Martha Bourne

Assistant Professor
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Martha Bourne is a multi-instrumentalist, film composer, and singer-songwriter. Her work has been in television ads and on shows aired on HBO, CBS, NBC and ABC, as well as Discovery, History Channel, WE Network, WGBH, and Food Network.

Bourne's indie film credits include David McKay’s Breaking Free; Amy Hobby’s Coney Island Baby; and Bridget Bedard’s Grasshopper.

"Martha Bourne's album The Light in Me is awash in moments of brilliance and these songs are true gems." — Steve Morse, rock critic

Career Highlights
  • Composer credits include, Send in the Clowns, documentary, 2014, dir. Sam Lee, HBO Provincetown Film Festival trailer 2012; Lidia’s Kitchen 2013 season, PBS, new music package (theme, bumps, underscore); Sextuplets! WE Network 2009; and Deliver Me, reality series Discovery Channel, 2008​
  • As sound designer clients include National Constitution Museum, Philadelphia; Bay of Fundy Geological Museum, Nova Scotia, Canada; the Federal Reserve, Boston; Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York City; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Republic Wireless, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Singer-songwriter credits include Martha Bourne and the Blue Ribbons, The Light in Me, 2016; Martha Bourne and the Blue Ribbons, Spring in New England, release 2022; with Nash Satterfield, Down Yonder, 2001; with Nash Satterfield, Just Drive, 1999; and with My Sister Jane, Big Dirt, 1994
  • John Phillip Sousa Award winner
  • Berklee Achievement Scholarship
  • Leaf-NewSong Songwriting Competition finalist
  • Utah Cultural Council for the Arts grant recipient
  • B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill, English literature
  • Diploma, Berklee College of Music, film scoring