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Don Marsh

Associate Professor of Commercial Music

(434) 592-5706
dmarsh@liberty.edu

Education

  • M.S. Rowan University
  • B.M.E. Nyack College

Biography

Professor Don Marsh is an award-winning arranger, orchestrator, songwriter, and producer with over forty years of experience as a free-lance arranger in the Christian Music field. He has also served as a Minister of Music in several notable churches in America, including Skyline Wesleyan Church where he served with John Maxwell. Professor Marsh graduated from Nyack College in Nyack, New York, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition and from Glassboro State in New Jersey with a Master’s Degree in Music Education.

 

Associate Professor Marsh has arranged, orchestrated, and produced over 300 full albums of choral music, solo artists, and various productions for such publishing companies as Hal Leonard, Shawnee Press, Word Music, Brentwood/Benson/Sony Publishing, and Gaither Music. His publishing career began with writing arrangements for the Old Time Gospel Hour Choir at Thomas Road Baptist Church, under pastor Jerry Falwell Sr. and director David Randlett. Professor Marsh has had national publications of over 2,500 individual arrangements in his career and worked with such artists as Bill Gaither, Doug Oldham, Sandi Patti and Larnelle Harris (More Than Wonderful), Steve Green, World Help Children’s Choir, and Todd Agnew. Additionally, he wrote several arrangements for National Public Television productions featuring opera diva, Kathleen Battle: SPIRITUALS IN CONCERT (w/ Jessye Norman; James Levine conductor), and A CARNEGIE HALL CHRISTMAS CONCERT (w/ Frederica von Stade, Wynton Marsalis; André Previn, conductor).

 

Professor Marsh has taught from the elementary level through the collegiate level including teaching public elementary school band and high school choral music. Before joining the faculty of Liberty University, he taught at Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

 

Don Marsh has won several awards including:

  • 3 Emmy Awards for arrangements on TV in Southern California
  • 13 Dove award nominations
  • Dove Award (Musical-Come Celebrate Jesus for Word Music)
  • Angel Award – Excellence In Media  (Once Upon An Orchestra/Symphonyville, Brentwood/Provident Records)
  • Gold Record for over 500,000 sales of America’s 25 Favorite Praise and Worship Songs (Brentwood/Provident Records)

Professor Marsh has served in the Department of Commercial Music, teaching Arranging, Songwriting, Music Industry, and Artist courses.