Performer, recording artist, and educator, Martin Norgaard, is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin. Martin Norgaard has performed in Austin & Nashville and throughout the country with his own jazz trio, the acoustic fusion band Acoustic Room, and with diverse artists including Buddy Spicher, Will Taylor, and Strings Attached, Eliza Gilkyson, and Sara Hickman. Norgaard taught jazz and commercial strings at Belmont University and Vanderbilt University in Nashville for six years and was director of the Belmont Jazz String Quartet and Jazz String Septet, featured at IAJE 2001, MENC 2002, and ASTA 2003. Norgaard holds bachelor's and master's degrees in jazz performance from William Paterson University, and Queens College in New York, where he studied with Rufus Reid, Hal Galper, Jimmy Heath, and others. Norgaard is a frequent clinician at state and national conventions including ASTA, TMEA, OMEA, IMEA, GMEA, MENC, and IAJE. Additionally, he is a frequent clinician at summer workshops such as the IAJE Teacher Training Institute, the South Carolina Suzuki Institute, the Santa Fe Suzuki Institute, the Augusta Heritage Festival, and Vanderbilt's International Fiddle School. In addition to his Jazz Fiddle Wizard and Jazz Fiddle Wizard Junior books, Martin is the author of Mel Bay's transcriptions of Bonnie Rideout's Scottish fiddle record Kindred Spirits, Aubrey Haynie's Doin' My Time, Mel Bay's French Tangos for Violin and The Greatest Stars of Bluegrass Music (fiddle edition). One of Martin's own solos is transcribed in the Fiddle 2000 Anthology, also published by Mel Bay.