Stephanie Martin | Composer
Stephanie Martin was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario. She began to learn music as a child, and once said, “When I was a kid I listened obsessively to Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame, written in the 14th century.” Martin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in music from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and an Associate Diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Organists. As of 2019, Martin is an Associate Professor in the music department at York University. She is founder and director of the medieval music ensemble Schola Magdalena, spent 20 years from 1997 to 2017 as artistic director of Pax Christi Chorale, and worked as the music director and organist of the Church of Saint Mary Magdalene in Toronto.