The Sterling College Department of Music will host its 2nd Annual Composer Festival on Monday, October 3, 2011. This year’s festival will feature guest artist Joseph Martin, who is well-known throughout the United States for his choral compositions. There will be three free events open to the public.
At 9:00 a.m. Martin will give a lecture on composing, arranging, and song writing. A second lecture at 4:10 p.m. will focus on the music industry and publishing. Finally, the Sterling College Choral, Sterling College Concert Choir, and Highland Singers will be presenting a concert of Martin’s music at the Sterling United Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Martin will conduct the choirs and present a short piano recital.
Martin is the Director of Sacred Publications at Shawnee Press and directs editorial and creative issues for their religious products while providing additional production-side support for printed and recorded resources. Personally, Martin has written and printed over 1200 compositions, of which some have been played in churches across the US