Peter Martin


Peter Martin

Third Coast Percussion

Peter Martin

Third Coast Percussion

Country:   United States Category:   CONCERT ARTISTS


Peter Martin is an ensemble member and Finance Director of Third Coast Percussion and is the principal percussionist with the contemporary music group Ensemble Dal Niente. He has been a featured artist at the Jeju Summer Music Festival of Korea, the Kennedy Center s Millennium Stage, the Round Top Festival, the Soundfield Festival, the Rush Hour Concert Series, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Peter has performed with such diverse ensembles as the Scandinavian Chamber Orchestra, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Opera Moda, the Greeley Philharmonic, New Philharmonic and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestras, and the Thodos Dance Company. He has enjoyed competition success as the first prize winner at the 2003 Percussive Arts Society Solo Marimba Competition.


Currently an Associate Professor and Director of Percussion Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, Peter has served as an instructor at Northwestern University, Trinity International University, and the National High School Music Institute. A passionate educator at all levels, he has worked with the Urban Gateways organization, the University of Chicago s CONNECT program, and the Young Audiences organization in presenting outreach performances to public schools across the U.S.


Peter holds Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University. He received his B.M. degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Peter is an artist/endorser for Vic Firth and Pearl/Adams Musical Instruments.


Third Coast's Gear

Pearl Snare Drums

14" x 5" Philharmonic (Wood & Black)

14” x 6.5” Philharmonic

14" x 5" Master’s Custom

14” x 6.5" Export Series, Silver


Pearl/Adams Concert Percussion

28" Philharmonic Concert Bass Drum (PBA2814)

32" Concert Bass Drum

Vision Toms (16”, 14”, 13”, 12”, 10”), SST Birch Ply Shell, Light Brown/Dark Fade

22" Vision Kick Drum, SST Birch Ply Shell, Light Brown/Dark Fade

16" Export Series Tom

Adams Bass Drum


Pearl Percussion

Primero Pro Series Bongos, Blonde

12" Primero Pro Series Conga

12" Primero Pro Series Tumba

Travel Congas

Bamboo Claves


Adams Keyboards

5.0 Octave Robert Van Sice Artist Classic Marimba

Artist Vibraphone, Silver Bars (Low F)



Pearl Accessories & Hardware

P2000C Kick Drum Pedals

D1500S Roadster Drum Throne

S930 Snare Stand

S900 Snare Stand

S1030 Snare Stand

S830 Snare Stand

BC930 Boom Stand

BC930S Boom Stand

T1030 Tom Stand

T930 Tom Stand

ADP30 Multi-Clamp

H900 Hi-Hat Stand

H830 Hi-Hat Stand

700 Series Bongo Stand

PMBDL3 Bass Drum Legs