As the Cherokee Chorale embarks on its 31st season, it is thrilled and honored to welcome Scott L. Martin as its Principal Director.

Mr. Martin is the choral director at Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia. He holds a Master of Music Education degree from The University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Shorter College, where he was a voice student of John Ramsaur, a conducting student of John Ratledge, and a NATS winner.

As a clinician, Mr. Martin has conducted honor choirs throughout Georgia and is an adjudicator for the Georgia Music Educators Association Choral Performance Evaluation. Choirs under his direction have been selected to perform for the Georgia Music Educators Association conference as well as the American Choral Directors Association conference. Mr. Martin's choral groups routinely earn Superior ratings at performance evaluation in both performance and sight-reading. His professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the American Choral Directors Association, where he serves as the Georgia ACDA Repertoire and Resources Chair for High School Choirs.

Mr. Martin is also a frequent guest soloist and a former member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Atlanta-based chamber choir, Coro Vocati. He is a founding member of the Orpheus Men's Ensemble, a chamber choir comprised of local choral directors and church music directors.

Mr. Martin resides in Cherokee County with his wife, Laura, and children, Joseph and Emily.

Scott L. Martin, Principal Director