Martha A. Fawbush

Martha A. Fawbush is a classical singer whose major interest is opera but who also performs as much jazz, gospel, blues, and Broadway music as she can. She is also a teacher of voice, does some coaching for recitalists and opera singers, teaches music classes for senior citizens, is active in church music, and writes reviews of classical music performances.

She holds a B.S. in secondary education and an M.A. in English from the University of Tennessee; a B.A. in vocal performance from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia; and an M.A. in musicology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has sung as a soloist as well as with numerous choral organizations in Knoxville, Tennessee; Newport News, Virginia; and Chapel Hill and Asheville, North Carolina. She taught English at U-T, Christopher Newport, and Richlands Virginia Community College in Richlands, Virginia, and music appreciation courses at UNC. In Asheville she has taught voice at UNC-A, had roles in Oliver, My Fair Lady, and Sweet Charity at the Asheville Community Theatre, was assistant manager for the Radio Reading Service, and wrote music reviews for the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Articles by Martha A. Fawbush:

Joyous Choral Music at St. Matthias

Choral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  December 9, 2012

Christmas Music Delights at St. Matthias Church

Brass Ensemble, Holiday Concert Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  December 2, 2012

Asheville Lyric Opera: Musical Christmas Party Was A Delight

Holiday Concert Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 19, 2010

Windscape: Knowledgeable, Musically Impeccable, and Breathtakingly Beautiful

Chamber Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  January 24, 2010

North Carolina Symphony and Conductor Hicks Present Exciting Concert

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  January 23, 2010

NCSU Combined Choirs and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Present Excellent Haydn

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 22, 2009

An Evening of Tribute and Great Classical Music

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  October 9, 2009

OCNC's Rigoletto: Great Drama and Superb Music

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  October 2, 2009

North Carolina Symphony Concerts: Reminders of the Orchestra's Incalculable Value to the Triangle

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  September 25, 2009

Cavalleria rusticana Reveals All the Pleasures of Opera

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  September 11, 2009

Two Musical Friends Present Delightful Recital

Recital Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  August 28, 2009

Hinshaw's Annual Celebration Concert Delights a Large Audience

Choral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  August 7, 2009

More than a "Spiritual" - African-American Music and the Vocal Artistry of Louise Toppin

Chamber Music, Recital Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  July 19, 2009

New Long Leaf Works: Opera is Vibrant, Exciting and Living

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  June 14, 2009

Long Leaf Opera Launches 2009 Summer Festival: Broadway and Beyond

Recital Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  June 12, 2009

Edenton Street Chancel Choir Offers Inspiring St. Paul

Choral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  May 17, 2009

George Gershwin at His Best

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  May 10, 2009

Music, Ecology, and the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  April 26, 2009

Concert Singers of Cary Presents Moving Performance of A German Requiem

Choral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  April 25, 2009

The King of Instruments and William J. Weisser: A Most Fortunate Pairing

Recital Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  April 17, 2009

Music That Enchants on a Spring Evening

Recital Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  April 16, 2009

North Carolina Symphony: An Evening of Musical Excitement

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  April 4, 2009

Passion, Power and Musical Skill Characterize Weilerstein Trio Concert

Chamber Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  March 29, 2009

Rossini's La Cenerentola: Great Music and Comedy - With a Dark Side

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  February 14, 2009

North Carolina Symphony's Evening of Grand Music

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  February 13, 2009

L'elisir d'amore: Opera at its Finest in Raleigh

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  February 8, 2009

NC Symphony Presents Variety of Satisfying Music

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  January 17, 2009

Gregory Maytan and Nicole Lee: Scandinavia

Recital Media Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  December 31, 2008

Raleigh Ringers Bring Christmas Delights to Large Audience of Handbell Enthusiasts

Handbell Ensemble Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  December 21, 2008

North Carolina Master Chorale and Chamber Choir Make the Season Bright

Choral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  December 13, 2008

North Carolina Symphony Brings Musical Joy to Raleigh

Choral Music, Gospel, Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 29, 2008

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Presents Well-Played Variety of Music

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 23, 2008

Ritz Chamber Players Present Excellent Program

Chamber Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 16, 2008

North Carolina Symphony and Sudbin Present Masterful Concert

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 8, 2008

Raleigh Symphony Orchestra: Music to Touch Your Harp Strings

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  October 19, 2008

Capital Opera Raleigh's Carmen

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  October 17, 2008

Chamber Orchestra of Triangle Presents Twentieth-Century Italian Music

Chamber Orchestra Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  October 12, 2008

The Brussels Chamber Orchestra Presents Music that Inspires and Delights

Chamber Orchestra Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  July 5, 2008

The North Carolina Symphony: Beautiful Music for a Summer Evening

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  June 28, 2008

Raleigh Ringers: Musical Skill and Diversity

Handbell Ensemble Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  June 1, 2008

Madama Butterfly: Thoroughly Satisfying

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  May 30, 2008

Michael Collins and NCS Make Superb Music

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  April 12, 2008

Love and War In Cosí fan tutte

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  April 6, 2008

The St. John Passion: Flawed Beauty

Choral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  February 24, 2008

Romance and Music Filled the Air

Choral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  February 9, 2008

Lucia di Lammermoor: Mayhem, Murder, Madness and Superb Singing

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  January 19, 2008

Three Giants of Nineteenth-Century European Music

Orchestral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  January 11, 2008

Dan Locklair: Symphony of Seasons

Contemporary Music, Orchestral Music Media Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  January 9, 2008

Christmas Spirituals: Truly Joyous Sound of the Season

Orchestral Music, Vocal Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  December 27, 2007

Handel's Messiah: More Glorious Every Year

Choral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  December 8, 2007

Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde: Poetic and Musical Expression of Human Experience

Chamber Music, Vocal Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 18, 2007

Powerful Subject and Great Performances Make Memorable Music Theatre

Musical Theatre Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 13, 2007

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and Louis Schwizgebel-Wang Delight

Chamber Orchestra Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 11, 2007

Obbligato II: A Successful Union of Choral and Instrumental Expression

Chamber Music, Choral Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  November 8, 2007

TEMPO and Ensemble Caprice: New Winners for Durham

Early Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  October 20, 2007

La Traviata: Still the Pinnacle of Romantic Tragedy

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  October 19, 2007

OCNC, NCS and Mozart: A Superb Collaboration

Opera Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  September 29, 2007

Mallarmé Chamber Players Present Vibrant Music with an Eastern European Influence

Chamber Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  September 23, 2007

Abegg Trio Brings Beethoven's Piano Trios to Expressive Life

Chamber Music Review by Martha A. Fawbush,  September 9, 2007