Steve Martin (ASCAP) is the owner and CEO of GPG Music. His role at GPG includes composing and arranging, as well as administration and management of the company. He has written commissions, arrangements, and drill for nationally acclaimed and award-winning bands for nearly 25 years.
Steve holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Arizona State University, a Master of Musical Arts in conducting from the University of Nevada, Reno and the Bachelor of Arts in music education from California State University, Fresno. Dr. Martin began his career as a high school band director and currently works as a designer and composer for numerous high school and university programs across the United States.
Dr. Martin has arranged and composed works for a wide variety of genres. In 2004, he premiered his first concert band work, High Regard. In 2005, he composed and produced the musical score for the full-length, independent motion picture Compadres. He has written for marching, pep, jazz, and concert bands, as well as drum & bugle corps, musical theater and vocal ensemble.
Steve is a founding member of the Reno Wind Symphony and serves as the associate conductor. He is currently active as a trumpet player, conductor, and composer throughout the United States. He is a member of the College Band Director’s National Association, Music Educator's National Conference, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association with GPG Music.
Works for Winds