He has also been a featured solo artist with all three of these organizations. In Nashville, Martin has appeared as principal flutist with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, the Nashville Opera, is a regular sub with the Nashville Symphony (with whom he has appeared as guest principal flutist), and does occasional recording session work. Activities with the Cumberland Quintet (in residence at Tennessee Tech University) include numerous yearly concerts, and two compact discs (“Shadows and Dreams” on the Centaur label, “Into the Blue” on the Albany label), as well as performances at national conventions. As a clinician and adjudicator, Martin has been active for the past twenty five years throughout the United States. Previous faculty positions include Minnesota’s Moorhead State University (1984-1989) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (1983-1984).
William Woodworth, Professor of Oboe at Tennessee Technological University, holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music where he was awarded the coveted Performer’s Certificate and Eastern Washington University. His major teacher at the Eastman School was internationally acclaimed pedagogue and performer Robert Sprenkle. Previous to his tenure at Tennessee Tech University, Woodworth taught instrumental music for ten years at Fairport (NY) Central Schools and taught and performed on oboe at the State University of New York at Geneseo. Mr. Woodworth came to Tennessee Tech in 1988 where he is the oboist in the Cumberland Quintet, which has released four compact discs along with several nationally aired radio and TV shows for PBS. Mr. Woodworth is the principal oboist in the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, teaches theory and aural techniques, and coaches several woodwind quintets. He is an active teacher, recitalist, adjudicator and clinician. Woodworth frequently performs and records in Nashville, and has performed on over 1000 CDs with the Nashville String Machine.
Anne Thurmond, Professor of Clarinet, holds degrees from Indiana University at South Bend (Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Music Education) the University of Illinois (Master of Music in clarinet performance) and the University of Georgia (Doctor of Musical Arts in woodwind performance and literature).
In addition to teaching clarinet and directing the TTU clarinet choir, Dr. Thurmond performs with the Cumberland Quintet and is the principal clarinettist with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. She has presented solo and chamber recitals on all five of the woodwind instruments throughout the United States and the Caribbean, including performances at the conferences of the International Clarinet Association, the National Flute Association, the Society for American Music and the Center for Black Music Research. She has also performed with the Cedar Rapids Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Elkhart Symphony, Macon Symphony and Sinfonia da camera. Dr. Thurmond is an active clinician, providing clarinet master classes and clinics throughout the region.
James Lotz, Professor of Music at TTU, is principal bassoonist with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Cumberland Quintet, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and serves on the faculty of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. He has been the principal bassoonist of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra and the Jaap Schroeder Chamber Orchestra as well as a member of the Bridgeport Symphony, Norwalk Symphony, Connecticut Grand Opera, Knoxville Symphony, Breckenridge Music Festival and the Mexico City Philharmonic. An active studio musician in Nashville, he has participated in numerous commercial recordings for PDQ Bach, Matchbox 20, Alan Jackson, as well as recordings of classical chamber music, orchestral music and movie soundtracks. Mr. Lotz holds degrees from the University of Tennessee and Yale University. His principal teachers include Keith McClelland, William Winstead, Arthur Weisberg and Stephen Maxym.
Jeremy C. Hansen, Assistant Professor of Horn, joined the music faculty in Fall of 2007. He teaches applied horn, aural techniques, and directs the horn choir. Dr. Hansen holds Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and horn performance from St. Olaf College. He earned his Masters Degree in Horn Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Iowa.
Prior to joining the TTU faculty, he served from 2002 to 2007 as assistant professor of horn and theory at Eastern Illinois University, where he taught horn, theory, aural training, music appreciation, and rock history. He has served as instructor of horn and theory at Columbus (GA) State University, and taught applied horn and methods at the University of Iowa. Dr. Hansen is currently a member of the Bryan Symphony, and for five years acted as principal horn of the Danville (IL) Symphony. He is formerly a member of the Terre Haute Symphony, the Quad City Symphony (Davenport, IA), the Columbus (GA) Symphony, and has performed in the summer months with the St. Louis Symphony. His teachers of horn include Kristin Thelander, W. Peter Kurau, Priscilla McAfee, and Michael Gast. Dr. Hansen is an avid fan of solo horn literature, natural horn, and wind chamber music.