Martin Emslie turned to full time music in 2002 and since then has gone from strength to strength. He is much in demand as a freelance musical director, have conducted and played for over 50 musical theatre shows in Somerset. He has taught all levels of music and music technology from primary schools to “A” level and Diploma level.
He is currently Director of Music for two parish churches and Musical Director for two local choirs. He has been composing minor pieces for many years, many for the shows that he has been musically directing.
In 2011 he composed his first major piece, the award-winning musical “Strike it Lucky” with lyrics by Lynn Lee-Brown which is due to be published in 2013. His Parish Communion setting “The Caryford setting” has been in regular use in Somerset for a number of years.
He has drawn on his experience in both the sacred and musical theatre genres to create “Omega and Alpha”. The work received the support of the Bishop Peter Price, the Bishop of Bath and Wells for a challenging and accessible” telling of the events. The London College of Music added their support to the project by awarding Martin their Fellowship in composition.