Connie Martin performs and teaches in Minnesota, where she has lived since 1982. She is a core member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, and also performs with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra and as substitute with the Minnesota Orchestra. She is currently on the faculties of Saint Olaf and Carleton Colleges.

Ms. Martin earned the Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois, and Bachelor of Arts from Whitworth College (Spokane, Washington). She also serves as Associate Editor for Bass World, the journal of the International Society of Bassists.In addition to her musical career, Ms. Martin also does grant research and writing for nonprofit organizations.