Florrie MarshallInstructor



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Cogswell 218



Applied Violin

Applied Viola


DMA (ABD), Yale University

MM, Yale University

BM, East Carolina University


Violist Florrie Marshall is an acclaimed musician recognized for her performances, teaching, and arts advocacy.

She is the founder and artistic director of Sound Bridges International Company, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building bridges of cultural understanding through music and the performing arts. In this role, Marshall commissioned four works of music, presented seven public concerts, offered three workshops, interviewed 14 renowned guest artists, and appeared as Yale President Salovey’s guest on his podcast, Yale Talks.

Additionally, Florrie gave the world premiere of Sound Bridges' commissioned work, “A Tale of One Viola” for unaccompanied viola by Liliya Ugay for the 2022 festival cohosted by the International Viola Congress and the American Viola Society in Columbus, Georgia.

A student of Ettore Causa, Marshall graduated in 2018 from the Yale School of Music with a master’s degree and is currently a candidate for the Yale doctor of musical arts degree.

Marshall served as principal violist of the Yale Philharmonia under the direction of Maestro Peter Oundjian since her arrival in 2016. During her studies at the Yale School of Music, Marshall received the dean-nominated 2017 Graduate Music Award sponsored by the Presser Foundation, the 2017 Interdisciplinary Arts Award through the Yale Center of Collaborative Arts and Media, the 2018 Philip Nelson Prize recognizing her “talent and entrepreneurial spirit,” and the 2022 Plank Foundation Artist Residency in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Marshall is currently on faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, curating a vibrant studio of violin and viola students. Former teachers include Dora Mullins, Hye-Jin Kim, Ara Gregorian, and Steven Tenenbom.