Gerry Jon Marsh has been the Music Director and Conductor of the Cascade Youth Symphony since 1984. Professor Marsh is also the Wind Ensemble Director Emeritus at Seattle Pacific University. Known for his panache at the podium, Marsh possesses extensive experience and giftedness as an educator, performer, conductor, choirmaster, jazz musician, and composer, and has been frequently involved as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for music festivals. A member of the inaugural Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame, He has conducted music seminars throughout the West Coast, Canada and England.
Mr. Marsh is an award winning published composer and arranger and has received numerous composition awards and commissions. As Composer-in-Residence for the Seattle Pacific University Center for Worship and Marsh was recently honored as a finalist for the Arlin G. Meyer Prize given by the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts for his symphonic work Reconciled: A Gospel Oratorio. Mr. Marsh has also received awards and citations from the Seattle Music and Arts foundation and the Edmonds Music and Arts Club.