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Barrett Martin

Antioch University Seattle

Barrett Martin is a drummer, composer, producer, and award-winning writer best known for his work with several prominent Seattle bands including, The Barrett Martin Group, Walking Papers, Mad Season, Screaming Trees, Tuatara, Skin Yard, and the Levee Walkers. He has played on over 100 albums and film soundtracks to date, and when he is not on tour, he produces albums that range from indigenous music, to jazz, blues, and rock & roll. Martin holds a masters degree in ethnology and linguistics from the University Of New Mexico and is adjunct faculty, teaching music at Antioch University Seattle. He also writes a music and culture blog for the Huffington Post, and in 2014 he was awarded the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thompson Award for excellence in writing.

Educational History

  • BA, Ethnology/Linguistics/Ethnomusicology (Summa Cum Laude), University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • MA, Ethnology/Linguistics/Ethnomusicology, University Of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Teaching Statement

“To liberate the mind and illuminate the student, so that they too have the courage to think and act with fierce, discriminating wisdom.”

  • The Singing Earth, Sunyata Books (2017)
  • Music & Culture Blog, The Huffington Post (2013-Present)

ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thompson Award For Excellence In Writing (2014)

  • National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences (The Grammys)
  • Latin Recording Academy (The Latin Grammys)

Adjunct Faculty,

BA Degree Completion - Liberal Studies


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