COLUMBUS, Miss. - Jack Marshall, a junior music major at The W, is the recipient of the Willina Buck Mallet Music Scholarship from the Chaminade Music Club of Jackson.
The Chaminade Club is the oldest music club in Mississippi and a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs. The name honors the famous French pianist and composer, Cécile Louise Stephanie Chaminade (1857-1944).
Originally from Lithuania, Marshall grew up in Fredericksburg, Va. He attended Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., where he received the "Jazz Musician of the Year" award. He later moved to Yuma, Ariz., and received a scholarship to study music at Arizona Western College. Currently, he is a junior pursuing his bachelor of music education degree at The W.
Originally a jazz guitar player, Marshall started taking piano lessons two and half years ago at Arizona Western College. Since that time, he has performed in several recitals, master classes and competitions. Marshall also enjoys composition and he and his wife, Clara, composed music for a musical which was premiered at Arizona Western College.
In his spare time, Marshall teaches private piano and guitar lessons to local pre-college and adult students.
Marshall was recommended for the scholarship by his piano professor, Dr. Julia Mortyakova, who is a member of the Chaminade Club.