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December, 15, 2021
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
December, 17, 2021
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM


W 186


Freddy Martin

Freddy Martin

Trumpet Pedagogy from Day One

Clinic Synopsis:

DAY ONE clinics are intended to be short, content-rich, “nuts-and-bolts” presentations to assist instrumental music educators in starting students properly on their instruments. These sessions will also be of great benefit for any teacher in need of a primer for proven methods of achieving success. Day one clinics are presented by master teachers who have demonstrated a high degree of success in providing sound pedagogical methods for teaching beginning students, or in assisting more advanced students who may have developed bad habits detrimental to producing characteristic tone and/or habits detrimental to technical mastery. Day One clinics will take place in an intimate and personal space so that each attendee may enjoy a close view of demonstrated techniques.

Freddy Martin - Biographical Information

Freddy Martin was born and educated through high school in Cobb County, Georgia. Mr. Martin attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama where he received the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Martin has done post-graduate work at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Mr. Martin served as director of the South Cobb High School Band from 1969 to 1979. Under Mr. Martin's ten-year direction the band grew from a membership of 17 students to one of the finest high school bands in the country with a membership of 300 students. The band program had a nationally recognized marching band, a fine jazz band, and four very fine concert bands, along with three winter color guards. Mr. Martin has served as band director for Buford High School and is presently the band director at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta. Mr. Martin is the founding director of the famed Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps. Under Mr. Martin's direction the corps was recognized as one of the finest marching music units in the world. Mr. Martin has served as brass coordinator for the world champion Phantom Regiment Drum Corps from Rockford, Illinois and is presently consulting with Carolina Crown and the Academy Drum Corps. Mr. Martin was elected to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 2007.Mr. Martin has served as a clinician and adjudicator in most of the fifty states and in England. Mr. Martin and his sons have been presenters at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Mr. Martin is married to Lynda and they have two sons involved in music. Chris is principal trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Michael is fourth utility trumpet in the Boston Symphony.