Martha Braswell holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance from Texas A & M at Commerce, and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Georgia.  She holds National Certification in both Organ and Piano in the Music Teachers National Association and is a member in good standing of the American Guild of Organists.  She has studied at the University of Oklahoma with Ms. Celia Mae Bryant and at the University of South Carolina with Dr. Max Camp.  She has held teaching positions at Marymount College of Kansas, Kansas Wesleyan University, University of Georgia, Blinn College in College Station, Wharton Junior College and at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, where she presently teaches Music Theory, Organ and Piano and is a Distinguished Professor Level One.  Before resuming her teaching career, she was a full-time Director of Music/Organist in several churches in Georgia and Texas.  Dr. Braswell has appeared in solo recitals and with the Salina Symphony Orchestra, the Athens Civic Orchestra, and the Brazos Valley Orchestra.  She performed an invitational solo recital on organ in the May Vespers series at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC in 1999.  Her publications include a Guide for Class Piano for the State of Georgia, Religion and Higher Education in the State of Georgia, and have co-authored several articles in Higher Education Journals.  She has presented workshops for the College Music Society, Texas Music Educators Association, and for Southwestern Theory Consortium.  She has authored several successful grants.  Her research area is in Five-Finger Hand positions and the music of Bach.  She is organist and hand bell director at First Presbyterian Church of Pasadena, Texas.


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