“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”


Aaron Copland




Martin Bjørnland (*1986) is a norwegian musician, composer and arranger. He writes music for all kinds of orchestras such as big bands, wind bands, brass bands and symphonic orchestras. He composes popular music of any kind as well as film music. Martin plays the trombone mainly, but performes as pianist and keyboardist frequently as well. He started playing the trombone at the age of nine and his musical career started in the local school marching band. At the age of fifteen he entered musical college at Rud vgs. in Bærum. After his examination three years later ('05), he entered His Majesty the Kings guard as lead trombonist and arranger. After serving his duty in the army he entered the Department of Musicology at the University of Oslo for studies within his major subject, composing and arranging. He finished his bachelor degree in december '08, studying with Sigvald Tveit, Geir Lysne, Bjørn Morten Christoffersen, Even Kruse Skatrud, Helge Sunde and Eckhard Baur. In december ’10 Martin completed his MA composition degree with distinction at the University of Salford, in Manchester, England, studying with Dr. Robin Dewhurst, Dr. Mick Wilson, Don Hughes, Steve Parry and Peter Graham among others.




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