Martin Banner has established himself in the choral world as a respected editor and clinician. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York, and earned the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University. As a clinician, he has presented numerous workshops, conducted choral reading sessions and participated in panel discussions at annual conferences of ACDA, the New York State School Music Association and the Music Publishers Association. Mr. Banner is a member of ACDA, IFCM and MENC.
As an editor, Mr. Banner has had over 100 modern performing editions of choral works published, with an emphasis on sacred Latin choral works of the 18th and early 19th Centuries for combined chorus and orchestra. Most of these modern perfoming editions have been prepared from autograph manuscripts, located in national libraries and monasteries, that Mr. Banner has examined during research trips to Vienna, Salzburg, Melk, Munich and Bologna and Lucca. Mr. Banner's numerous choral editions have been widely performed throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. These works have been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Harrowgate Festival in Great Britain and the Abu Gosh Festival in Israel, and have appeared on the programs of the ACDA National Women's Honor Choir, ACDA Eastern, Southwestern and Northwestern Division Honor Choirs, MENC All-Eastern High School Honor Choir and numerous All-State Choirs, under the baton of some of America's most distinguished conductors. All of these editions are available, in addition to the choral score, with orchestral score and instrumental parts.
The music of Martin Banner