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About Cody

American conductor Cody Martin is currently the Music Director at Pensacola Opera, where he has led the nationally renowned Jan Miller Studio Artists Program since 2017. During the 2024-25 season, he leads a production of Le nozze di Figaro and serves as associate conductor and chorus director for Pagliacci in Pensacola. Cody also joins the faculty of the University of West Florida as conductor of the Runge Strings ensemble. He recently returned to Florida State Opera to helm their production of The Cunning Little Vixen. Recent seasons have seen Cody leading productions of Lucia di LammermoorCarousel, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, As One, and Florencia en el Amazonas 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 lover of new opera, Cody 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)
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The Year's at the Spring (Beach)Cody Martin (pianist) & Bizhou Chang (soprano)
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Upcoming Performances



August 9, 2024
Pensacola Opera Center

Cody joins tenor Andrew Morstein for an evening of Italian art songs, arias, and popular songs.

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Katrina Galka

In addition to being insightful, intuitive, and clear, Cody's greatest and most unique gift is his ability to be so utterly present with both orchestra and singers—and in such a way that feels natural, unforced, and absolutely in sync. He leads from the podium with confidence and poise, bringing out the best from all; and he does it with kindness, collegiality, and ease.


Robert Wesley Mason

Working with Cody Martin is always such an exciting and supportive experience. We've tackled works as difficult as contemporary American opera repertoire, to Verdi, to Golden Age Musicals and beyond. His ear for detail and expression are of the highest order and his command of ensembles, from quartets to full orchestra, is stirring. I always look forward to our collaborations; a true singer's conductor.


Luis Alejandro Orozco

I have had the joy and sincere pleasure of working with Cody Martin in both the coaching room and on the stage. His musicality shines through in both settings. Cody is not only a clear, musical, and collaborative conductor; he is also a calming and joyful presence in any rehearsal room.


Elise Quagliata

Cody is not only a thoughtful conductor, deeply in tune with the musicians around him, but he is also a collaborator musicians are excited to work with. His passion for every project is revealed by his commitment to greatness and bringing out the best in everyone around him.




Management contact: Bob Quintana
(267) 972-8642


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