Described as a pianist with “power and finesse” (Dallas Arts Society), Artina McCain, enjoys an active career as a solo and chamber performer, educator and lecturer. She has performed nationally and internationally including the Czech Republic, Italy, China, Croatia and throughout the United States. McCain's performances have been heard on Chicago’s WHPK, KUT (NPR affiliate), Toronto CKWR, Hong Kong's RTHK, Houston’s KWWJ and Classically Austin’s KMFA Pianoforte program as both a soloist and chamber musician. Her most recent solo and collaborative recital appearances include: Austin Civic Orchestra, Zagreb Brass Festival, Cypress Creek FACE Promenade Series, Balcones Orchestra, Texas A & M International University Master Performer Series, Texas Music Festival and Austin Chamber Music Center. McCain has released several award winning recordings as a soloist and as a chamber musician.
Most recently, an American Prize winner in solo piano, two Global Music Awards: the album I, Too on Naxos Label w/Icy Monroe and the album Shades with husband, Martin McCain. She will release a solo album of works by American composers entitled “Heritage: The American Composer”.
McCain's research interests include audience building, arts entrepreneurship and performance injury. As a strong advocate of performance injury prevention and alternative care, she has presented numerous lectures at music teacher conferences, universities, and hosts an annual Musicians Wellness Forum in Austin TX. Her article on performance injury and Muscle Activation Techniques was published in the journal Clavier Companion. As an arts entrepreneur, she directed several grant supported initiatives to bring outreach concerts to school children called Raise the Bar. The program presented concerts to over 1,000 elementary and middle school students around rural Texas communities.