~Principal Cellist, Spokane Symphony Orchestra
~Director of the EWU/SYO Summer Orchestra Camp
~Director of EWU Cello Ensemble
~Director of the annual CELLObration Spokane Festival: To view a video from CELLObration 2007 click here.
~Cellist with the Spokane String Quartet, 1994-2000
~Faculty at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp: click here to see the Interlochen Arts' Cello Section perform Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir!"
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. Marshall is also a frequent performer with several arts organizations in the Inland Northwest, including Zephyr, the Spokane Chamber Music Association, Connoisseur Concerts, and the Sandpoint Festival. While he was a member of the Spokane String Quartet, Marshall performed throughout the Northwest, and performed two tours in Europe and one tour in Taiwan.
Before coming to Spokane, Marshall participated in festivals in Europe (Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival) and Japan (Pacific Music Festival). He had also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and was elected twice to perform in the prestigious Piatigorsky Cello Seminar. During the summers of 1994 and 1995, Marshall served on the faculty of the famous Interlochen Arts Camp, teaching cello and chamber music.