2017 Canada 150 Commemorative Award Winner
Martin Mangrum is an undergraduate Music Performance student at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Andrew Bain, principal horn of the LA Philharmonic.
Martin started horn at the age of ten, and has been taking lessons with Denys Derome, associate principal horn of the Montreal Symphony, ever since. He studied at FACE High School in Montreal, where he also worked as the horn instructor the second year a er graduating. While Martin was still attending FACE, he studied at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal under John Milner, former 3rd horn of the Montreal Symphony.
He later attended Marianopolis College with the Director General’s Merit Scholarship to study with John Zirbel, principal horn of the Montreal Symphony. rough Marianopolis, he was given the opportunity to audition for the McGill Symphony, where he played principal horn during his time in CEGEP.
Martin has performed in the Jeunes et Pros concert series, Colburn Chamber Music Society, and has played as a featured soloist on “From the Top” radio station. He has attended the Aspen Music Festival with the New Horizons Fellowship, and he has also attended the Orford Woodwind Octet Program as well as Domaine Forget.
The Canada 150 Commemorative Award has been made possible by a generous donation from the Patrick Hodgson Family Foundation.