Martin Schreiner is a composer with a broad range of musical experience and interests. His catalog includes: concert music for traditional symphonic instruments, jazz ensemble, chamber groups, choral music and solo vocal works. He began writing for traditional Japanese instruments in 1994.
His music has won awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the New England Reed Trio International Chamber Music Composition Competition, a Bryant Fellowship from Harvard University, and a certificate from the 21st Century Music Project Competition of the the International Center for Japanese Culture in Yokohama, Japan. Martin's music has been performed across the United States, in Europe and Japan.
Martin is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music (MM '86) where his principal teachers were Arthur Berger, Pozzi Escot and Malcolm Peyton. As an undergraduate he majored in music composition as a student of Philip Bezanson and Robert Stern at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has compositions published with Frank E Warren Music Service and more compositions distributed through J. W. Pepper Music.
"Three Japanese Images" for piano appears on "Contemporary Eclectic Music for Piano, vol. 23", recorded by Jeffrey Jacob, New Ariel Recording, 2023
"A Lullaby in Restless Times" for guitar appears on "Drifting", a collection of music for classical guitar recorded by Aaron Larget-Caplan, Stone Records Ltd., 2021
Three Japanese Images for piano, Ballade for violin & piano, Opera Scenes without a Libretto for piano comprise Martin's independent album "Stories Beyond Words" released in 2020
Two Japanese Idylls for guitar appear on "The Legend of Hagoromo", a collection of American and Japanese music for classical guitar recorded by Aaron Larget-Caplan, Stone Records Ltd., 2015
Symphonic Journey for orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, MMC Recordings, Ltd., 1993