Timothy Martin

About Me

Timothy Martin

Actor Singer Vocal Coach Music Director

Born in Pennsylvania, Timothy Martin has been performing and teaching for over 30 years.
A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music, he later studied acting with Herbert Berghof at HB Studios in New York.
His artistic work spans the entire spectrum of performing arts, including theatre, opera, concert stage, television and film.



The Amanda Knox Story (Robert Dornhelm) Patrick Lumumba

Film La Lettera (Luciano Cannito) Moses, Lawyer

Film La Porta delle 7 Stelle (Pasquale Pozzessere) Judge Higgins

Film A Pure Formality (Giuseppe Tornatore) Police Officer

TV Film Sospetti (Luigi Perelli) Businessman

TV Sit-Com Casa Vianello Foreign Ambassador

TV Series Il ritorno di Gianburrasca Architect

Commercials Kodak, Fiat, La Repubblica


Mercati Traianei, Rome, Italy American Song Recital

Roma Estate Fontanone, Italy Lieder Recital

American Academy of Rome American Song Recital

Festival Spoleto, Italy Lieder Recital

Maittisong Symphony, Botswana- Symphonie Nr 9, Beethoven Tenor Solo

Rome Philarmonic- Pulcinella, Stravinsky Tenor Solo

Rome Philarmonic- Requiem, Mozart Tenor Solo

Oklahoma Symphony- Weihnachtsoratorium, Bach Tenor Solo

Music Director

TV 2000 ‘La Canzone Di Noi’

Il Fontanone Estate, Roma

Concerto Villa Miani, Roma

La Chiesa di San Paolo entro le Mura, Roma

African Day Celebration, Roma

American University of Rome

Benefit Concert CIRCOLO SAN PIETRO, Rome

4th Annual International Books for Growth Awards

Education & Experiences

1991 - 2012

Voice and Performance Instructor - Scuola di Musica Popolare di Testaccio Rome, Italy

Instruct adult students individually and train them in vocal technique and performance practice. Coach singers in Italian operatic repertoire, German Lieder and French Melodie, concentrating on the singer as actor, and analyzing the lyrical text for appropriate physical expression.

1999 - Present

Adjunct Professor of American University of Rome

Instruct students about the historic beginnings of Italian opera and the development of operatic forms through the Baroque period, the 19th Century, ending with Puccini and post-Puccini 20th Century operatic composers. Musical examples from operas are played in class and analyzed from the perspectives of musical form, dramatic or poetic content and vocal technique involved.

2001- 2003

Tour Director EF: Education First Cultural Tours Rome, Italy

Conducting and supervising cultural tours across major cities in Italy. Interpreting and translating for high-profile North American travelers.

2001 – 2005

Voice Instructor - A.I.D.A. Accademia Internazionale delle Arti Rome, Italy

Teach and coach students in a variety of musical styles from opera to rock, R&B, show, jazz and pop with emphasis on healthy vocal technique.

2005 - Present

Founder and Director - Amazing Grace Gospel Choir

Formed a high quality professional gospel choir that performs Afro-American religious songs in Italy and abroad. Instruct the art of singing gospel music through vocal technique and arrangement as well as through understanding of Afro-American history and its relationship to Christianity. Elements of harmonic beauty, rhythm and spirit, utmost sincerity and simplicity of expression are valued and emphasized


Choral Director - Coro Afrique

Instruct, conduct and make musical arrangements for a Youth chorus composed of 70 African and Afro-Italian children between the ages of 5 and 14, who publicly perform a repertoire of traditional African and African influenced songs, in Italian, French, English and Swahili languages.

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