ANDREW MARSHALL MUSICIAN
Jamaican native ANDREW MARSHALL (b. 1982) is a multi-faceted musician. His compositions have been described as “witty” (The New Yorker) and “historic” (Jamaica Gleaner). He enjoys collaborating with performers and creating and performing music for the stage, concert hall, and digital media.
Andrew’s solo work for mezzo-soprano and piano, A Bad Case of Kids (2020), commissioned by two-time Grammy-award winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, was featured on her album How Do I Find You and nominated for a 2023 Grammy Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. Andrew’s composition, April, was the winner for the 2020 Huntsville Master Chorale Composition Competition. In 2012, his chamber opera Hardtalk was performed at the Institute of Jamaica in Kingston, Jamaica. Andrew's music has been commissioned and performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica, Norman Philharmonic, Cimmaron Opera, Kingston College Chapel Choir, University Singers, Jamaica Youth Chorale, Immaculate Conception High School for Girls, Jamaica Military Band, mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis, among others.
Andrew continues to devote a substantial portion of his catalogue to the Jamaican choral tradition. In recent years he has used text from Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment, a translation of the Bible into the Jamaican language, to create anthems and extended works. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Andrew composed two extended works for choir using Jamiekan text: Di Apasl Paal: Wen Im Tun Wan Biliiva (2020) and Di Apasl Paal: Paal Get Stuon iina Lischra (2021). Both pieces were premiered by the Jamaica Choral Scholars, the performances of which may be viewed on Andrew’s YouTube channel.
For over fifteen years Andrew served as music director and accompanist for Maranatha Ministries, a dramatic musical ensemble led by his mother, Jacqueline Marshall. During his tenure with the group, Andrew completed two tours to England and Wales, and multiple tours across the United States and Jamaica.
Andrew earned degrees in music from Northern Caribbean University (B.A. ’02), from Westminster Choir College of Rider University (M.M. ’04), and University of Oklahoma (D.M.A. '12). Andrew also holds an Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). Andrew is Choir Director at The Winsor School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also the Director of Music at the Presbyterian Church in Sudbury in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
I'm excited to share a short production reel of some of some work I've created for various clients. Interested in music for your project or product? Let me know!
I was humbled and privileged to contribute to Sasha Cooke's album How Do I Find You, collaborating with lyricist Todd Boss and composing the song A Bad Case of Kids.
This is the world premiere performance of the first movement of my suite for violin, soprano, and piano entitled Last Day, inspired by The Winsor School in Boston, MA. Julia O'Connor is the violinist.
This is the world premiere performance of the fourth and final movement of my suite for violin, soprano, and piano entitled Last Day, inspired by The Winsor School in Boston, MA. Julia O'Connor is the violinist.