Joey M. Martin is a musician regarded for his diverse musical interests, engaging artistry, and passionate enthusiasm for the choral art. He is professor of music at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX, where he serves as the Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts & Communication and as Director of Choral Activities teaching graduate courses in choral conducting and choral literature. As a clinician, Dr. Martin is often engaged as a leader in the development of choral tone and as an advocate for student leadership. Choirs under his direction have appeared at the TMEA Convention, the Southwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the International Kodály Festival, and the National Conference for ACDA. He has toured with Texas State Chorale in Vienna, Budapest, Salzburg, Prague, Bratislava, China and throughout the Garden Route of South Africa.
In addition to his work with collegiate choirs, Dr. Martin has served with Maestro Craig Hella Johnson as the Co-Artistic Director for the Victoria Bach Festival, the Artistic Director of the Alamo City Men’s Chorale, and is currently the Director of Music at historic First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, TX, where he directs the Sanctuary Choir, Handbell Choir, and serves as organist for the traditional services. He currently serves as the National ACDA Repertoire & Standards Chair for College and University Choirs. In his spare time, he dreams of culinary school.