Kirsten Marshall, violin
David & Lesli Sagan Chair
Kirsten Marshall (violin, David and Leslie Sagan Chair) is Director of Orchestral Programs and a violin instructor at Ithaca Talent Education in Ithaca, NY, as well as part time lecturer in violin performance at Ithaca College. She is also the conductor for the newly established CCO Youth Orchestra. 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 2014, 2012, and 1998, Ms. Marshall conducted the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas at the biennial Suzuki Association conference, and in 2008 and 2010, she conducted the faculty orchestras for piano soloist at the national conferences. She is also a registered Suzuki Teacher Trainer. 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. In 2003, she co-commissioned and premiered a sonata for violin and piano by Robert Paterson. Additionally, she composes for string orchestras. Ms. Marshall is frequently sought after as a clinician specializing in youth orchestras across the United States and Canada.