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About Cody

American conductor Cody Martin was recently named Music Director at Pensacola Opera, where he was previously the Director of Education and Director of the Artists in Residence Program since 2017.  During the 2023-24 season, he leads a production of Lucia di Lammermoor and serves as associate conductor and chorus director for Die Fledermaus, in addition to continuing his work with the company's nationally respected Jan Miller Studio Artist Program. Recent seasons have seen Cody leading productions of Carousel, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, As One, Florencia en el Amazonas, Man of La Mancha and María de Buenos Aires in Pensacola, in addition to various concert appearances. He made his debut with Fargo-Moorhead Opera conducting Jake Heggie's Three Decembers in 2019.


Cody was on the music staff of Des Moines Metro Opera for three seasons, most recently serving as associate conductor for Rusalka. He previously worked on productions of A Little Night Music, Orphée et Eurydice, and Falstaff in Des Moines. He was also on the music staff at Arizona Opera for two seasons, working most recently on productions of Rusalka, Madama Butterfly, Riders of the Purple Sage (world premiere), and La Cenerentola.  Other companies Cody has enjoyed working with include Opera Birmingham, Virginia Opera, and the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center.

An avid proponent of new opera, Martin has worked on multiple premieres, including Arizona Opera’s first world premiere, Craig Bohmler’s Riders of the Purple Sage, with a libretto by Steven Mark Kohn; two workshops of The Copper Queen by Clint Borzoni, with a libretto by John de los Santos; a 2014 workshop of Robert
Aldridge’s Sister Carrie, and the world premiere of Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight! at Brevard Music Center.


Cody holds degrees from Murray State University and Florida State University. He lives in Pensacola with his former shelter dog, Rosina, a corgi/dachshund mix (@rosinathelongdog).


Look & Listen

O quand je dors - LisztCody Martin (pianist) & Bizhou Chang (soprano)
00:00 / 05:02
The Year's at the Spring (Beach)Cody Martin (pianist) & Bizhou Chang (soprano)
00:00 / 07:42

Catch Cody in Performance



January 26 & 28, 2024
Pensacola Saenger Theatre

Cody conducts performances of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, featuring soprano Abigail Rethwisch in the title role.


Contact Information


Management contact: Bob Quintana
(267) 972-8642


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