"TO SEND LIGHT INTO THE DARKNESS OF MEN'S HEARTS - SUCH IS THE DUTY OF THE ARTIST."
- Robert Schumann
NEW ARRANGEMENT: NOW AVAILABLE!
Dedicated to the Westminster Williamson Voices and Dr. James Jordan, who is celebrating his 25th year of teaching at Westminster Choir College: a new choral arrangement of an Estonian folk-song, "Mu mano tulge latse," is now available through GIA Publications, Inc. in the Evoking Sound Choral Series. This piece was premiered on Martin's masters recital in July 2017 at St. Stephens House, Oxford University.
You can find a live recording of this piece premiered in Oxford on Martin's YouTube channel here.
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NEW YOUTUBE POSTINGS
Be sure to check out the several new videos posted on Martin's YouTube channel. Videos include new compositions, organ improvisations, piano recordings, and more!
THE SAME STREAM CHOIR
A new Philadelphia-based professional choral ensemble, The Same Stream Choir, has been found recent success with the release of the latest album, "Songs of the Questioner." As a member of this ensemble, Martin regularly performs under the direction of Dr. James Jordan of Westminster Choir College.
For more information on this up-and-coming choir, click here.
NEW FACULTY APPOINTMENT
Colton Martin is excited to join the faculty at Cornerstone Music Studios (Millstone- NJ) as a piano and organ instructor. Bringing many years of private teaching experience, Colton will continue to serve students in the central New Jersey area in their musical studies. To find out more about this wonderful organization, see below:
"SILENCE INTO LIGHT" ALBUM RELEASE
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DIRECTOR OF SACRED MUSIC
Work update: having recently accepted a position as the Director of Sacred Music for the Roman Catholic parish of St. Thomas More in Manalapan, NJ, Colton Martin will be inheriting an established music program with multiple choirs, bell choirs, two organs, and many dedicated musicians. Find out more information about @STMsacredmusic at the parish website below:
VIGIL OF REPENTANCE
Martin presents his graduate recital featuring the GRAMMY-nominated Westminster Williamson Voices at Westminster's Choral Institute at Oxford. Find out more below!
*Full recording coming soon.
GALLERY: RECENT PERFORMANCES
Curious about where Colton has been lately? Check out the gallery!
"NUN KOMM DER HEIDEN, HEILAND"
This beautiful organ resides in St. Thomas More Catholic church in Manalapan, NJ.
The chorale-tune Nun komm der Heiden, Heiland (published in Erfurt in 1524) is a German adaptation of the Advent hymn Veni Redemptor Gentium by St. Ambrose. This organ improvisation reflects the growing anticipation of Christ's coming: descending upon the clouds in glory and majesty, as well as in the lowliness of the manger hay.
"Redeemer of the Gentiles, come!"
Here is a concise listing of the expected travel dates, upcoming performances, and continuing education opportunities Colton will be exploring during 2018-2019. If you are interested in booking Colton for a concert, lecture, or guest appearance, please contact him below for more information:
Martin has been invited to conduct the Benedictine College Chamber Singers in the U.S. premiere of his arrangement Mu Mano Tulge, Latse (GIA). More information to come.
JUN 23 - JUN 29
Westminster Choir College
Martin will be a collaborative-pianist during the institute with world-class conductors such as Charles Bruffy, Bruce Chamberlain, Sabine Hortsmann, Simon Carrington, and Donald Nally. 2019 Guest faculty member: TBA.