Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music

Peter Martin

Professor Emeritus of Music
Peter Martin, (c) 2015 Will Wohler Photography. All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

Office Location

Corthell Hall, USM Gorham campus by appointment


(207) 929-5839

Academic Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music Education, Northern Illinois University
  • Master of Music Education, Wichita State University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University


Peter Martin is Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Southern Maine and Conductor Emeritus of the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble.  As a proponent of community bands, he is the Founder and Past Conductor of the Central Kentucky Concert Band, and appeared as a guest-conductor on their 40th Anniversary Concert.  In Maine, Dr. Martin held a 19 year tenure as Conductor and Music Director of the Casco Bay Wind Symphony, an adult community band.  As a university conductor, he has been a member of the New England College Band Association where held the offices of President, Vice-President, and Past-President.  A native of Bensenville, Illinois, he holds the Bachelor of Music Degree from Northern Illinois University, the Master of Music Degree from Wichita State University, and the Ph.D. Degree from Northwestern University. 

Peter Martin

Dr. Martin’s conducting schedule has included performances in England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg.  In London he  appeared at the Barbican Centre and St. Paul’s Cathedral; in Venice at St. Marks Square; in Innsbruch at the Olympic site; at the Piazza Riforma in Lugano, Switzerland; and roadside at the Tour de France.   In the U.S. he has conducted in over 30 states, from coast to coast, and from North to South.  He is a resident of Hollis Center, Maine and Jupiter, Florida. 

Peter Martin is a published author in the United States and in England, has edited and arranged compositions for wind band, and appears in Who's Who in America  and the International Who's Who in Music.  He has been cited for excellence as a distinguished educator and was selected for inclusion in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and is the recipient of a University of Southern Maine Outstanding Teacher/Scholar Award.  His teaching evaluations at USM rank among the highest in the University.  Dr. Martin is an awarded member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. 

(August 2016)