Mark Martinez

Mark M.

San Antonio, TX

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Mark delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
August 2008

Mark Martinez received an Undergraduate degree in Music from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While at UTSA he studied with Dr. Graeme Francis and Sherry Rubins. Mark was a part of the Wind, Jazz, Percussion, Men’s Chorus, and Jazz Combo ensembles at UTSA. He was also a part of the founding members of the UTSA New Music Ensemble (Spectrum).

Notable Performances:
Percussion Ensemble: Nathan Daughtrey’s Vibraphone Concerto 2012
UTSA Concerto Comp: Nathan Daughtrey’s Vibraphone Concerto 2012
Wind Ensemble: CBNA 2013
UTSA New Music: SoundSpace at the Blanton 2013
UTSA Jazz Ensemble: Greely Jazz Festival 2013, 54th Fiesta Jazz Festival 2016
UTSA Jazz Combo: Greely Jazz Festival 2013

Mark has served as a percussion instructor at Marshall HS, Somerset HS, and St. Mary’s Hall.
Mark also works as a freelance musician in the San Antonio area. He has worked with SanAnTrio, Ortega Jazz, Adam Zuniga, Pochos Chidos and many others. He has played music ranging from jazz, latin, rock, world, and other experimental styles. He has recorded with different groups including Ortega Jazz, Seth Ransom Osborn & the Sagauro Canyon Ballroom Band, Pochos Chidos, and others. He has also had the pleasure of being a part of the music ensembles for the Brauntex, Woodlawn, and Overtime Theatres.

Mark has experience with performing and recording on drum set, percussion, latin percussion, and world percussion instruments.

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Experience

Contracted Instructor, San Antonio, TX
Jan 2009 - Present
Various

Current:
Drum Set/Percussion Private Studio
Previous:
Artist in residence (Percussion/Drum Set) at St. Mary’s Hall
Percussion Technician at Marshall HS and Somerset HS
General Music Instructor at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Contracted Musician, San Antonio, TX
Jan 2008 - Present
Various

Drumset: Ortega Jazz, San AnTrio, Red Light Jazz, GMI and others
Percussion: Church Holiday Performances, Canyon Ballroom Band (studio recording)
World Percussion: Adam Zuniga, Peruvian and Andean Music Groups
Musicals: Woodlawn Theatre, Overtime Theatre, Northwest Vista College, Brauntex Theatre, Saint Mary's Hall, NESA

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Education

Music
Aug 2008 - May 2014
University of Texas at San Antonio

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Various
Jan 2017
Various

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