Martin P. Regan

Instrument/Discipline: Shakuhachi
School (流): Kinko-ryū
Professional Name (芸名): Marty Regan

Home Address: 2016 Kimmy Drive, Bryan, TX 77807
Cell Phone: 979-402-9307

Employment: Texas A&M University
Work Address: 104 Academic Building, MS 4240, College Station, TX 77843-4240
Work Phone: 979-458-0939
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Do you teach? Yes

Do you perform? Yes

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Marty Regan (b. 1972) has composed over 50 works for traditional Japanese instruments and since 2002 has been affiliated with AURA-J, one of Japan's premiere performance ensembles of contemporary-traditional Japanese music. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1995 with a B.M. in Composition and a B.A. in English and East Asian Studies. From 2000 to 2002 he studied composition and took applied lessons on traditional Japanese instruments as a Japanese government-sponsored research student at Tokyo College of Music. In 2002, his composition Song-Poem of the Eastern Clouds (2001) for shakuhachi and 21-string koto was premiered at the 5th Annual Composition Competition for Traditional Japanese Instruments at the National Theatre of Japan. He completed his Ph.D. in Music with an emphasis in Composition at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa in 2006. His English translation of Minoru Miki’s orchestration manual, Composing for Japanese Instruments was published in 2008 by the University of Rochester Press. He is an Assistant Professor of Music at Texas A&M University. In 2010, Navona Records released a compact disc of his works entitledMarty Regan's Selected Works for Japanese Instruments Vol. 1: Forest Whispers... In 2011 he was affiliated as a research scholar at Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he took applied lessons on traditional Chinese instruments.