Sam Martin is a performing clarinetist in the southeast Michigan area. He is currently the principal clarinet of the Midland (MI) Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester (MI) Symphony Orchestra, and the Warren (MI) Symphony, and has performed with most of the orchestras in southern Michigan including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, the Michigan Opera Theater, the Flint Symphony, and the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with theater orchestras at the Fox and Fisher Theaters in Detroit and enjoys occasionally playing with The Kielbasa Kings polka band.
Mr. Martin is the primary instructor of clarinet at Wayne State University in Detroit and has been teaching students of all ages and levels for over 30 years. Some of his students have gone on to promising careers of their own.
In the past, Mr. Martin has been a member of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra in Georgia, the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, the Central City (CO) Opera Orchestra, and the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra. He has also served as a faculty member at the Rocky Ridge Summer Music Camp in Estes Park, Colorado.
In his spare time, Mr. Martin enjoys hiking, camping, bird watching, and Filipino martial arts.