Nicholas Martin is a Michigan-based musician—guitarist, arranger, singer, composer—who performs solo and collaborative projects. An award-winning guitarist, he is an active concert artist, appearing as a soloist, chamber musician, pit musician, and orchestral soloist across the country.
Raised on a steady diet of Motown, country, and blues music, Martin is a strong advocate of American music, and believes in working to create a stronger classical guitar presence in the US by cultivating an American repertoire for the instrument. He seeks to expand the classical guitar repertoire by performing, arranging, and commissioning new works by American composers.
An avid and talented arranger, Martin is continuously creating new arrangements and transcriptions for guitar, and was recently commissioned by the Guitar Foundation of America's Mentorship Program to arrange a piece for a mentee to be published in a compilation of guitar music by BIPOC composers. He seeks to champion a more diverse repertoire of classical guitar music by producing, commissioning, and arranging music from diverse composers.
Nicholas Martin holds a MM from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, having studied with Marc Teicholz. Martin loves the color blue, Mozart’s Symphony 29, bowling, college football, Bach circle progressions, skateboarding, and the sound of a pedal steel guitar.