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.
2016 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.
Bring a piece to play and get some feedback on your playing.
This session will be provide an overview of composing and how to get your music published. Come hear from one of the industry’s most successful and influential composers.
Cantata Reading Session: Invitation to a Miracle
Joyful sounds abound in this colorful Christmas gift for choirs. Through poetic narration, scripture passages and creatively arranged carols, the timeless story of the birth of Christ is presented. Gathered around the wonders that accompanied Jesus' birth, this cantata journeys from the miracle of prophecy to the incarnation and proclamation of this most significant moment.
Cantata Reading Session: A Journey to Hope
This major sacred work, with a recently added SAB voicing, is musically inspired by traditional spirituals and tells of the ministry, passion and resurrection of Jesus. Two endings are provided, one for Holy Week and one with a jubilant Easter finale.