Samuel Martin

Samuel Martin headshot

Voice Faculty


The Hartt School

Master of Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Bachelor of Music, Ithaca College

Pianist Samuel Martin is a dynamic artist in demand as a partner for recital, chamber, choral, orchestral, opera, and musical theater performances. His stylistic versatility has resulted in concert appearances both nationally and internationally, most recently in Germany, México, and throughout the United States. Together with mezzo Kathryn Leemhuis, Martin’s debut album on the BCM&D Records label Before She Became Fire uncovers never-before-recorded song cycles by composers Judith Cloud, Melissa Dunphy, and Lori Laitman.

Hailed as “Cincinnati’s champion for art song,” (Movers & Makers) Martin is the Founding Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Song Initiative, an award-winning nonprofit concert series dedicated to the promotion and innovation of song. Through the mission of CSI, he facilitates a new model for twenty-first century engagement between artists and audiences, creating an accessible, inclusive, and innovative space where classical music relates directly to the world in which we live today.

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 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. He currently serves on the vocal coaching faculty of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, where he teaches specialized song seminars and coaches privately.