Sammy Marshall (U.S. Army Sergeant Major, retired) served as pianist for the Soldiers’ Chorus of The United States Army Field Band for 12 years. In this position he performed with the London and National Symphony Orchestras, the Boston and Cincinnati Pops and the symphonies of Phoenix, Nashville, Richmond and New Haven. Conductors he has worked with include Erich Kunzel, Keith Lockhart, Albert-George Schram and George Manahan. Prior to joining the military, Mr. Marshall maintained a rigorous accompanying schedule in some of the most elite voice studios in New York. Renowned teachers such as Cynthia Hoffman, Maitland Peters and Metropolitan Opera greats Mignon Dunne, Gabor Corelli, Spiro Malas and Nico Castel were his clientele. His choral accompanying collaborations include such conductors as Westin Noble, Paul Salamunovich and James Jordan.
Mr. Marshall finished his military career as the Support Element Leader for the Army Field Band. In addition to the Chester River Chorale, he is the pianist for the Frederick Chorale, Columbia Pro Cantare, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Music Director at Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church. He is the Collaborative Piano Mentor for the National Music Festival.