Martin Gendelman


A native of Neuquén, Argentina, Martín Gendelman became involved with music early on. His study of the guitar took him to explore popular and classical styles alike. His main instructors included Carlos Giménez and jazz virtuoso Pino Marrone. At eighteen, he entered the La Plata National University, where he studied composition and music pedagogy under the guidance of composer Mariano Etkin, among others. In 2002, with partial support of a fellowship awarded by the Province of Neuquén, he moved to Los Angeles, where he studied with composers Liviu Marinescu and Daniel Kessner at California State University, Northridge. In 2007, he obtained a doctoral degree in composition from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied with Lawrence Moss (primarily) and Thomas Delio.

Besides expanding his output of concert works, while at Maryland, he began to pursue his interest in the implications of the theatrical and spatial aspects of a musical performance. Consequently, he has since led several cross-disciplinary collaborations along with choreographers and dancers, visual artists, actors, set and lighting designers, and others. His music has been performed at concerts, festivals, and conferences across the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Gendelman is a member of the Society of Composers (SCI), the College Music Society (CMS), and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

Simultaneously to his activities as a composer, Gendelman has been deeply involved in higher education. He has taught at the University of Maryland (College Park and Baltimore County), the Catholic University of America, Towson University, and the Levine School of Music. In 2011, he began an appointment as Assistant Professor and Head of Music Composition and Theory at Georgia Southern University, where he coordinates the undergraduate and graduate programs in music composition as well as the music theory area. In addition to this, he founded and directs On The Verge and New Music at Southern, two concert series which introduce local audiences to art music of the 20th and 21st century.

  Martín Gendelman | Composer