Martin Mueller is the executive director of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He has been involved with the jazz program since its inception in 1986, providing leadership for all its aspects – educational, artistic, and administrative. In 2009, he launched a New School curriculum partnership with the Conservatory of Tel Aviv, Israel. Martin is also a founding member of the International Association of Schools of Jazz, as a board member (1989-2006) and as a patron member (1986-2007). He served as project leader for the New York City component of a ground-breaking survey of jazz artists, initiated by the National Endowment for the Arts and released in 2003. In 2002, he received the Downbeat Magazine Achievement Award for Jazz Education. He earned his B.A. (1981) and M.A. (1986) degrees in music from Long Island University (LIU) and chaired the Music Department at LIU-Brooklyn, where he was an assistant professor of music, before coming to the New School.
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