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Ed Martin is an award-winning composer whose music has been performed in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America at events such as the ISCM World New Music Days 2010 in Sydney, the World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Confluences – Art and Technology at the Edge of the Millennium in Spain, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival Santiago de Chile, and International Computer Music Conferences.  In the U.S., his works have been performed at numerous national and regional festivals, and by ensembles such as the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra as part of  their annual Composers’ Institute, Ear Play, the Empyrean Ensemble, the Synchromy Ensemble,

duoARtia, Vento Winds, and the University of Illinois Wind Symphony.   His music is recorded on the Mark, Centaur, innova, Parma, Emeritus, and SEAMUS labels and has received first prize awards from the Percussive Arts Society, the Percussive Arts Society Illinois Chapter, the Electro-Acoustic Miniatures International Contest, the Craig and Janet Swan Composer Prize for orchestral music, and the Tampa Bay Composers’ Forum Prize.  His work in music theory includes publications on harmonic progression in the music of contemporary composer Magnus Lindberg (see article published in musictheoryonline.com) and a collaborative project with percussionist Alison Shaw to develop a method for timpani tuning drawing on techniques for aural skills acquisition.  He serves as Vice President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers and was a co-host for the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US 2012 National Conference at Lawrence University.


Martin, originally from Bethlehem, PA, holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (DMA), University of Texas at Austin (MM), and the University of Florida (BM), and has studied composition and electronic music with Stephen Andrew Taylor, Scott Wyatt, Guy Garnette, Donald Grantham, Dan Welcher, Russell Pinkston, James Paul Sain, and Budd Udell.  He is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he teaches composition, music theory, aural skills, and electronic music.  He has also taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois Wesleyan University.  Contact me at edmartin@edmartincomposer.com

Accepting Swan Composer Award from Judith Lang Zaimont

At premiere of Voices Rising with Abel Ramirez, Joseph Turin, and Roby George

At ICMC 2009 with composer Kyong Mee Choi and saxophonist Ida Toninato