Steve Martin (ASCAP) is owner and CEO of GPG Music, which provides works for concert band, orchestra, percussion ensemble, and marching band. His role at GPG includes composing and arranging, as well as administration and management of the company. He has written commissions, arrangements, and drill for nationally acclaimed and award-winning bands for nearly 25 years.
Steve received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University, Master of Music degree in Conducting from the University of Nevada, Reno and the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree from California State University, Fresno. Dr. Martin began his career as a high school band director and currently works as a designer and composer for numerous high school and university programs across the United States.
Dr. Martin has arranged and composed works for a wide variety of genres. In 2004, he premiered his first concert band work High Regard. In 2005, he composed and produced the musical score for the full-length, independent motion picture Compadres. He has written for marching, pep, jazz, and concert bands, drum & bugle corps, musical theater and vocal ensemble.
Steve is a founding member of the Reno Wind Symphony and serves as Associate Conductor. He is currently active as a trumpet player, conductor, and composer throughout the United States. He is a member of the College Band Director’s National Association, Music Educator's National Conference, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association with GPG Music. Steve lives in Reno with his wife Lara and two children, Gerry and Jessica.