Making Music For Life Guest Alumnus Concert
Martin Palacios, Violin
Saturday, October 15, 2016
The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church
Kamilla Isanbaeva Irving (Faculty), Piano
- Partitia No. 2 in D minor J. S. Bach
- Concerto in B minor Camille Saint-Saens
- Five Pieces for Two Violins Dimitri Schostakovich
With Maxim Korn, Faculty Emeritus
Martin Palacios began studying violin when he was twelve years old using the Jaffe Strings Video program published by A Beka Academy for homeschoolers. After two years with Jaffe Strings, Martin began his studies with Dr. Maxim Korn in 2004 at Pakachoag Music School.
Martin writes: “Through his model teachings and regular faculty performances, Dr. Korn inspired me to pursue music as a profession and not just a hobby.” During his three years at Pakachoag, Martin progressed rapidly. He enrolled at Pensacola Christians College in 2007 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Music.
While at PCC, Martin played with the resident string quartet and performed on national television with Rejoice in the Lord telecast. He competed and won several competitions involving the undergraduate and graduate concerto divisions, solo strings, and original music composition. In his senior year, he conducted the intermediate string orchestra. Several of his students won scholarships in the annual PMTA Sonata Competition in Florida.
Currently, Martin is completing his second masters at the University of Memphis in Suzuki Pedagogy; and he is a Suzuki violin teacher at the Bellevue Baptist Church School of Performing Arts.
In addition to graduate studies and teaching, Martin freelances in Memphis, writes and arranges music, and serves as concertmaster for Bellevue’s church orchestra which has included a performance in Carnegie Hall with Christian singer/song writer Natalie Grant. Martin also plays with the Jackson Symphony of Jackson, Tennessee and the North Mississippi Symphony.