Ed Martin, Music Theory, Electronic Music and Composition
Ed Martin teaches composition, music theory, aural skills, and electronic music. His compositions have 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 regional and national music festivals and by ensembles such as the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, Ear Play, the Empyrean Ensemble, and the University of Illinois Wind Symphony. His music is recorded on the Mark, Centaur, Parma, and SEAMUS labels, and has received first prize awards from the Percussive Arts Society, 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, and the development of a method for timpani tuning drawing upon techniques for aural skills acquisition in collaboration with his colleague Alison Shaw. He is Vice-President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers and was a co-host of the 2012 National Conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US.
Martin holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (DMA), University of Texas at Austin (MM), and the University of Florida (BM). Prior to joining the UW Oshkosh faculty in 2007, he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Illinois Wesleyan University. Please visit www.edmartincomposer.com for more information.