Megan Boutin


Megan Boutin

Megan Boutin

Assistant Professor


  • DMA, University of Texas

  • MM, Eastman University of Rochester

  • BM, Ithaca College


  • Trombone


Dr. Megan Boutin is the Assistant Professor of Music in Trombone at Murray State University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Ithaca College, Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Principal teachers include Dr. Harold Reynolds, Mark Kellogg, Dr. John Marcellus, and Dr. Nathaniel Brickens.

Dr. Boutin has previously held positions as the Adjunct Professor of Trombone at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK), Principal Trombone with the Temple Symphony Orchestra, Austin Civic Orchestra, and the Tri-Cities Opera Company Orchestra (Binghamton, NY). She has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Opera, and Austin Symphony Brass Quintet, as well as with the Paducah (KY) and Bangor (ME) Symphony Orchestras. 

Dr. Boutin is active as a soloist and chamber musician, performing at festivals and conferences throughout the United States. She is the winner of the 2019 International Women's Brass Conference Tenor Trombone Category II solo division, and winner of the Austin Civic Orchestra’s 2016 concerto competition. In 2022 she was the guest artist at the Southeast Missouri State University’s 6th annual Trombone and Euphonium Day. Dr. Boutin was a featured soloist with the TAMUK Trombone Choir at the 2021 Midwest Clinic. She has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member at the International Trombone Festival, the International Women’s Brass Conference, and at the Music by Women Festival. She has also toured with the Stiletto Brass Quintet and Mirari Brass Quintet.

In addition to performing, teaching has consistently been part of Dr. Boutin’s musical career. She served as a coach to the 2021 ITA quartet competition winners, and was an assistant conductor for the TAMUK Trombone Choir’s performance at the 2021 Midwest Clinic. She has given presentations at the International Trombone Festival, the Big 12 Trombone Conference, The Ohio State University, the Texas Low Brass Academy, and the 2020 Virtual Trombone Workshop. Additionally she has performed and given masterclasses at Butler University (IN), Ithaca College (NY), and been a clinician for the Association of Texas Small School Bands for Concordia University (TX). 

Recent projects by Dr. Boutin include her recording of Golden Trees, by Yukiko Nishimura, included with the book Winds of Change: 12 Progressive Solos for Trombone from Diversify the Stand (published August 2022). Dr. Boutin also co-commissioned a new work for trombone and clarinet by Akshaya Avril-Tucker, Music for Brokeness. Additionally, she is the author of “Dr, Nathaniel Brickens: Winner of the 2019 Neil Humfeld Award,” published in the International Trombone Association Quarterly Journal’s July 2022 volume. 

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