Joseph M. Martin
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. Joe taught for five years in the Piano Pedagogy Department of the University of Texas.
Joe has performed solo piano recitals and has been the featured artist with symphony orchestras in the United States and Mexico. As winner of the Nina Plant Wideman Competition, he performed with the Guadalajara Symphony Orchestra. His solo recital in Ex-convento del Carman was broadcast nationally throughout the country. He continues to perform in concert, although now he is devoting his efforts to playing in churches and for conferences of church musicians.
His first solo piano recording, American Tapestry, was nominated for a Dove Award. His other albums Songs of the Journey, Celtic Tapestry and A Christmas Tapestry have been enormously popular in the sacred and secular markets.
Recognized throughout the United States for his many choral compositions, both sacred and secular, over 750 compositions are currently in print and the list continues to grow.
His music can be heard in such diverse locations as Carnegie Hall in New York City; the Mel Tillis Theatre in Branson, Missouri; and in hundreds of worship services in churches across the United States and Canada. He continues to surprise audiences with the variety and scope of his compositions and arrangements.
Joseph lives in Austin, Texas with his children Jonathan and Aubrey and his wife, Sue.