Martin Banner received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam in upstate New York, and earned the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University, studying with Robert Page. As a clinician, he has presented numerous workshops, conducted choral reading sessions and participated in panel discussions at annual conferences of ACDA, the New York State School Music Association, and the Music Publishers Association. Martin is a member of ACDA and NAfME.
As an editor, Martin has had over 100 modern performing editions published, with an emphasis on sacred Latin works of the 18th and early 19th centuries for combined chorus and orchestra. These editions have been prepared from autograph manuscripts located in the archives of national libraries, monasteries, and musical conservatories, many of which Martin has visited during research trips to Vienna, Salzburg, Melk, Munich, Bologna, Bergamo, Venice, Padova, and Lucca.
His numerous choral editions have been widely performed throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York City, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Harrowgate Festival in Great Britain and the Abu Gosh Festival in Israel, and have appeared on the programs of numerous All-State Choirs, as well as ACDA and NAfME national and division honor choirs under the baton of some of America’s most distinguished conductors including Andre Thomas, Rodney Eichenberger, Anton Armstrong, Simon Carrington, Kenneth Fulton, Lynne Gackle and Weston Noble.