Clinton Marshall is active as a band guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician. For more than thirty years, he has traveled across North America sharing his knowledge, experience, and sense of humor with student musicians and music educators.
As a guest conductor, Mr. Marshall has successfully led numerous honor bands including the Maryland All State Band and bands at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Duquesne University. At the International Peace Gardens, he directed the Wind Ensemble and Youth Bands which were comprised of students from eleven different countries. For nineteen years, he conducted the concert band at the Maryland Center for the Arts, a program for Maryland’s gifted and talented students. Mr. Marshall has guest conducted the Saskatchewan Provincial Honor Band and numerous honor bands in the Maryland/Washington D.C./Virginia Area. In addition to his experiences with student musicians, he enjoys making music with adult community bands. Mr. Marshall has made several trips to Regina Saskatchewan to workshop the Prairie Winds Adult Bands and recently he conducted rehearsal clinics for the West Valley Winds in Canmore and the Red Deer College Adult Concert Band Workshop.
Each year, Mr. Marshall devotes a major portion of his schedule to adjudicating concert band festivals. In Canada, he has participated in festivals in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. On the East Coast of the United States, he has judged festivals from New York to Alabama. For several years, Mr. Marshall has served as an adjudicator for the Rocky Mountain Music Festival which is held each year in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This April he returns to Banff for the Rocky Mountain Festival and to conduct rehearsal worshops for school bands in a retreat setting. For more information about these unique retreats, visit www.Banffmusicretreats.com or email Shannon@banffmusicretreats.com. There are still a few available dates in April 2013.
Mr. Marshall is frequently invited to present professional development workshops to music educators. His mixture of practical suggestions and humor has served to inform and support the efforts of music teachers across the United States and Canada. He gave the keynote address at the British Columbia Music Educators Conference in Victoria and presented a full day of workshops at the Tempo Conference for the Manitoba Music Educators Association in Winnipeg. One of his most popular workshops, Eight Keys to Success at Band Festival, has been praised by music teachers and administrators for its practical approach to effectively solving performance issues for middle and high school bands.
Clinton Marshall is the former Coordinator of Music for the Baltimore County Public School System. In that capacity, he supervised the instrumental and vocal music programs in over 160 schools. Under Mr. Marshall's leadership, the Baltimore County Public Schools developed and implemented creative and unique curricular programs. He was successful in leading a major initiative that resulted in the purchase of 3.1 million dollars of band and orchestra instruments in one year for the Baltimore County School District. This total grew to nearly five million over a three-year period.
Prior to this assignment, Clinton Marshall taught instrumental music at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. His concert bands earned a reputation for excellence by consistently receiving superior ratings at District, State and National Festivals. His contributions to the instrumental music program have been recognized by both the National Band Directors Association and by the American School Band Directors Association. The Maryland State Senate honored Mr. Marshall in a special proclamation for "his efforts and accomplishments in producing award-winning music students."
Clinton Marshall currently lives on Lake Murray in Prosperity, South Carolina. Although "life on the lake" certainly agrees with him, Mr. Marshall remains active with school bands throughout the United States and Canada.