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Sherrill Martin

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Sherrill Virginia Martin

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Music History, Research in Music, Piano, Coordinator of B.A. in Music

Doctor of Music, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Master of Music, University of Alabama
Bachelor of Music, Samford University

Dr. Sherrill Martin teaches musicology and is the Coordinator of the B.A. degree program. Passionate about her teaching, she has received many of UNCW's most prestigious awards: The Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Award (2001); The Distinguished Teaching Professorship Award (2001); The Faculty Scholarship Award (2004); The Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award (2007); and has twice been UNCW's nominee for the Carnegie Professor of the Year. Provost Paul Hosier says of her: "Dr. Sherrill Martin brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes coupled with a sincere desire to help students at all levels realize their fullest potential….Her passion for her students and her enduring dedication to providing them with an education for living makes her an outstanding example of the best and brightest among us." She is the author of Feel the Spirit (1988), Henry Gilbert: A Bio-Bibliography (1997), and one of five essays in Time, Talent, Tradition (1995). She is currently completing a book on the American composer/conductor Henry Hadley, and a book on the concert pianist Vladimir Horowitz, commissioned by the Yale University Music Library. In addition, Dr. Martin has been the National Musicology Editor for the American Music Teacher and is currently the National Book Review Editor for the Society for American Music. Dr. Martin has presented lectures throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. The American Association of University Women recently elected her one of the most notable women at UNCW over the past fifty years.