Neil Martin

Neil Martin



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Teaching interests

Main teaching areas:

  • Immersive Audio
  • Live Performance
  • Music Technology
  • Composition for Film, Animation, and Computer Games
  • Sound Design

Professional trumpet player since 1980. Plays with the Capital City Jazz Orchestra. Also Fat Barry’s Soul Band, Symphony Sid and the Swing Kings, Jeff Hooper Swing Easy Band, Phil Dando Big Band, Bogart, Madassa Soul Band, Brother Ray, Riverbrew, and others; theatres, pantomimes, summer seasons, and on cruise liners.


  • Cooper A, and Martin N (2019) ’The Impact of a Prototype Acoustically Transparent Headphone System on the Recording Studio Performances of Professional Trumpet Players’ in Hepworth-Sawyer R, Hodgson J, Paterson J, and Toulson R, “Innovation in music” Oxford: Routledge.
  • BBC Cymru Big Band, 1988 TV Series (trumpet player)
  • Beta Band, 2004, “Heroes to Zeros” (trumpet player)
  • Kids in Glass Houses, 2009, “Dirt” (trumpet player)
  • ”The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana" dir. Peter Levin, 1982 (music production team)
  • Jethro Tull, 1985, “A Classic Case” (music production team)

Areas of Expertise:

Trumpet Player
Composing and Sound Design for Media
Arranging for Big Band

Twitter: @neil_a_martin

External Positions:

2017-2021 External Examiner, BA (Hons) Music & FD Music, The Sheffield College.
2013-2017 External Examiner, BA (Hons) Music Performance & BA (Hons) Music Production, Hull College

Validation Panels:

  • FD Sound & Music Technology and BA (Hons) Sound & Music Technology Top-up, Calderdale College.
  • FD Music Performance and Production, and BA (Hons) Music Performance and Production, The Sheffield College 
  • BA (Hons) Advertising Design, University of South Wales

Education/Academic qualification

Music, BMus(Hons), Cardiff University


Award Date: 1 Jul 1996

Music, PGCE, PGCE Secondary Music, PGCE Secondary Music

Music Technology, MSc, MSc Music Technology, MSc Music Technology

Music, BMus(Hons), BMus(Hons), BMus(Hons)

LWCMD, LWCMD(distinction), LWCMD(distinction)

External positions

External Examiner, Open University

1 Mar 2013 → …


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