Joey M. Martin
Joey M. Martin is a musician regarded for his diverse musical interests, engaging artistry, and passionate enthusiasm for the choral art. Throughout his time at Texas State University (TXST), Dr. Martin has served in several positions including associate dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication and interim director for the School of Music. He continues in his commitment to service as the director of choral activities and associate director for advancement.
Distinctions include recognition as a Favorite Professor, recipient of the Presidential Distinction Awards for both Teaching and Service, and the Choral Advocacy Award from the Texas Choral Directors Association. During his time at Texas State, he has directed four of the six university vocal ensembles. Highlights from his time with TXST vocal ensembles include engagements throughout much of Europe, South Africa, and China with performances for numerous conferences, including TMEA, SWACDA, ACDA, and the International Kodály Festival.
Dr. Martin has served as the artistic director for the San Antonio-based Alamo City Men’s Chorale and with Craig Hella Johnson on the creative team for the Victoria Bach Festival. His scholarly/creative activities span twenty-seven of the United States and fifteen countries on six continents, including many western European countries, China, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Brazil. He continues in his eighteenth year as the artistic director and conductor for Honor Choir USA in Honolulu, Hawai’i, as he shares the ‘aloha spirit’ with exceptional young musicians from the mainland.
As coach/accompanist, he enjoys collaborating with vocal and instrumental artists and has performed with several distinguished artists including vocalists Jennie Olson, Maria Jette, Timothy Jones, Soon Cho, Daveda Karanas, Richard Novak, and Sarah Tucker and with chamber musicians Ames Asbel (viola), and Karla Hamelin (‘cello).
Dr. Martin received his DMA in choral conducting from the University of Texas in Austin where he was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student for the School of Music while studying with Craig Hella Johnson (conducting), Betty Mallard (piano), and Martha Deatheridge (voice). He is a graduate of the Harvard School of Education Management Development Program, was recently selected to participate in the second cohort of the Texas Academic Leadership Academy, and is a member of the Roster of Fulbright Specialists. In his spare time, he dreams of culinary school.