Brenda Martin, M.M.

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Brenda Martin holds a B.S. in music education from Trevecca Nazarene University, a M.M.E. from Austin Peay State University, and a M.M. in piano performance from Arizona State University. She also completed all the coursework toward a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from Arizona State in 1994. Having taught piano at the university level since 1982, first at Trevecca Nazarene University and then at Northwest Nazarene University, Martin joined the piano faculty of Point Loma Nazarene University in 1998. In addition to her graduate work in piano, she has also pursued studies in the Alexander technique and in jazz and has written a number of hymn arrangements and original jazz compositions. In addition to performing with the faculty jazz trio, Martin performs as a part of the local chamber ensemble, “The Seaside Quartet” and has participated in the “Piano Extravaganza,” a piano ensemble program consisting of PLNU piano faculty and friends.

Learn More About Brenda


  • M.M., Piano Performance, Arizona State University
  • M.M.E., Austin Peay State University
  • B.S., Music Education, Trevecca Nazarene College

Courses Taught

  • Applied Piano – MUA 156 - 456
  • Class Piano – MUA 141 - 142
  • Piano Proficiency Skills – MUA 143