June 27, 2020

Last week at Saxophone Academy Austin Online Summer Camp was so great! The week was full of wonderful students from all over North America and amazing colleagues! I think this video really encapsulates how much fun we all had!

We are so excited to share the hard work fr...

May 9, 2020

Thanks to Nitchan Pitayathorn  for organizing this fabulous worldwide collaboration! Humbled to play a smart part! #wearetheworld

142 saxophonists

28 countries

6 continents

1 goal - “to make a brighter day, so let’s start giving”. We, not only as saxophonists, but also as...

April 3, 2020

I'm thrilled to be teaming of with Jess Voigt-Page for SAA Online Sumer Camp! Check it out!


Worried you’re going to miss saxophone this summer?

Want to keep playing the saxophone but have NO IDEA what to do?!

Do you have a curiosity about what in the world saxophone bea...

February 8, 2020

Excited to be headed back to my Alma mater to play "Urban Requiem" by Michael Colgrass with The University of Texas Wind Symphony! Thanks to Scott Hanna and Stephen Page for the invitation! Should be a blast!

April 3rd, 2020

Bates Recital Hall


Michael Martin

January 22, 2020

First time playing in Scotland! Looking forward to playing with Gillian Blair and Lauryna Sableviciute in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thank you so much from the University of Edinburgh for the invitation!!

October 29, 2019

I had an absolute blast playing "Escapades" with the Hastings Symphony Orchestra this weekend! A big thanks to John Sample on vibraphone and Dave Klein on bass for playing the whammy out of this piece. And thanks to Byron Jensen and the HSO for an all-around great conc...

August 22, 2019

After over two years of gathering, translating, and organizing the Japanese Saxophone Database is finally live! While living and studying in Tokyo, I realized how little Japanese saxophone information was available outside of Japan. So I compiled lists of Japanese saxo...

July 22, 2019

I am happy to announce that I have recently been offered and accepted a position at Hastings College! I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow in the newly established First-Year Seminar Program. Looking forward to working with Dr. Christopher Strickland, Dr. Eric Kennedy, and...

May 22, 2019


I’m very excited to be leading a commissioning consortium of six Japanese composers to each write a new work for the contemporary saxophone repertoire! The commissioned composers are from diverse backgrounds, write in a wide array of styles, and represent the next...

February 27, 2019

Excited to be briefly headed back to the States in March for a Concerto performance with Gillian Blair at the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conference in Arkansas! We will be giving the North American premiere of Andy Scott’s “Tjuonavagge.” We will also be p...

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