Christian Martin

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Christian MartinChristian earned his BA and MM in Composition at Binghamton University (SUNY) and is currently pursuing a DMA in Composition at the University of Arizona with composer Daniel Asia. Christian has performed with the Phoenix Boys Choir, the Arizona State University Choral Union, the Canterbury Choir, the Binghamton University Chorus, the Harpur Chorale, and the Vivaldi Singers. He has worked as a freelance musician, performing extensively on various instruments (piano/organ/percussion/guitar/vocals) in a range of styles including: Rock/R&B/Pop/Rap/Contemporary Christian. Serving as a concert organizer and performer, he has performed for Senior Citizen Centers, Banquets, and Fundraiser Concerts. He has served as a studio producer of several genres of music including production for 2008 American Idol Top Tweve Finalist David Hernandez.
Many of his compositions have won national awards, including 1st place in the San Jose Choral Productions Choral Composition Competition, 2nd place in the Edwin Fissinger Choral Composition Compeition, and 3rd place in the Corpus Christi Chorale Choral Composition Competition. Christian was also awarded the Samuel Reiser Scholarship (2012) and the Philip Friedheim Memorial Award (2014). In 2012 his Six Preludes forChristian Martin solo piano were performed by composer and pianist Christopher Morgan Loy (PhD). His most recent work Dancing Water, Swimming Shadows, a song cycle written for grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, was premiered by Horner-Kwiatek along with Michael Compitello (percussion), Timothy Perry (Clarinet), Margaret Reitz (Piano), and Joseph Vanderpool (Violin) in the Spring of 2014. Christian has been commissioned by the Triology Trio and Madrigal Choir of Binghamton.
A registered member of ASCAP, he has worked as the composer for A.A. Michael Productions, writing music for television. He has provided editing and notation services for Schubertiade Music LLC. and American composer Paul Goldstaub (PhD) in affiliation with the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra.

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