About the Author
Ms. Solara Martin is currently earning her master’s degree in arts leadership and cultural management at Colorado State University. She recently received her undergraduate degree in music performance and a minor in business administration at the University of Central Missouri. While completing her undergraduate degree, Ms. Martin was in the top 20th percentile of her class academically and was actively involved in her program. As a music performance major, Ms. Martin managed to present five undergraduate recitals with a variety of music for clarinet and chamber ensemble and participate in the university’s Wind Symphony and Orchestra as concertmaster.
In addition to performing, Ms. Martin also engaged with many of the music organizations within the University of Central Missouri’s music department. She served on the executive board of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI). Ms. Martin’s biggest achievement while completing her undergraduate degree was serving as the NAfME collegiate state president for the state of Missouri. Ms. Martin is currently studying in both the Arts Management and Clarinet Performance programs at Colorado State University. Upon completing her graduate degrees, her goal is to work with non-profit music groups and arts policy.
The hope that she has for this blog is to make it easier to understand arts policy issues that are currently on the table. The more the public understands the issues at hand, the more likely they are to support the arts as an educated individual. She hopes to share her love and passion for the arts with the public while exploring her passion for arts policy.