Marti Epstein joined the Conservatory in 2008 and teaches private composition lessons as well as a course on the music of Toru Takemitsu.
Epstein is a composer whose music has been performed by the San Francisco Symphony, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Frankfurt, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston, Ensemble Modern, and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has completed commissions for the Fromm Foundation, the Munich Biennale, the Iowa Brass Quintet, the CORE Ensemble, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Longy School of Music, the Ludovico Ensemble, Guerilla Opera, the Radius Ensemble, the Callithumpian Consort, Duo Harpverk, and the Tanglewood Music Center.
Epstein attended the University of Iowa and the University of Colorado for her bachelor's degree. She received both her M.M. and D.M.A. from Boston University. Her teachers were Joyce Mekeel and Bernard Rands. She also studied with Bunita Marcus. Epstein was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1986 and 1988, where she studied with Oliver Knussen and Hans Werner Henze.
Epstein is a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also teaches theory and composition at Berklee College of Music.