Carrie Martens

Music Advisor, Visiting Lecturer

SFA 208

(501) 852-1212


Carrie Martens is currently serving her first year as Coordinator of Music Advising for the Department of Music. Ms. Martens earned her Bachelor of Music Education from Arkansas Tech University before teaching K-12 Instrumental, Vocal, and General Music in Arkansas. Ms. Martens served as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Central Arkansas while earning her Master of Music in Music Education. She earned the UCA Music Department’s distinction of “Outstanding Graduate Student” for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years.



Prior to assuming music major advising responsibilities, Ms. Martens was a full-time Visiting Lecturer of Music Education at UCA for two academic years. From 2014-2017, she was the assistant director of Voices of Central Arkansas, UCA’s award-wining auditioned choral program for 3rd-12th grade singers.



In addition to her advising responsibilities at UCA, Ms. Martens also teaches MUS 2211 Integration of Music Technology into Teaching and Learning. She is a Level 2 Certified Google Educator and is currently serving as the Technology Chair for the Arkansas Music Educators Association (ArkMEA). Ms. Martens has a passion for helping teachers and students enhance instruction and content with the use of technology.



Ms. Martens has presented research at the Arkansas Music Educators Association Conference, the Mid South Research Symposium, and the National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education Conference. Her research interests include self-regulated music learning.



For music major advising resources or to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Martens, students should visit the music advising page.