Sharon Broadley-Martin

Associate Professor
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Sharon Broadley-Martin is an associate professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production Department, where she has taught vocal writing since 2002. She is the coauthor (with Matthew Nicholl) of the advanced vocal writing curriculum. She has recorded four CDs with Nippon/Columbia Records and two with Pausa Records as composer, arranger, and vocalist, and has published 30 jazz vocal arrangements through UNC Jazz Press.

Broadley-Martin has performed around the globe at such prestigious festivals and venues as George Wein's Newport Jazz Festival (Japan), the Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), the North Sea Jazz Festival (Finland), and the Boston Hatch Shell. As a studio singer, she has worked on several projects with Emmy-winning producer and writer Brad Hatfield. She has also directed the Berklee Jazz Choir, Boston College's B.C. Bop, and numerous all-state and college ensembles around the country.

Career Highlights
  • Leader of the Ritz (1980–1990)
  • Arranger, composer, and vocalist on Nippon Columbia Records and Pausa Records
  • Performances at festivals including George Wein's Newport Jazz Festival (Japan), Montreal Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz Festival (Finland), and Jazz à Vienne in France
  • Compositions and arrangements published through UNC Jazz Press
  • Vocalist on various movies, soap operas, websites, and jingles (BoratPassions,, Dunkin' Donuts, AT&T)
  • International clinician
  • Berklee College of Music
  • New England Conservatory of Music
In Their Own Words

"The Tonight Show, Disney, American Idol, The Voice, even The Manhattan Transfer: These are shows, companies, and performance opportunities where you can find my students. They are writers, arrangers, producers and performers. I know these students have left my classroom or ensemble prepared with a solid set of tools to help carve out a professional career in music."

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