Bassist : Composer : Educator
Joseph Martone is an active freelance musician in the Baltimore/Annapolis/D.C. area.
Joseph began music lessons on the electric bass guitar at the age of twelve and soon thereafter began learning music from his favorite rock n' roll bands as well as performing in various bands with friends. Participating in his middle school and high school jazz bands challenged him as a performer and opened his ears to other styles of music. These experiences contributed to his further musical development at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County where he began lessons on the double bass and participated in the Symphony Orchestra, Baroque String Ensemble, Jazz Big Band, various small jazz ensembles, and the Pep Band. His double bass instructors include Tom Baldwin and Laura Ruas.
In 2008 Joseph earned his B.A. in Music Composition from UMBC and in 2011 earned his post-baccalaureate Certificate in American Contemporary Music Composition from UMBC. He has studied composition with Dr. Linda Dusman and Dr. Stuart Saunders Smith.
In addition to performing and composing, Joseph maintains a full roster of private students on electric bass, double bass, guitar, and ukulele. Please visit the lessons page for more information.