Mikayla Frank-Martin specializes in contemporary/new music, orchestra, chamber music, klezmer, pop music, and solo work. Mikayla graduated from Lawrence University with a Bachelor's in both trombone performance and psychology and is pursuing a Master's at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She combines both of her undergraduate majors through her research in managing music performance anxiety and normalizing it as a natural part of music creation. In addition to her research in music performance anxiety, she has led initiatives to increase awareness of diversity and inclusivity in the brass world, as well as helped put together a database for undercelebrated composers. Mikayla hopes to use her music to promote social justice and emotional confidence among fellow musicians. 

Projects and Initiatives

Founder of Women in Jazz Initiative at Lawrence University Conservatory 

Organizer of Women in Brass Discussions at Lawrence University Conservatory 

Co Researcher and Creator of Lawrence University Brass Department Database of Works for Brass by Under Celebrated Composers

Multi-Media Senior Recital Project: Can You Hear Me?

Lawrence University Senior Psychology Capstone: The Role of Interoceptive Awareness  on Music Performance Anxiety

International Women's Brass Conference Mentorship Program Mentee '23

Calypsus Brass Summer Intern '23