Joseph Martin, a native of North Carolina, earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Subsequently he earned a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Texas, Austin. Joseph taught for five years in the Piano Pedagogy Department of the University of Texas. His piano teachers include Jimmy Woodle, David Gibson, Amanda Vick Lethco, Martha Hilley and Danielle Martin. While at Furman University, he was accompanist for choral director and composer Milburn Price and, inspired by his teaching, Martin began to compose. He is a member of the staff of Shawnee Press, Inc. as Director of Sacred Publications, with responsibilities for overseeing the editorial and creative direction of the company and also coordinating the recording and production aspects of future sacred publishing efforts. Joseph Martin's website can be found at www.martin88.com.
2017 Breakout Sessions
New Piano Releases
Come prepared to hear all the newest releases in piano music. Joe will present a variety of selections during this session.
My Father's Hands
Remembering your calling to Sacred Music- this session will reaffirm the ministry of encouragement we have through our gifts. Discussion will include techniques for musical and spiritual growth as well as how to address the ever-changing worship culture of the modern church. This is a time for questions and open discussions about finding joy in a lifetime of service in music ministry.
Bring a piece to play and get some feedback on your playing.
The World of Composing & Arranging Q & A
Join us for this session where Joe shares insights in the “ins and outs” of music composition and arranging. Bring questions from your own experiences and learn from a discussion of like-minds.
Cantata Reading Session: Sacred Places
Cantata Reading Session:A Song Heard Round the World
SAB/2 Part Adult Choir Reading Session
Previous Sessions from Joseph Martin at Alleluia