Graduate Teaching Assistant
Grace Martin is thrilled to be working and studying at the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Martin began playing piano as a child in Fairbanks, Alaska before heading out of state for college. In 2022, she graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with a Bachelors of Arts in music and Russian. Initially not planning to immediately enter a graduate program, she was surprised and overjoyed at the sudden opportunity for a graduate teaching assistantship position at U of I in the summer of 2022. She is now pursuing her master’s in music in piano performance and pedagogy, while also developing her skills in other areas including jazz and collaborative piano. In her free time, Martin likes to watch live music, movies, read and spend time with her friends.