Glenn Martin taught instrumental music at the secondary level for twelve years, directing superior-rated concert, marching, and jazz bands. He has taught Brass Methods, Trombone, Music Theory, Jazz Band, and Music Technology courses at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee. At Tennessee State University, he taught Music History, Form & Analysis, Trombone, and Jazz Combo.
Mr. Martin also did postgraduate work in Music History and Research at the University of Georgia and Jazz Studies at North Texas State University where he taught Jazz Improvisation under the tutelage of jazz virtuoso, Rich Matteson.
Glenn Martin is a composer, arranger, and jazz trombonist, and has worked as a music clinician throughout he United States. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by the United States Marine Band, the Eastman School of Music, the Modern Jazz Tuba Project, the Tennessee Mid-State Jazz Band, the East Tennessee All-State Clinic Jazz Band, and at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, as well as other school and college groups.
Current publications: Arete’, Cimarron Music, Fugue in G Minor-Mozart, Cimarron Music, Blusin’ Tubas, ITEA Press-Hal Leonard Music, Chop’s, TEA Press-Hal Leonard Music, Movin’, CPP/Belwin (Alfred), Valvin’ On A Riff, RBC Publications, and Pearl Casters, RBC Publications.
His music method series, The Well-Tempered Instrumentalist, sells throughout the world via Amazon.com. He has recently finished Quintet for Symphonic Brass and is currently composing a Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra.
Glenn performs regularly as a solo jazz pianist and with his jazz duo in the Middle Tennessee area. He is the former Music Director of the Watertown Jazz Festival, featuring nationally-known artists such as Ellis Marsalis, Ed Shaughnessy, and Maynard Ferguson.