Instructor of Music; Director of Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Education: BA, Northwest Nazarene College, 1967; MM, University of Oregon, 1968. At SPU since 1998.
Gerry Marsh is the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Brass Choir director. Mr. Marsh is also the music director and conductor of the Cascade Youth Symphony. He brings to the conductor’s podium his extensive and versatile experience as a music educator, performer, jazz musician, conductor, and choirmaster. He is frequently involved as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for music competitions and festivals in the West Coast, Canada, England, and Europe.
Mr. Marsh has been composer-in-residence for the Seattle Pacific University Center for Worship and was recently honored as a finalist for the Arlin G. Meyer Prize given by the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts for his symphonic work Reconciled: A Gospel Oratorio.
In 1998, Mr. Marsh was inducted into the inaugural Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame.
Why I Teach at SPU
Gerry Marsh, Director, Symphonic Wind Ensemble
"I teach at SPU because of the environment of the Music Department. It’s stimulating and highly creative, and learning is the focus."