and pianist who obtained his B.A. in music at the University of Alberta, Drumset Performance Certificate at MacEwan,
and M.M. at Rutgers University, where he has gone on to pursue his Doctor
of Musical Arts.
whom he has performed include the Edison Arts Society Orchestra, the
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Wind Ensemble, the Exit 9
Percussion Group, the Manalapan Battleground Symphony, the National Youth
Orchestra of Canada, the Rutgers Summerfest
Orchestra, and the Rutgers Wind Ensemble. He has fulfilled the roles of
Principal Percussionist for the Bravura Symphony, the Manalapan Symphony
and the Monmouth Symphony, and Principal Timpanist for the New Brunswick
In 1992, he laid
down some tracks that later resurfaced on the Edmonton Wind Ensemble album,
Snake Fence Country. Another recording on which he
appears is the Rutgers Wind Ensemble’s American Images.
He helped his
fellow Rutgers student, James Kalbach, get his “Three Pieces for Timpani” an
airing in March 1994. The
eleven-minute work requires one performer to play five timpani instruments.
April 2004, he joined cellist Claudia Benker and
pianist Keiko Halop for a performance of Stefania de Kenessey’s “High
Summer” at Weill Hall, which is part of Carnegie Hall, in New York.
In the field
of musical education, he has taught at the Academy of Music in Spotswood,
New Jersey, and at his eponymous Martin Music Studio in nearby Edison. He also gives private lessons to his
students in the convenience of their own homes on a wide variety of
instruments, including drums, marimba, piano, snare drum, timpani, and
Edmonton Wind Ensemble recordings
Snake Fence Country
CBC Records 5165 (Snake Fence Country)
Conductor – Harry Pinchin