Martin Bonk graduated from City University of New York with a B.S. in Music, where he studied 20th Century Composition, Orchestration, and Composition under David Maslanka, John Corrigliano, Ulysses Kaye, and Malvina Leshock respectively. He studied Guitar with Jorge Morel, Dennis Sandole, Joe Sgro, and Joseph Mayes.
An experienced arranger, he has done many scores including orchestrations and arrangements of Celedonio Romero’s guitar music for orchestra and guitar with orchestra, plus numerous works for pop and commercial groups.
As a composer he has written music for solo flute, solo guitar, guitar ensemble, solo piano, and various ensembles in both serious and jazz genres.
He has also underscored films, plus commercially produced broadcasts for radio, television, video and compact disc.
A music educator for over 25 years, he has taught privately and conducted seminars in jazz improvisation, as well as harmony and theory for guitar at various institutes and colleges.