Jonathan T. Martin
ABOVE: Dan Forrest's Lux Aeterna being performed on Jonathan's senior voice recital at Evangel University, Fall 2021.
Jonathan's love for music and love for people have promoted him and his work quickly in many different genres and art forms.
Jonathan has been performing on stage since he was three years old. A life-long love of music and the arts continued to propell him forward to pursue full-time music making. Featured on his first studio recording at age five, Jonathan was singing before he could walk. He got his start in church music where he travelled across the country performing with youth ensembles and competing at National Fine Arts Festivals. His first full band composition was performed when he was
15 years old and since, his music has been heard on the marching band field, stands, in churches, and performance halls around the U.S. Jonathan has over a dozen on-stage musical theatre performance credits and musically directs multiple live stage productions each year. In the fall of 2018, Jonathan started college at Evangel University in Springfield MO. He regularly performs in honor recitals and special concerts on campus in addition to performing with multiple on-campus ensembles. His involvement in church music began early and continues to this day. He has served on multiple worship arts teams and currently serves at Central Assembly in Springfield, Missouri, a church with more than 1,400 weekly attendants. In the Summer of 2021, he accepted a position at the Assemblies of God
National Office in Springfield, Missouri where he served on the team that produces the Assemblies of God "National Fine Arts Festival", an event that brings together thousands of student artists across the nation to participate and receive ratings in over 100 categories of vocal & instrumental music, art, dance, communication and drama. The organization involves over 60,000 students each year as the heart of the ministry is to see students "Discover, Develop, and Deploy" the artistic gifts that God has given to them. In addition, Jonathan maintains multiple musical clients throughout the year and has a private voice studio where he teaches beginning through advanced classical and contemporary voice. Jonathan's philosophy of music is simple, and is reflective of Ecclesiastes 9:10: "Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might".
ABOVE: Jonathan conducting the large ensemble recording for his 2021 Season of Marching Band Shows, his first ensemble reading of the catalog.
May you find excellence abounding in Jonathan's work and a renewed sense of God's gift to mankind reflected through the notes and music he produces.
Reels & Projects
House of the Lord
Jonathan Smith & Phil Wickham
Arranged by Jonathan T. Martin
Commissioned for the 2022 National Fine Arts Festival Celebration Service Choir in Orlando, FL.
View the choral score HERE.
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Arrangement Copyright 2022 Jonathan Martin Music
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Videos recorded at Central Assembly of God
1. O Holy Night/A Christmas Alleluia (Recorded Dec. 2021)
2. Nothing Else (Recorded February 2022)
3. We Praise You (Recorded June 2021)
Click HERE to view full playlist on YouTube.
Videos courtesy of Central Assembly
Do You See Him?
Music by Grace Chung
Orchestrated by Jonathan T. Martin
Recorded December 2021 at Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri.
Video courtesy of Evangel University.
Featuring the Evangel University Chorale and University Orchestra.
Monticello from Edges
Music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Rhythm Section & String Orchestrations by Jonathan T. Martin.
Recorded November 2021 at Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri.
Video courtesy of Evangel University.
The Christmas We'll Never Forget
From "Because of Christ, It's A Wonderful Life"
Commissioned by Mark Mathes
Minister of Music at Crossway Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri
Words and Music by GENE EZEL, BERNADETTE NEGUS, MARK S. MATHES
Orchestration by Jonathan T. Martin
Recorded at Crossway Baptist Church in Springfield, MO