Delmar orchestra premiers “Orchestral Sketch” and “Phantasmagoria”

Martin, a native of Saratoga, began his musical studies with his performance work on double bass at Schenectady County Community College’s School of Music while in his senior year of high school in Ballston Spa. His interests in composing and conducting were sparked while studying music theory and conducting with composer and conductor Brett L. Wery.

As he continued his studies at The College of Saint Rose, Martin continued to explore his own voice as a composer while studying composition and orchestration with Dr. Bruce Craig Roter. He also nurtured his interest in conducting under the independent tutelage of Dr. David Bebe. He received his bachelor’s degree in music education, cum laude, from Saint Rose in December 2011. 

Martin maintains an active teaching schedule with private strings lessons and as a substitute conductor for various middle and high school bands and orchestras around New York’s Capital Region. He is currently the head of the bowed strings department at the Performance School of the Arts in Clifton Park.

He continues his own studies of the strings with Christopher Neubert, a teacher he says is a great mentor and source of his extensive knowledge of string pedagogy. An active performer, Martin freelances with regional musical groups and holds the principal double bass chair in the University at Albany’s Symphony Orchestra.

More Out & About

  • GUILDERLAND — Guilderhaven Inc. and Good Egg Design would like to invite you to Altamont’s 2019 Victorian Holiday Celebration and Winter Market on Sunday, Dec. 15, from noon to 5 p.m. We will be located in the Altamont Fire Department’s Community Room at 115 Main St.

  • Albany Medical College’s Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics will host the fifth annual Albany Regional Brain Bee on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Albany Medical College.

  • VOORHEESVILLE —  The First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville is holding two Christmas concerts.

    On Sunday, Dec. 15, the 29th Annual Voorheesville Community Christmas Festival will be held at 7 p.m. with a choral concert of holiday music, featuring ReVamped.

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