Marshall, John Patton



Composer and musical instructor; born at Rockfort, Massachusetts. In 1894 he went to Boston, where he studied piano with B. J. Lang and Edward MacDowell, and composition under H. A. Norris and G. W. Chadwick. In 1895 he became organist and choirmaster of St. John's Church, Boston, and held this position for ten years. When the Department of Music was founded at Boston University in 1903 he was appointed professor of history and theory of music, and is still serving in this capacity, 1908. He has published a number of songs and piano-pieces.