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Martha Damon O'Neill


Martha Damon O’Neill has performed with the Reno Wind symphony since its inception in 2006. She plays flute and piccolo with the ensemble. Martha received a BS in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and an MM in Music Education from the University of Idaho. She also attended masterclasses at l’Université Internationale d’été in Nice, France led by Jean Pierre Rampal. Her flute instructors included Norman Dea, Gordon Cole, and Robert Stallman. Martha currently serves as the Symphonic Band director at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC).

She retired from Washoe County School District, Reno, Nevada in 2013 after a 30 year career teaching secondary band, jazz band, and choir and serving as the Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) grant coordinator. She received National Board Professional Teacher Certification in 2007.

Martha is Past President of the Western Division of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and Past President of the Nevada Music Educators Association (NMEA). She currently serves as the NAfME National Band Council Chair and the NMEA Advocacy Chair.

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