After many years working in the field of professional music, Martin Ellis enjoys an extremely diverse career as an organist, pianist, choral and orchestral arranger, and professional accompanist. In addition to his concert engagements, Martin is currently the Principal Organist/Assistant Director of Music for North United Methodist Church of Indianapolis, Indiana, and is one of the senior staff accompanist for the prestigious Indianapolis Children's Choir and Youth Chorale, serving the advanced treble choirs and high school division.
As a solo artist, Martin Ellis enjoys an active concert career in both classical and theatre organ venues and has performed on organs of distinction across the United States. Regionally, he is an active recitalist for Reynold's and Associates Pipe Organ Builders and is frequently featured on new and restored organs by the Reynolds firm. Additionally, Ellis has become the third member of Trio Con Brio with Donna Parker and Jonas Nordwall, having performed with the group as understudy since it’s inception twelve years ago. In the past three years, Trio has undergone several recording projects and continues to be featured artists for both American Guild of Organists and The American Theatre Organ Societies conventions as well as performing with many of the most high profile organ installations in the U.S.
While at home in Indianapolis, Mr. Ellis works as an arranger for two leading choral music publishers, and serves as the instrumental arranger for many of the Indianapolis Children's Choirs major concerts and tours. To that end, Martin has traveled with the children's choirs throughout most of Europe, Canada, and is the featured pianist annually for the Pacific Rim Children's Choir Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii. Additionally, Martin still manages to find time to be a "parent" to two African Grey Parrots and keep up with his love for cooking and reed organ restoration.
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