Martha Folts, harpsichordist, clavichordist, and organist, presents recitals and workshops of sixteenth- to eighteenth-century keyboard music throughout the Midwestern United States. She has played in Cincinnati, New York, Boston, Atlanta, colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Oregon. Her European concerts have taken place in The Netherlands, France, Germany, and Denmark. She completed the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in harpsichord performance at the University of Michigan in 2000, studying with Edward Parmentier, and has taught on the faculties of Iowa State University, Miami University (Ohio), Adrian College, Michigan, and at the School of Music at the University of Michigan. She has presented lecture/recitals on aspects of the music of Frescobaldi and Domenico Scarlatti for the Midwest Historical Keyboard Society and for the Italian Festival at the University of Michigan.
Martha Folts is a founding member of La Gente d’Orfeo, an ensemble which specializes in seventeenth-century Italian repertoire, touring in the Midwest. She has recorded for the Delos, Musical Heritage Society and Harpsicat labels, and her recorded performances on both organ and harpsichord have been broadcast on WGUC-FM in Cincinnati and over Minnesota Public Radio.