Willard Scott, television celebrity of NBC's Today Show stated "Martha Wright is a lovely woman in her own right."

Ashley Cole, a five-year student of Wright's choir, stated, "Every goal she sets, she achieves". Excellence best describes her uncommon mixture of talents and abilities, whether attributed by colleagues, students, or associates.

Festival producer, Martha Wright, received a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) on an accompanying scholarship from the University of Central Arkansas. As a voice major and piano minor, studying with Kodaly specialist, Dr. Anne Patterson, and Dr. Don Collins, author and authority on the boy's changing voice and founder of the Cambiata Press, as well as Dr. Mark Hansen and Dr. Martha Antolik.

Ms. Wright, a former public school music teacher and long-time private voice and piano instructor, formed the West Tennessee Youth Chorus in 1996. This choir has exceeded all expectations, traveling the world over, including opening the Presidential Christmas Tree Lighting-National Pageant of Peace festivities twice at the White House with President Clinton and President Bush.

Martha Wright's uncommon mix or abilities, coupled with hard work and perseverance has made the WTCC/WTYC into a premier children's choir program.

Ms. Wright is a noted soloist, accompanist, adjudicator, and conductor.

In 2000, Bryan Kidd, chief composer and arranger of the US Navy Band collaborated with Wright on an arrangement, which was performed nationally by the US Navy Band, and locally by the Memphis Symphony with the WTYC.

Ms. Wright wrote many of the vocal arrangements for the associated instrumental piece scored by US Marine Band arranger, Steve Bulla. These were performed nationally by Wright's WTYC and the US Marine Band, during the 2004 nationally televised Pageant of Peace-Presidential Christmas Tree Lighting.

In 2003, Ms. Wright accepted the assignment to assemble and prepare a two-hundred voice choir for a church conference held with visiting International leaders.

Martha Wright produced the Crossroad's Children's Chorus Festival in Nashville, TN. In 2008 while still directing and preparing its host choir, the West TN Youth Chorus for such recent honors as a performance with opera great Kathleen Battle.

A wife, mother, and a grandmother, Mrs. Wright resides with her husband near Memphis, Tennessee.

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