David Martin

David Martin presently serves as Lecturer in Music Education at the Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts where he teaches undergraduate methods courses, student teacher seminar, and is Assistant Coordinator of Student Internships. He also teaches in the graduate music education program through Rutgers Arts Online, where he is a course author. Additionally, he is Adjunct Professor of Music at Sussex County Community College, teaching courses in music theory and music appreciation. Beyond his teaching appointments he is a frequent guest clinician and conductor for school music programs and honor groups, most recently serving as conductor of the All-North Jersey 9th Grade Honors Band, the All-Sussex County Honors Concert Band and the All-North Jersey Honors Brass Ensemble. A veteran music educator and conductor, Mr. Martin served for many years as Associate Director of Bands and Brass Specialist at Hanover Park High School, during which time all facets of the program - concert band, jazz ensemble, and marching band - consistently earned Gold and Superior ratings in state and nationally adjudicated festivals. The Hanover Park Jazz Ensemble under his direction commissioned 15 new works for big band, and was consistently rated in the top ten percent of high school jazz ensembles in the nation at the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival in New York City.

Currently finishing his DMA at Rutgers University, Mr. Martin has completed additional doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Northwestern University School of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors in music education from Rutgers University. He is also recipient of recipient of the Monmouth University William Roberts Outstanding Teaching Award, recognizing a career devoted to excellence in teaching and exemplary service to students.