Marshall Joos is an Organ Performance major at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. He has studied piano since he was 7 and organ since he was 10. Marshall has been a finalist for both the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra’s concerto competitions and has also won both regional and national organ competitions. He was featured on NPR’s “From the Top” (Episode 396) and received the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Scholarship. Marshall has enjoyed playing in organ concerts throughout New England, most notably on the organ at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall (Methuen, MA), the Kotzschmar organ at Merrill Auditorium (Portland, ME) and on the Charles Fisk organ at the historic Old West Church (Boston, MA).
Marshall has a burden for beautiful, theologically rich, and reverent worship in the church. To help with this, he took hymn arranging classes from Nathan Arnold at Distinctive Music Studios until his high school graduation. He is seeking further training to better equip himself to serve the Lord with the talents God has given him and hopes to one day return to New England.