Faculty & Staff
Instructor, Rutgers Arts Online
Dr. David Martin serves as Lecturer in Music Education at Rutgers University where he teaches Student Teacher Seminar, supervises student teachers, and is Assistant Coordinator of Student Internships. Additionally, he teaches in the graduate music education program through Rutgers Arts Online, where he is a course author. Dr. Martin also serves on the music faculty at Sussex County Community College, where he has been integral to establishing a new music degree program, teaching courses in music theory and music appreciation. In addition to his teaching duties, he is a frequent guest conductor and clinician for honor bands, school music programs, and music festivals.
Prior to his appointment at Rutgers, Dr. Martin served for many years as Associate Director of Bands and Brass Specialist at Hanover Park High School (NJ), where his ensembles were consistently recognized for outstanding performance in state and national festivals and adjudications. Among the highlights of his public school teaching, Dr. Martin commissioned 15 new works for jazz ensemble, and hosted numerous master classes and guest artist appearances with world class professional musicians. Those collaborations have directly influenced his research endeavors, which include the nature of expertise, expert performance and its influence on pedagogy, and the practice habits of expert professional musicians. Additional areas of research interest include music teacher preparation, music skill acquisition, and music cognition.
Dr. Martin holds a DMA in music education from the Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, with additional doctoral study completed at the Eastman School of Music. He holds a MM in music education from the Northwestern University School of Music, and a BA-Mus. in music education from Rutgers University. In addition to music education, his studies have focused on brass pedagogy with members of the Chicago Symphony and Canadian Brass, and wind conducting with John P. Paynter. Dr. Martin is recipient of the Monmouth University William Roberts Outstanding Teaching Award, recognizing a career devoted to excellence in teaching and exemplary service to students.