David Martin

David Martin, DMA (ABD), presently serves as Lecturer in Music Education at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in music education, supervises student teachers, and is Assistant Coordinator of Student Internships. He is also Adjunct Professor of Music at Sussex County Community College where he teaches courses in music theory and music appreciation. In addition to his teaching duties, he is a frequent guest conductor for various honor bands and ensembles, and is often a guest artist/clinician for school music programs and music festivals. 

Prior to his university appointments, Mr. Martin served for many years as Associate Director of Bands and Brass Specialist at Hanover Park High School (NJ), 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. With a deep passion for connecting students with professionals, Mr. Martin has hosted numerous master classes and guest artist appearances with world-class professional musicians, including members of Canadian Brass, the New York Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, among many others.

Mr. Martin has completed a portion of his doctorate at the Eastman School of Music. He is currently finishing his doctoral study at Rutgers University where his research is focused on the practice habits of expert French horn players in major American symphony orchestras. 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. Among the many accolades and awards received for his teaching, Mr. 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.