Martha Gregory was born in Rochester, New York where she studied violin, piano and voice at the Hochstein School of Music,The Eastman School of Music, and Roberts Wesleyan College. Her string studies involved classical and Suzuki methods. After moving to Canada in 1974, she established a private studio in Pickering, Ontario that she still maintains. Since her move to Canada, Martha has enjoyed performing, teaching and promoting Canadian music through her work with music festivals. She currently performs with the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra and is principal violinist with the Hamstrings of Durham Trio. She has been an active freelance performer in classical voice, music theatre, violin and piano. Martha has been involved with music festivals for the last 31 years and has been Executive Director of the Pickering GTA Music Festival for 18 years. She is the Executive Director of the Pickering GTA Music Festival, Past- President of the Ontario Music Festivals Association, the Ontario representative on the National Board of Governors and has enjoyed adjudicating all across Canada.