David Martynuik

  • David MartynuikAssociate Professor

    Director, IUP Marching Band

    Theory and Composition

    Contact Info

    Cogswell Hall 202




    IUP Marching Band



    Marching Band Techniques


    PhD, Florida State University

    MM, University of Michigan

    BA, College of New Jersey


    David Martynuik is an associate professor of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He teaches classes in theory, orchestration, and music education. Under his guidance, the IUP Symphony Orchestra performed at the 2009 PMEA Convention in Valley Forge, Pa., and the 2011 MENC Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, Md. The orchestra has also performed  at Symphony Space in New York City and Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. 

    He completed his PhD degree in music education at Florida State University, where he studied conducting with James Croft and composition with John Boda. Prior to his pursuit of a doctorate at FSU, Dr. Martynuik was a successful instrumental music director in Harford County, Maryland. Dr. Martynuik earned a MM degree in clarinet performance from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Fred Ormand. He has performed with the Litton Quartet, the Celentano Quartet, and the Gorell Trio. Most recently, he collaborated with clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester and pianist Roman Rabinovich. He has served as principal clarinetist of the Susquehanna Symphony, St. Joseph Pro Musica, Eastern Wind Symphony, and Maryland Winds. 

    As a composer and arranger, Dr. Martynuik's compositions have been performed across the United States. His “Songs of Memory and Imagery,” based on texts by Rita Dove, are available from Ludwig Masters Inc. In 2012 his "Circulo de tiempo" for choir, flute, cello, and harp was premiered by the Rowan University Concert Choir under the direction of Christopher Thomas. His “Quintet for Clarinet and Strings” was premiered by the Litton String Quartet in April 2010 Dr. Martynuik is a member of the League of American Orchestras and CBDNA.


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