Kirsten Marshall

Kirsten Marshall has inspired students across the Americas with her boundless enthusiasm and passion for making great music for more than fifteen years.  Ms. Marshall is Director of Orchestral Programs and a violin instructor at Ithaca Talent Education in Ithaca, NY.  During the summer months, she is widely sought after as a conductor and clinician for her commitment to artistic excellence and dynamic ability to engage students.

Ms. Marshall received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) with majors in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy. Ms. Marshall also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Case Western Reserve University, with an emphasis in strings.  Her conducting studies were with David Einfeldt (Hartt School of Music, Connecticut), Carl Topilow and Louis Lane (CIM).  She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society.

In 1998 and 2012, Ms. Marshall conducted the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and in 2008 and 2010, she conducted the faculty orchestra for piano soloist at the Suzuki Association of the Americas conference.  An avid supporter of contemporary music, Ms. Marshall conducted and produced two premiere string orchestra pieces that appeared on the 2002 recording Bach to the Future. She is an active performer in the Ithaca area and holds the David and Lesli Sagan Chair in the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca's professional ensemble.  In 2003, she co-commissioned and premiered a sonata for violin and piano by Robert Paterson.  Her love of contemporary music is further demonstrated though her own original compositions for string orchestras.