3 Quick Q's
Q: What's Your Favorite Restaurant in Appleton?
A; My Favorite Restaurant in Appleton is SAP (I just ate there this morning!)
Q: If you could be an animal, what animal would you be?
A: If I could be an animal...I would be a cat.
Q: Packers or Badgers?
A: I love the Packers!! I like the Badgers, too, but I went to the University of Michigan for my doctorate, so we are kind of rivals. :) Being from Wisconsin, though, I can easily say I root for them both and am happy if they both do well.
Theresa Martin teaches clarinet, piano and composition in her private music studio at Heid Music in Appleton, WI. She also occasionally teaches adjunct clarinet at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and composition at Lawrence University.
As a clarinetist, she performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and as a member of various ensembles, including the Vento Winds, the UW Fox Valley Concert Band, the Wisconsin Symphonic Winds, and the Waupaca Area Orchestra (2012-2014). She plays piano at her church in her spare time.
In addition to performing as a clarinetist and pianist, she is an internationally recognized composer of energetic, melodious, and rhythmically driven music. She often draws her inspiration from literature, images, nature, and personal experiences. She enjoys writing music for chamber groups and large ensembles, and given her expertise in clarinet performance, is frequently commissioned to write for the instrument. Dr. Martin has been commissioned by ensembles and organizations such as the Arizona Wind Symphony, The University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Concert Band, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the Barnett Foundation of Chicago, the Eufonix Tuba-Euphonium Quartet, the 10th and Broadway Clarinet Quartet, clarinet virtuoso Robert Spring, and various university faculty.
She has been awarded recognition by the American Composer’s Forum, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer's Competition, and NACUSA Young Composer’s Competition, and she has received ASCAPlus awards for the past eight years for frequent performances of her works throughout the U.S. In addition, her music has been performed in Canada, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, Spain, China, Taiwan, and Tanzania. Her pieces are performed at international conferences such as the International Double Reed Society Conference, International Alliance for Women Congress, European Clarinet Association Festival, Xi’an International Clarinet Festival, and multiple International Clarinet Association Clarinetfests, as well as national conferences such as the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conferences, College Music Society Regional Conferences, Aspen Summer Music Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Georgia Music Educators Association Conference, American Composer’s Alliance Summer Music Festival, and several woodwind festivals.
Studying both composition and clarinet performance, she received her DMA in composition at the University of Michigan and Masters’ degrees in composition and clarinet performance at Arizona State University. She currently resides in Appleton, WI with her husband, Josh, and two children, Aidan and Alaina. All of her music for winds is published by Potenza Music and is available online through Just for Winds. More information on Theresa Martin’s music is available on her website: www.theresamartin.net.
Subscribe to our newsletter on our homepage for upcoming concert info and other updates about VENTO Winds