Joel Martinson


A leading figure in American church music, composer and church musician Joel Martinson's support and expansion of the great tradition of sacred music of the church is revealed through his compositions, performances, and presentations. Joel is the product of two generations of clergy-musician families. Born in Minneapolis in 1960 and raised in Oregon, Martinson has lived in the Dallas, Texas area since 1981. He has worked as a Director of Music and Organist in various churches of Christian liturgical denominations and in a Reformed Jewish congregation. He is Director of Music Ministries and Organist at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas where he coordinates the vibrant musical life of the parish, the Transfigured Nights music series, and an exciting new organ project by Richards, Fowkes & Co.