The works of the late Martin Mailman, composer-in-residence at UNT from 1966 to 2000, live on thanks to his son and the Oklahoma City University Wind Philharmonic. Matthew Mailman (’95 D.M.A.), OCU professor of music and conductor of the Wind Philharmonic, headed up a project last fall to record several of his father’s works for band, some of which had never been recorded.
“Some of the pieces are well-known, and some are pieces that I had never heard,” says Mailman, who oversees his father’s extensive music holdings. He says the project, produced and engineered by Lendell Black, was designed to teach students recording performance skills and studio techniques, while reviving interest in his father’s works.
Matthew’s mother and Martin’s wife also was on the UNT faculty. Mary Nan Mailman was a concert pianist and piano faculty member before retiring.