Joey M. Martin
Joey M. Martin is a musician regarded for his diverse musical interests, engaging artistry, and passionate enthusiasm for the choral art. After twenty years of service as the director of choral activities, Dr. Martin continues to service the Texas State School of Music as the interim director. Distinctions include recognition as a Favorite Professor recipient of the Presidential Distinction Awards for both Teaching and Service. During his time at Texas State, he has directed four of the seven university vocal ensembles. Highlights include engagements throughout much of Europe, South Africa, and China with performances for numerous conferences, including TMEA, SWACDA, ACDA, and the International Kodály Festival.
Dr. Martin served as the artistic director for the San Antonio based Alamo City Men’s Chorale and with Craig Hella Johnson on the creative team for the Victoria Bach Festival. His scholarly/creative activities span twenty-seven of the United States and fifteen countries on six continents, including many western European countries, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil. He continues in his twelfth year as the artistic director and conductor for Honor Choir USA in Honolulu, Hawai’i, as he shares the ‘aloha spirit’ with exceptional young musicians from the mainland.
As coach/accompanist, he enjoys collaborating with vocal and instrumental artists – vocalists Jennie Olson, Maria Jette, Timothy Jones, Ron Ulen, Daveda Karanas, Richard Novak, and Cheryl Parrish and with chamber musicians Ames Asbel, viola, and Karla Hamelin, cello.
Dr. Martin received his DMA in choral conducting from the University of Texas in Austin where he was recognized as The Outstanding Graduate while studying with Craig Hella Johnson (conducting), Betty Mallard (piano), and Martha Deatheridge (voice). He is a recent graduate of the Harvard School of Education Management Development Program and was recently selected to participate in the second cohort of the Texas Academic Leadership Academy. In his spare time, he dreams of culinary school.