Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Marshall-Ward


Stephen Marshall-WardMusician, artist, performer, theologian, philosopher, business owner, designer, and family man are just a few adjectives that describe Stephen Marshall-Ward, Professor & Chair of Music at Trinity. This dynamic, energetic professor brings a passion for music to his teaching, mentoring his students to their full potential, helping them grow into emerging leaders in music.

In addition to chairing the Music program, Marshall-Ward teaches conducting and directs the Chamber Ensemble, Trinity’s premier vocal group. As an educator, Marshall-Ward has taught privately for over thirty years.

He loves the chance to work with Trinity’s students.

“I am thrilled to individually mentor gifted students at the college who are passionate about what they can offer the world,” Marshall-Ward said.

Marshall-Ward’s commitment to excellence extends far beyond just the college classroom, however. His community involvement with the arts is legend making.

He co-founded The Institute for Spirituality and the Arts and founded and directed The School of the Sacred Arts, The Fellowship for the Promotion of the Sacred Arts, and The Gallery of Sacred Arts. He has taught Music Theory, directed the Men’s Chorus at Seattle Pacific University, and is a Past Dean of the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. And he’s currently completing a Doctorate in Sacred Music at Oxford University, England, through the Graduate Theological Foundation.

However, it’s truly not his impressive list of accomplishments that makes Marshall-Ward so compelling as a professor. It’s his passion for his art, and the intersection of music and spirituality, that is present in every class he teaches and every rehearsal he conducts.

Incoming students will love the opportunities they’ll have to develop and launch their best leadership skills under the mentorship of Marshall-Ward and the other talented, highly experienced music faculty.

“Each member of the music faculty is eager to personally mentor outstanding, talented students, helping develop cutting-edge musicians who can change the world,” Marshall-Ward said.

For more information about Trinity’s Music program, or to contact Professor Marshall-Ward, please visit www.TLC.edu/music.