Martin Daigle is an up-and-coming Acadian artist from the Greater Moncton Area where he obtained two degrees from the Université de Moncton: Certificate of Preparatory Studies in Music (2016) and Bachelor of Music Interpretation (2018). He studies contemporary percussion at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University where he will complete the Master's program in the spring of 2020. He intends to pursue his doctoral studies followed by a career as a researcher, a professor and a performer.
With more than 15 years of experience in percussion, Martin expresses his passion for music by interpreting a diverse and complex repertoire. His creative presence on stage has captivated listeners of all ages. His peers have recognized his talents by awarding him several prizes and scholarships. Some of his performances have been part of a number of festival programming, including: Acadie Rock, FestiChoeur d'Acadie, Halifax Jazz Festival, Harvest Blues and Jazz, ImaginAIR International Festival, Indian River Festival, and Congrès Mondial Acadien 2019.
Martin conducts research at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), McGill University, to improve drumset learning methodologies. His research is aimed at developing a haptic technology to aide in learning, as well as, the development of a movement-bases learning system. Having a true passion for music and being inspired by his studies in music-related movements completed by distant learning from the University of Oslo, Martin continues his research to integrate music and movement with a goal to prevent the progressive injuries of percussionists.