The Fine Arts faculty at UT Southern is dedicated to developing the artistic expression and technique of our students. Each brings a wealth of experience and expertise in their respective areas and wants to help you grow, whether you are considering a career in the arts or are simply a life-long lover of art, drama, or music.
Barton Art Gallery Curator
Marina Harris is an Athens State University recent graduate with a major in Fine Arts. Her personal love for the arts began in early childhood and is tempered by her beliefin spreading her faith through her art.
English Instructor and Director of the Student Resource Center
Director of Choral Activities
Coordinator of Fine Arts
Andrew Martin, a choral conductor, clinician, and arranger, is in demand as a choral clinician and adjudicator and his arrangements are performed by high school and university choirs throughout the country. Martin currently serves as Director of Choral Activities and Coordinator of the Fine Arts Department at the University of Tennessee Southern in Pulaski, Tennessee, after previously serving as Director of Choral Activities at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Martin was also a graduate teaching assistant at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he conducted the University Choral Union and was the assistant conductor of the Ball State University Singers and served as an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech Community College.
From 2006-2016, Martin served as the Director of Choral Activities at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. At Lawrence North, he directed as many as six choirs, including two competitive show choirs and an advanced concert choir. His concert choirs consistently earned Gold ratings, with distinction, in ISSMA Organizational and State Qualification events and his show choirs received numerous awards in competition including Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Band, Best Male and Female Soloists, and Grand Champion. Martin also taught courses in music theory, musical theater, music technology, and group piano.
From 2003-2005, Martin was the assistant director for “The First Edition” from Lafayette Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana, where he directed the show choir’s back-up band and arranged music for performances. Under his direction, Andrew’s bands earned numerous Best Band awards at competitions throughout the state.
Andrew is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting from Ball State University, studying with Andrew Crow and Kerry Glann. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Ball State and a master’s degree in Music Technology from Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis.