Michael Martin, PhD

Dr. Michael Martin

B.M.Ed., M.M., University of Maine; Ph.D., Kent State University

Professional Teaching Certificate:

  • NC Standard Profession I License – Code 84 – 00800 – Music Grades K-12


Dr. Martin hails from New England where he taught in grades 4-12, in the capacity of choral, instrumental, and orchestral education positions throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. He has received recognition as a teacher and conductor, having been the recipient of several teaching awards, been a guest conductor, vocal clinician, and as a judge for New England, Midwestern, and East Coast festivals.

Dr. Martin has enjoyed conducting community choral groups in New Hampshire and Maine. He received national attention with his championship barbershop quartet The Management (1986-2003) by touring New England schools in support of music programs. For their work promoting youth involvement in music, the quartet shared the National Education Service Award sponsored by NAfME and the Barbershop Harmony Society. He also received distinction as the recipient of Distinguished Choral Director of the Year from the Maine Chapter of ACDA. He is the immediate past Artistic Director for the Cumberland Choral Arts and is on retainer to build festival choruses for the Fayetteville Symphony. He is currently the Director of Choral Activities, Director of Music Education and Coordinator of Arts Management at Methodist University, where he conducts the MU Chorale, Chamber Singers, “The Noblemen” (Men’s chorus) and “The Grace Notes” (women’s chorus). The MU Chorale, has toured from the Northeast to the mid-Atlantic and southeastern US. They have also toured Europe in 2015 and 2018.

To see audio, photo, and video files are available for Dr. Martin and his Methodist groups, click here. Dr. Martin lives in Fayetteville with his wife Amanda, his son David, and his daughter, Meredith.