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Theresa Martin

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music

M.A. in Composition and Clarinet Performance, Arizona State University
D.M.A. in Composition, University of Michigan

Programs: Music

Theresa Martin is adjunct professor of clarinet at St. Norbert College and adjunct professor of piano at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. She also teaches clarinet, piano and composition in her private music studio at Heid Music in Appleton, Wis.

As a clarinetist, she performs as a soloist, a chamber musician and a member of various ensembles, including the Fox Valley Symphony, Vento Winds, the UW-Fox Valley Concert Band, the Waupaca Area Orchestra and the Dies Solis Wind Quintet. She accompanies and plays piano at her church in her spare time.

In addition to performing, 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. Professor 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 D.M.A. in composition at the University of Michigan and master’s degrees in composition and clarinet performance at Arizona State University.

She currently resides in Appleton, Wis., with her husband, Josh, and two children, Aidan and Alaina. Her music for winds is published by Potenza Music and is available online through her website,

MUSI 054/064 Clarinet Lessons
MUSI 024 Clarinet Ensemble
MUSI 362 Woodwind Methods

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