Edward Martin (lutes, archlute, vihuela, and baroque lute) has studied with lutenists Paul O'Dette, Toyohiko Satoh, and Hopkinson Smith. He holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Lute at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth MN. In 1984, he performed in the First International Lute Competition in Toronto. Having extensively performed throughout the United States, Martin has made recordings for Minnesota Public Radio, and these performances have also been broadcast on the American Public Radio network. He is a member of various ensembles, including Minnesota Lute Quartet [MiLQ], a duo with tenor William Bastian, a baroque lute duo with lutenist Paul Berget, and Duo Chambure with lutenist Phil Rukavina. Currently, he is working with a vihuela quartet including vihuelists Tyler Kaiser, Rockford Mjos, Phillip Rukavina and soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw. In 1997 and 2001 he was invited to be the Renaissance lute instructor at the SFEMS Renaissance week at the Dominican College, San Rafael, California. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Lute Society of America and has frequently been guest lecturer, teacher, and performer at the Society’s Summer Seminars in Cleveland. Martin is widely known for his recordings on the Magnatune label, where he has six professional CDs. His most recent release, Allemande, contains music of Kellner and the complete works of Conradi for 11-course lute.