Jazz Bass, Jazz Studies, Sound Engineering
Educated at the University of North Texas, Martin Walters is a top industry professional. As a studio musician, recording engineer and producer, he has worked with artists such as Spyro Gyra, Dave Koz, Patti Labelle, Grover Washington Jr., Richard Elliot, Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire, Sly Stone, Tina Marie, Kirk Whalum, Melissa Etheridge, Emmylou Harris, Sarah McLachlan, Stanley Turrentine, Najee and many others. A pioneer in the art of surround sound mixing, Martin has engineered numerous Billboard charting and Grammy winning albums, most recently receiving a Grammy for "Best Contemporary World Music Album" with Ladysmith Black Mambazo in 2008, and "Jazz Record of the Year" with Esperanza Spalding. In addition to a concentration on bass, Mr. Walter's students will benefit from the unique opportunity to sit in on recording sessions with some of the most renowned musicians in the world.