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.