Marten is a dynamic and passionate Choral Conductor.
His extensive understanding of ensemble, voice production and musical style combine to enable him to produce an incredible Choral music in various ensembles across Melbourne.
Marten's versatile ability and knowledge across a breadth of musical genres and style allow him to craft convincing performances in both Classical and Contemporary music.
Marten has conducted a large body of choral music ranging from classical works such as Mozart's Mass in C and Handel's Messiah to contemporary choral works from John Rutter, Karl Jenkins and Frank Ticheli.
Marten has also directed and conducted an array of Music Theatre and popular music. His most recents show's include Les Miserables, The Wiz, Grease the Musical and Hairspray.
To book Marten for a guest role or ongoing work as a Choral Conductor, please use the Contact Page.
Here are some reflections on Marten's work as a Choral Conductor.
“In a relatively short time Marty can develop a strong rapport with choristers. While he makes rehearsals enjoyable, choristers understand who is in charge and respond to Marty with a clear desire to meet or exceed his expectations. His musicianship allows a diverse range of acapella and accompanied items to be rehearsed and performed at a very high standard. He works seamlessly with supporting staff, bringing an obvious joy of music to all around him"
Stuart Little - Manager, Choral Institute Melbourne Inc.
"All choristers, both young and old respond instantly to Marten's musicianship. His knowledge of vocal pedagogy earns him respect, his ear for good blend and balance is a huge advantage and he is able to charm the best out of his singers with his good humour and zest for the music. His conducting is always refined, direct and very communicative"
Jayne Turner - Director of Music, Toorak College, Melbourne