Joseph Martin, a native of North Carolina, earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Subsequently he earned a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Texas, Austin. Joseph taught for five years in the Piano Pedagogy Department of the University of Texas. His piano teachers include Jimmy Woodle, David Gibson, Amanda Vick Lethco, Martha Hilley and Danielle Martin. While at Furman University, he was accompanist for choral director and composer Milburn Price and, inspired by his teaching, Martin began to compose.
He is a member of the staff at the Hal Leonard Corporation and Shawnee Press, Inc. as Director of Sacred Publications, with responsibilities for overseeing the editorial and creative direction of the company and also coordinating the recording and production aspects of future sacred publishing efforts.
Sue Martin, a native of Ohio, received her music degree from Bowling Green State University. While completing her Masters degree, legendary choir director Fred Waring discovered her and soon she began touring as principal soloist with “The Pennsylvanians.” Later she began an almost 20-year run as an actress and performer at Walt Disney World. She has sung for millions of people as a member of the “Voices of Liberty” at Epcot Center. She has appeared in numerous musicals and shows including Broadway at the Top, The Hoop-de-doo Revue, and many lead roles in regional theater. Her credits include The Music Man, A Little Night Music. It’s a Grand Night for Singing, Phantom of the Opera, and many others. She has sung at The White House, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and numerous churches and concert halls across the country. She was a featured performer on the inaugural cruises of the Disney Cruise Line and is perhaps most recognized for her portrayal as Ariel from The Little Mermaid for the stage show version of this Disney classic.
Krista has been managing Journeys with Joe tours since 2010. Prior to that, she worked with Joe at Shawnee Press for nearly 20 years as Director of Sales and Marketing.
Krista has managed and traveled with Joe's tours to Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, England, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, Spain, Hawaii and Washington DC. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 570-664-0611 and she is happy to answer your questions about a tour.