School of Music


Adrianna Andrews-Marshall

Dr. Adrianna Marshall
Office Location: 210 Browne Hall
Office Phone: (309) 298-1544
Title: Assistant Professor, Music Education

Dr. Adrianna A. Marshall, violist, is an assistant professor in music education at Western Illinois University, she also serves as the music teacher certification advisor for undergraduate students. Currently, Dr. Marshall teaches music education and string methods course offerings such as Introduction to Music Education, String Techniques, Teaching and Assessment in Secondary School Music, American Popular Music, and What to Listen for in Music.

As a music clinician, Dr. Marshall has presented sessions on various topics regarding string education in the United States, such as, "The Urban Orchestra", that provided strategies on establishing an orchestra programs in an inner-city environment and recommendations for maintaining an orchestra program in urban school districts." Diversify Your Music Program: Strategies to Get Everyone Involved", which offered approaches to increase minority and low- income students’ participation in public school music programs. From 2003-2009, Dr. Marshall was the manager of two professional string ensembles, The Crescent Quartet, and The Grandeur Trio, in which she also played viola and violin.

Dr. Marshall received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music at Xavier University of Louisiana. She completed her Master of Music degree in music education at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University; and completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in music education at the University of Florida in 2013. She has over ten years of experience in teaching orchestra in the public schools, as well as being a trained Suzuki violin teacher registered with the Suzuki Association of the Americas.