Dr. Andrew Martin
Andrew R. Martin, Ph.D., is Professor of Music at Inver Hills College, St. Paul, Minnesota where he teaches courses in music history, music analysis, percussion, and directs the African music ensemble and steelband. A champion of new music and living composers, Martin has performed widely throughout the United States and Europe and shared the stage with such ensembles as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Prague Academy Orchestra, Slovak Radio Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
As a scholar, Martin’s research areas focus on intersections between American and Caribbean music as well as popular and folk music and musicians during the cold war. Mr Martin’s resent research explores the global spread of steelpan and steelbands. Martin has published widely on the above topics and presented numerous lectures and conference papers throughout the United States, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, and China. His first book Military Might, Melodious Music: The US Navy Steel Band 1957-1999 is forthcoming in 2016.