AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Cody Martin is an emerging young artist in the field of opera coaching and collaborative piano. He joins Arizona Opera in the 2015-16 season as a Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist, where he will work on the music staff for productions of Arizona Lady, Florencia en el Amazonas, Carmen, Don Giovanni, and Falstaff.
The season prior, he worked with Virginia Opera as Emerging Artist Apprentice Coach, where he was the music director for two touring educational outreach shows and the cover pianist for La Traviata. Cody has been on the music staff of the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center for three seasons, having worked as an assistant conductor/chorusmaster (Rigoletto, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Così fan tutte, Sweeney Todd, Albert Herring) and coach/pianist (Don Giovanni, Falstaff, The Merry Widow, La tragédie de Carmen).
An avid proponent of new opera, Cody has worked on multiple premieres, including a 2014 workshop of Robert Aldridge’s new work Sister Carrie and the world premiere of Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight! at Brevard Music Center; as well as a regional premiere of David T. Little’s Soldier Songs at Florida State University.
Cody holds degrees from Murray State University and Florida State University, where his teachers were Valerie Trujillo (piano), Stephen Brown (piano), and Douglas Fisher (conducting).