Byron Marshall - Director/Conductor
Byron Marshall is a native of Franklin County, NC and is an alumnus of Louisburg College, and Cape Fear Community College with A.F.A. degrees in Music & Music Education and a B.A. degree in piano & choral music from The University of North Carolina Wilmington. Currently, he is a Master of Music Education candidate at the University of Florida. Some of Byron’s extensive resume includes work in the music department of Louisburg College as faculty accompanist from 2002-2009, and service as an Executive Board of Directors member of the Franklin County Art’s Council from 2000-2004.
Byron travels throughout North Carolina and performs for collegiate, civic, and social events as well as a clinician and accompanist for choral events and festivals for North Carolina Public School Systems which include: 24 consecutive years with the Franklin County Schools All County Chorus Festival and 9 years with Brunswick County Schools All County Chorus Festival.
He is the recipient of numerous academic and civic awards including “2004 Artist of the Year” award for service in the field of performing arts from the Franklin Co. Arts Council and several Distinguished Service awards from Louisburg College’s Department of Music. Byron is also an active adjudicator for various musical competition at local, state, and international levels.
Mr. Marshall is the Minister of Music and instructor for Ogden Baptist Church in Wilmington since 2006 and its Academy of Music which he founded in 2008 in addition to being the accompanist and substitute conductor for the Wilmington Choral Society from 2007-2019. Byron has also worked as Collaborative Pianist for Applied Voice, Choral & Faculty performances and classes at Cape Fear Community College from 2013-2020.
Byron holds active memberships with Music Teachers National Association and was appointed President of Cape Fear Music Teachers Association in July, 2020.
As an advocate for Music and Music Education, Mr. Marshall has founded music scholarship programs at Cape Fear Community College and The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Community Music Academy; where, he also currently serves as adjunct piano instructor and business manager for UNCW’s Department of Music and Community Music Academy.
Board of Directors
President: Carol Beaven
Vice-President: Irene Voneiff
Secretary: Diane Sullivan
Treasurer: Peter Beaven
Scholarship Chair: Kathy Horsmon
Public Relations: Andre Brillaud
Membership: Georgie Harrison
Social Chair: Nancy Cowen
Director: Byron Marshall
Soprano - Lillian Jimenez
Alto - Debi Hawkins
Tenor - Don Bowers
Bass/Baritone - Dennis Haugen
MHC Coordinator - Kathy Sinclair
Catherine Grimball - Accompanist
Catherine Grimball began her musical studies in her hometown of Pensacola,
Florida with Dr. Lynne Lauderdale. She continued her studies in Michigan at the
Interlochen Arts Academy, where she graduated with Dean’s High Honors. Ms. Grimball holds bachelor (cum laude) and masters degrees in piano performance
from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she was
a scholarship student of Frank Weinstock.
Her festival experience includes the Australian Chamber Music Festival, the Opera Theatre and Chamber Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, the Brevard Music Institute and Festival, and the Interlochen Arts Camp, where she was employed as accompanist at the Advanced Vocal Institute.
Ms. Grimball has studied chamber music with the TakácsQuartet, Judith Glyde, William Grubb, and Awadagin Pratt. In addition she has worked in master classes with the Eroica Trio, the Perlman/Nikkanen/Bailey Trio, Sergei Babayan, and Malcolm Bilson.
Ms. Grimball was the 2009 Music Director of the Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence program, which performed outreach concerts to schools and audiences across the Gulf Coast. An accompanist for area churches, she also enjoys chamber music and teaching. Ms. Grimball is excited for the opportunity to serve as accompanist for the
Wilmington Choral Society.