Dr. Everson Martin is currently the Director of Bands, chief arranger, and chief recruiter for the bands at Alcorn State University. He’s a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Capella University.
Dr. Martin was appointed director of bands at St. Martinville Sr. High School (St. Martinville, La.) in the fall of 2005. During his tenure he developed a comprehensive band program receiving awards of excellent and superior throughout his time in both marching competitions and concert band festivals, including superior at LMEA District III Assessment.
In addition, he has served as Director of Helping Hands’ School of the Arts and Summer Enrichment Program back in his home town of Lafayette, La. Dr. Martin was also a director with the Louisiana Leadership All-Star Marching band, garnishing national attention with performances in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California and in St. Petersburg Fl.
Accepting the position of Assistant Director of Bands at Alcorn State University in the fall of 2012, Dr. Martin’s responsibilities include arranging music for the marching band, director of the concert band, saxophone ensemble, and assistant professor of music education. He is sought out as an arranger, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the Southern Region.
His social and professional affiliations include Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Louisiana Music Educators Association, Mississippi Band Masters Association, National Association for Music Education, and HBCU National Band Directors Consortium.