Freddy Martin was born and educated through high school in Cobb County, Georgia. Mr. Martin attended Jacksonville State University in Alabama where he received the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. Mr. Martin has done post-graduate work at Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Mr. Martin is celebrating his fiftieth year in education. Mr. Martin has taught at South Cobb High School in Cobb County Georgia, with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum Corps, for the Buford City Schools in Buford Georgia, and presently at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta.
Mr. Martin is the founding director of the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps and continues to serve the Corps today as director emeritus. Mr. Martin was the Brass Coordinator for the DCI Champion Phantom Regiment Drum Corps from Rockford Illinois. Since 2014, Mr. Martin is the brass pedagogy coordinator for the Cavaliers Drum Corps from Rosemont Illinois.
Mr. Martin is a member of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame and Phi Beta Mu professional music fraternity. He is in his nineteenth year as band director and brass specialist at The Westminster Schools.
Mr. Martin’s son Chris is Principal Trumpet in the New York Philharmonic. His son Michael is third utility trumpet in the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Martin has been an adjudicator and clinician for more than forty-five years. Mr. Martin holds an honorary Doctorate in Music Education from The Vandercook College of Music in Chicago.