Founding Artistic Director
Pianist Samuel Martin is a dynamic artist in demand in a wide range of musical settings. As an entrepreneur and administrator, he is the Founding Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Song Initiative, an award-winning concert series dedicated to the promotion and innovation of art song.
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Recent performances have taken Martin to Germany, México, and throughout the United States. He has served on the musical coaching staffs of Rice University, Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco, Opera in the Heights (Houston), Cincinnati Chamber Opera, the International Performing Arts Institute (Bavaria, Germany), the Opera Company of Middlebury, and the CCM Summer Opera Studio (Cincinnati).
A native of New York, Martin holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music and Ithaca College. His training was enhanced as a Fellow of the 2019 Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, a program devoted to the intense study and performance of contemporary American art song, led by luminaries Stephanie Blythe and Alan Louis Smith.