Dr. John Marshall, Strings Conductor
Spokane Youth Strings conductor, Dr. John Marshall, is the professor of cello and chamber music at Eastern Washington University. He also teaches classes in string techniques, aural skills, and computers in the music classroom. Dr. Marshall holds performance degrees from three of the most prestigious music schools in the country: a BM from Indiana University, an MM from Yale University, and a DM from Northwestern University. At these schools Marshall studied with some of the most distinguished cellists in the world: Janos Starker, Aldo Parisot, and Hans Jensen. Marshall strives to combine the varying strengths of these three pedagogues into his own teaching methods. His doctoral dissertation focused on compositions for two cellos and orchestra. During the summer, Marshall teaches cello and chamber music at Interlochen Arts Camp.
In 2001, Marshall initiated the CELLObration Spokane festival. Now an annual event at EWU, CELLObration brings together over 50 student and professional cellists from all over the Northwest for a day of learning and performing music for cello ensemble.
In addition to his duties at EWU, Marshall performs over 60 concerts a year as principal cellist with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra.