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December, 19, 2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM




Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin

Grainger to the Fore! The Percy Grainger Manuscripts: Resources for Insuring Error-Free and Historically Accurate Performances

Clinic Synopsis:

The session will present PRACTICAL research tools that will aid score study, rehearsal preparation, and improved performance, using manuscript scores of Percy Grainger’s music. The presentation will be informed by the presenter’s work at the British Library, the Library of Congress, the Sibley Library of the Eastman School of Music, the Morgan Library NY City, and the Percy Grainger House and Museum.

Jennifer Martin - Biographical Information

JENNIFER MARTIN joined the music faculty at Cuesta College in the summer of 2004 as the conductor of the Cuesta Wind Ensemble. She also coordinates the department’s Applied Music program, teaches guitar classes, and the Low Brass studio. She has served as Division Chair for Performing Arts. She became the conductor of the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra in 2015. Ms. Martin is also the conductor of the opera company Central Coast Gilbert and Sullivan. Prior to her appointment at Cuesta, she was the?Music Department Chair and conductor at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV. Before arriving in Reno, she was Associate Professor at Warner Pacific University in Portland, OR, and Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Ms. Martin has been the recipient of several awards, including Nevada’s “President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching”, and the Excellence in Teaching award from Cuesta College’s honor society. Ms. Martin has presented sessions at several conferences, including the regional conference of the College Band Directors National Association in 2008 and its national conference in 2009. In 2014, she was invited by Jerry Junkin to be part of a select meeting of conductors, held at the University of Texas, dubbed “Think Tank for a New Generation”. Ms. Martin holds a B.A. degree in Music Education from California State University, Fullerton, and a M.M. degree in Conducting from the University of Redlands. A protégé of conductor Frederick Fennell, Ms. Martin has taught at conducting symposia in four states.