Title/Position: Lecturer, Media Writing and ProductionProfile:
What would you say are the five most outstanding highlights of your professional life?
1. Performing with my band in front of 80,000 people while opening up for ‘N Sync.
2. Seeing the piece of paper that officially stated “ Dr. Devin Marsh”.
3. Composing for national television programs and movie soundtracks.
4. Performing with the legendary Mighty Sparrow.
5. Opening up for major touring acts like Air Supply, Aswad and Burning Spear
What advice would you give an aspiring young musician?
Listen, practice, be open-minded to everything and learn how to run a business because, as a musician, YOU are a business. Everyday is a new lesson.
Finish the statement, “Music is …”
Music is any and everything you want it to be.
Which music do you listen to in your car? (or What’s on your iPod?)
I listen to everything. You can learn as much from the music you don’t like as the music you do.
Devin Marsh is a lecturer in the Media Writing and Production program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Marsh is an accomplished performer, writer, arranger and instrumentalist. He has toured internationally with his band Nori Nori promoting three self-produced and critically acclaimed CDs. He has composed, recorded and produced music for various films, commercials, ballets, dance groups and other artists, all while managing his Miami-based commercial recording facility, The Chill Lodge. On a Gary Burton Scholarship, Marsh studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, later continuing his studies at the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, Master of Music in Media Writing and Production, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition. He concurrently serves as the director of broadcasting, sound and recording and the Mighty Mighty RamTones at A.P. Mays Conservatory of the Arts.