With over 15 years leadership experience in higher education and non-profits organizations, I specialize in:
• Curriculum development
• Academic, student, and faculty affairs
• Strategic planning and institutional research
• Community engagement
• Organizational partnerships
• Music pedagogy and arts education
• Assessment and accreditation
• Institutional advancement and fundraising
• Financial management
• University governance
Martin Hundley is an educator, musician, and senior administrator whose work focuses on delivering innovative
arts and education programming that engages diverse communities of students, teachers, and public audiences.
Martin is currently Community Engagement Programs Manager at The UCLA Herb Alpert School Music where he works with students and community partners such as LAUSD schools and Boys & Girls Clubs, and has developed new Summer Intensive programs in Voice, Songwriting, and Global Jazz Studies. He has also worked as an arts and education consultant for organizations such the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Occidental College.
Martin previously served as Associate Dean for
Academic Affairs at Oberlin College Conservatory, guiding curricular programming, assessment, and
institutional planning across 11 academic divisions with over 600 students and 88 faculty members. Before his
appointment at Oberlin, Martin was Director of Academic Affairs at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary
Music, where he worked on strategic planning to launch the New School College of Performing Arts in
collaboration with Mannes College of Music and The New School for Drama. During his 12 years in New York Martin also worked in education at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis to produce
the national Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Program, as well as at The Kaufman Music Center, The
Jazz Standard, and NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Martin holds a Master of Education from Harvard University, focusing on topics of arts pedagogy and research,
and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with Gary Bartz, Donald Byrd, and Wendell
Logan. He currently serves on the Education Committee of the Board at the Noah Purifoy Foundation and on the Fellows Council at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
An active saxophonist and composer, Martin has appeared at The
Museum of Modern Art PS1, The Knitting Factory, and the North Sea, Vienne, and Montreux Jazz Festivals. His
playing is featured on recordings in an exhibition titled The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl presented by
the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, as well as in the
film To a Reason presented by Anthology Film Archives in New York City. He has been an artist in residence at
The Banff Centre, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences.