Combining Music and Information Technology (IT)
Martha was pursuing her bachelor’s degree from the Hartt School of Music in the early 1980's when IBM recruiters came to the school actively looking looking for music students to help program mainframes computers. There was a huge need for IT professionals, but without having formal college computer degree program developed at that point, large companies were looking for persons with aptitude appropriate for computer development to be able to step in and fill the void. A study had just been completed showing that musicians ranked extremely high in these aptitudes, in second-place only to authors of children's stories having the right aptitudes for developing computer programs.
Martha spent close to two decades in professional IT development (see IT resumé below) before leaving the corporate world to step full time back to the music world. She uses her IT experience for envisioning projects to automate biomedcal music protocols to help those with motor, speech, and cognition challenges.
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