Wayland School of Music

Andrew Marshall

"Andrew is a top-notch pianist, composer, and conductor, but he is also very warm as a person and has a lovely sense of humor. He has
three young sons and is practiced at interacting with children and teenagers in a way that makes them feel connected to him. Andrew has been a wonderful addition to our program because he is fantastic with the students and adults alike."

~ Felicia Brady-Lopez, Faculty Supervisor, the Winsor School

Dr. Andrew Marshall

Jamaican pianist, choral conductor and composer Andrew Marshall is a graduate of Northern Caribbean University (BM), Westminster Choir College (MM), and the University of Oklahoma (DMA). He holds a Certification in Advanced Piano Performance from the Associate Board of Royal Schools of Music [Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music, the UK’s premier conservatories].

Among Andrew’s many professional accomplishments, he was Associate Professor and Director of Choirs at Northern Caribbean University, where he also taught Piano, Voice, Music History, and Composition. He has also been Associate Professor at Oakwood University, AL; Guest Conductor and Composer-in-Residence for both the Jamaica Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jamaica; and Founder and Director of the Jamaica Choral Scholars Festival. His compositions range from choral arrangements to full-scale symphonies, and have been performed to great acclaim. Dr. Marshall is currently Choir Director at the Winsor School, Boston, and has taught piano in his private studio since 1998.

Meet Andrew

  1. How/what age did you start your instrument?
    I started at about age 6. My parents wanted me to learn a musical instrument, so off to class I went!
  2. Did you come from a musical family?
    My mother was a visual artist and music group director, so she definitely had a musical/artistic leaning. She also played the piano at a young age. My father did not play a musical instrument but he has a great baritone voice, an above-average interest in the subject, and fully supported our musical endeavors.
  3. Best, funniest or worst musical memory from childhood?
    Singing in music productions with my friends. I still remember most of the songs!
  4. A highlight or two from your performing career:
    Performing concerts of my extended compositions for a variety of musical forces; and serving as the founder and director of a musical festival.
  5. What do you love about teaching?
    I love seeing the student who is eager to learn and willing to work hard enjoy the rewards of their hard-earned labor.
  6. What would you like your students to know about you?
    I want my students to come to enjoy music in its fullness as one way to enrich their lives; and that to achieve this, commitment, dedication, and hard work are essential. No short cuts!
  7. Can you share a non-musical fun fact about you?
    If I wasn’t a musician, it’s very likely I would be a professional volleyball coach. I also love writing short stories!