Marti Lunn Lantz
Marti Lunn Lantz is a native of Akron, Ohio, and attended the University of Akron as a piano performance major, also acting as vocalist with the University jazz band and later singing with Fred Waring. Marti has performed as a band singer and keyboardist in the Pocono Mountains resorts for many years, as well as working as a studio session singer. Winning awards each year beginning at the age of 9 as a junior composer led to the publication of her first choral work by Shawnee Press when she was a senior in high school. Teaming with Lois Brownsey, Marti has choral works and songbooks published with Shawnee Press, Alfred, Warner Bros., and Hal Leonard, and has received ASCAP awards for many years. Collaborating with her husband, composer and teacher David Lantz III on many choral works, she is co-owner of Lantz Choral Publications, a publisher of sacred choral works. Marti is a member of PFMC and teaches piano and voice in her music studio as well as holding the position of organist at Stroudsburg United Methodist Church. In addition, she also works as a choral music engraver.