"Darien Martus' tracks, ranging in tenor from funk to balladry to patter are a major plus." ("Some Love")
"Martus' pulsing rhythms and soaring melodies..." (Homeless: a street opera)
Bay Area Drama Critics Award Best Musical Score "Some Love"
Desert Theatre League Award Best Original Musical "The Incredibly Awesome Pied Piper"
University of Redlands SAI Composer's Award ("Iron John")
Oakland University Alumni Arts Achievement Award in Theatre
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