Class Piano, Piano Pedagogy
Mr. Martinez earned both the Bachelor of Music and the Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance from Texas Christian University, where he was a student of Emmet G. Smith. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study organ with Johannes Geffert at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Duesseldorf, Germany for the 1988-1989 school year. He has been on the faculty of the Texas Christian University Music Preparatory Division since 1991, where he has taught private piano and organ and developed the music technology program for the Division. He is also organist at St. Monica Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas, since October 2009, and was TCU Church Music Intern at St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, while in graduate school.
In 1994 he joined the faculty of the TCU School of Music, teaching piano and theory; during the 1995-1996 academic year, he was Interim Professor of Organ and Church Music/University Organist. He was appointed Coordinator of Class Piano in June of 2001. He has also taught for the TCU Department of Ballet and Modern Dance since Spring of 1999. From fall 1997 to spring 2001, Mr. Martinez also taught piano and theory, and served as vocal and choral accompanist for the Department of Music at Texas Wesleyan University.
As a performer, Guillermo Martinez has played recitals in Texas, Oklahoma, New York, and Germany. He is a member of the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, MTNA, TMTA, and TMEA. He has presented workshops in both organ and music technology and has had performing ensembles at the local, state, and national meetings and conventions of Music Teachers National Association. As a member of Texas Music Educators Association, he has served as Keyboard Chairman for the College Division.
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