BIO

Marshall McDonald HeadshotMarshall has developed a unique musical style that combines classical, inspirational, film score, and new age genres of music all in one. He has recorded multiple albums, including his compilation of arrangements inspired by Carl Bloch’s paintings of the life of the Savior titled, This Is the Christ as used by the BYU Museum of Art walking tour for its Carl Bloch exhibit. Marshall’s film scores and symphonies have been performed and recorded across the globe, including by the China Philharmonic Orchestra.

Marshall’s career has included opportunities ranging from performing as a hand double pianist for the lead actor in the WB series, Everwood to performing his acclaimed arrangement of “If You Could Hie To Kolob” as a guest soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on its weekly broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word.

He has scored several social media campaigns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including the music for the He is the Gift hit YouTube campaign that broke the world record for the world's largest nativity as performed by The Piano Guys, David Archuleta, Peter Hollens and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Marshall has arranged music for various artists including "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" with Steven Sharp Nelson as performed in The Piano Guys' YouTube video now viewed over 15 million times, "Ave Maria" performed by Lexi Walker, and "One by One" sung by Nathan Pecheco with lyrics by Elder David A. Bednar. 

He is currently a full-time Institute teacher for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the University of Utah Salt Lake Institute. He graduated from the University of Utah with BA degrees in Music and Communications and his Masters degree in Public Administration. He and his wife, Kristien live in Riverton, Utah with their 6 children and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Those who know Marshall will tell you that he is best known for his music, his smile, and his love of chocolate milk.