A native of Michigan City, IN, Martha Geissler began studying violin and piano thru the public school system. She attended Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN), where she studied with Betty Gehring and received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1976. From there, she went on to the Savannah Symphony (1976 - 79); Augusta, GA, Symphony (concertmaster, 1979 - 81) and, since 1981, section violin with the Charlotte Symphony.
Ms. Geissler, also a violist, currently plays as an extra musician with SC Philharmonic:, Greenville, SC, Symphony; Asheville Symphony and North Carolina Symphony in addition to her work with the CSO.
She is an avid chamber music player and in addition to her musical career, also is a licensed (LMBT #1347) massage therapist, having received her degree from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy in Charlotte in 1999.