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Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke premiered my composition 'A Bad Case of Kids' for mezzo-soprano and piano with lyrics by Todd Boss, at San Francisco Symphony's Davies Symphony Hall on Sunday, January 22, 2022 at 7:30 PM, along with several other original works by other composers curated during the pandemic by Ms. Cooke. The work is on Ms. Cooke's album, "How Do I Find You."

To purchase the album and for more information about the project, please click here.

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A Jamaican native, ANDREW MARSHALL has been active as a musician for over two decades. He is the Choir Director at The Winsor School in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Andrew has written music for a variety of performing forces, ranging from chamber pieces to orchestral works. Recently completed projects include his fourth symphony, Fourteen, commissioned by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica, and a suite, Fruuti, for solo violin and piano for Jamaican violinist Dayna Palmer (daynaviolin.com). Andrew also recently collaborated with mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis (raehann.com) for the virtual premiere performance of his oratorio, Di Apasl Paal: Wen Im Tun Wan Biliiva with the Jamaica Choral Scholars; and with mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke (sashacooke.com) on a project called Songs in a Time of Silence which will be released on Pentatone and premiered at San Francisco Symphony on their Great Performers series in 2022.

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. ​In 2010 Andrew founded and has since directed the Jamaica Choral Scholars’ Festival, an annual event that underscores the creation and performance of Jamaican choral works. Since its inception Andrew has commissioned Jamaican-centric anthems, and edited existing choral works for performance, including Lisa Narcisse’s First Jamaican Mento Mass, Second Jamaican Mento Mass; and Samuel Felsted’s oratorio Jonah.

 

Andrew received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Caribbean University (Mandeville, Jamaica), a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College of Rider University (Princeton, New Jersey), and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma (Norman, Oklahoma). Andrew also holds an Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). 

​Andrew is actively engaged in writing compositions and arrangements in a variety of styles and idioms, including pop acapella pieces, extended works, and solo literature. Contact Andrew at marshalla16@hotmail.com to request a commission for your next performance.