Dr. Michael D. Martin hails from the great state of Maine. Following 18 years of teaching, he attended Kent State University in Kent, OH and completed his Ph.D. in Music Education.
He is the Director of Choral Activities and Music Education at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC, and was appointed artistic director and conductor of Cumberland Oratorio Singers in 2008.
He has taught in grades 4-12, in the capacity of orchestral, choral and, instrumental education positions, throughout ME, NH and MA. He has received recognition as a teacher and conductor, having been the recipient of several teaching awards (ACDA, MENC, and Barbershop Harmony Society), serving as a guest conductor, vocal clinician, and judge for New England, Midwestern, and Southeastern music festivals. His past performing ensembles have received both regional and national acclaim for their performances. His guest conducting includes mixed, SSAA, and TTBB choirs in New England, Midwest, and Southeast encompassing several genres of choir music. He is currently the Director of Choral Activities and Music Education for the Methodist University music department. He lives in Fayetteville with his wife Amanda, 12-year old son David, and 7-year old daughter, Meredith.