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Marshall Henry is a central New York native and is currently a member of the Symphoria double bass section. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Syracuse University, a master’s in music from SUNY Purchase College, and a doctorate of musical arts from Stony Brook University. His teachers include Kurt Muroki, Timothy Cobb, Edward Castilano and Darryl Pugh. 

Henry’s multifaceted musical career has enabled him to perform and record in a wide range of settings and genres of music. Recent engagements have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Glastonbury Festival, Google I/O, Barclays Center, Portland’s Waterfront Blues Festival, and Chicago Blues Festival. Marshall frequently performs with the Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure, with whom he has toured on six continents. 

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D.M.A., Stony Brook University
M.M., SUNY Purchase College
B.M., Syracuse University 

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