PFA Announces NEW Choir Director!
Andrew Marshall previously served as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville, Jamaica, where he conducted the NCU Chorale and Chamber Ensemble. He is the founder and director of the Jamaica Choral Scholars’ Festival, an annual, two-week summer event in Kingston dedicated to the study and performance of Caribbean choral music; and composer-in-residence for the Jamaica Symphony Orchestra.
Andrew has founded and conducted groups throughout Jamaica, the United States, and Great Britain. As director for the Jamaica Choral Scholars’ Festival he has created choral arrangements of Caribbean-centric music and commissioned arrangements of similar works. Active also as a composer, his first full symphonic work, Run-A-Boat Symphony, received its world premiere in July 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica under the auspices of the Governor General of Jamaica. His opera Hardtalk also received its world premiere preformance in 2012 at the Institute of Jamaica in Kingston. In March 2014 his second symphony, Nyabinghi, received its world premiere performance by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica and NCU Chamber Ensemble in Kingston, Jamaica. Select compositions in his portfolio are published internationally through GIA Publications in Chicago, IL.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Jamaica; a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey; and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.