On September 17, euphonium artist Marie Robertson will perform a free concert for A Little Lunch Music from noon to 1:00 PM in the Grand Gallery. Robertson is part of Huntingdon College’s music faculty. Performing with her will be Auburn faculty trombonist Matthew Wood. The program will feature music by O. Blume, Lennie Niehaus, David R. Gillingham, and Peter Meechan. Also a singer/songwriter, Robertson will share some of her own music during the performance. The concert is being sponsored by OLLI at Auburn. The café menu is available online.
About our sponsor
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) is a membership program for learning in retirement for senior adults, 50 years and older. Founded 25 years ago as the Auburn University Academy for Lifelong Learners (AUall), today OLLI at Auburn has a branch campus in Montgomery, OLLI at Auburn University Montgomery. With 800 members, OLLI members enjoy participation in academic courses, health and exercise activities, and other learning opportunities on an organized basis. As a member-led, member-driven lifelong learning program, OLLI members participate in leadership and service through an Advisory Board of Directors and Committees. OLLI is a program of Auburn University Outreach, Office of the Vice President for University Outreach. To learn more about OLLI at Auburn, academic courses, social functions, and benefits of membership, visit its website at www.olliatauburn.org or call 334-844-3105.
Marie Robertson teaches trombone, euphonium, and tuba at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama and applied brass at Spicer’s Music in Auburn. She specializes in solo recital performance and has participated in solo competitions including the Falcone Tuba and Euphonium Solo Competition and solo and ensemble competitions hosted by the Music Teachers National Association.
Before coming to Huntingdon College, Robertson played principle euphonium in the University of Colorado’s Wind Symphony under the direction of Allan McMurray. She currently performs with the Capitol Sounds Concert Band in Montgomery and the East Alabama Community Band in Auburn. She received her Master of Music degree in Euphonium Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2011 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Auburn University in 2009.
Robertson has also committed herself to a career as a singer/songwriter and keyboard player, both collaborating and as a solo artist. She began studying piano as her first instrument when she was eight years old and wrote her first song for piano and voice in her early twenties. Since then, she has created, performed, and recorded with groups in Boulder, Denver, Atlanta, and Auburn. She has helped release full-length albums, EP’s, and individual tracks as a singer/songwriter, keyboardist, trombonist and euphonium player.
Matthew Wood is Associate Professor of Low Brass at Auburn University. His duties include maintaining the trombone, euphonium, and tuba studios as well as conducting the trombone choir and tuba/euphonium ensemble.
A native of Columbia, Missouri, Dr. Wood received both a BM (Summa Cum Laude) and MM from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a DMA from the University of Texas-Austin.
Before moving to Auburn, Dr. Wood was an active performer, educator, and clinician in both the Austin and San Antonio areas. He performed with San Antonio-based BrassFX and the Austin City Brass as well as with the Austinbones trombone quartet. He also performed and recorded with several pop, rock, and latin groups including Drew Smith and His Band. During his time in Austin, Dr. Wood taught in the Austin, Round Rock, and Pflugerville Independent School Districts and served on the faculty of the Austin Chamber Music Center and the Texas Brass Camp.
Dr. Wood was a member of the University of Texas-Austin Trombone Choir that won the 2002 and 2007 Emory Remington Trombone Choir Competition sponsored by the International Trombone Association. He has also been a finalist in the ITA Lewis Van Haney Mock Orchestral Audition Competition.
His principal teachers are Nathaniel Brickens, Professor of Trombone at the University of Texas-Austin and Timothy Myers, Principal Trombone, St. Louis Symphony.