Marshall Griffith is a jazz and classical pianist, composer and music educator. He has also been a soloist with numerous orchestras, chamber groups and jazz ensembles. He is a resident artist for the music and arts program at The Cleveland Clinic and an outreach artist with Piano Cleveland.

His compositions include chamber, opera and symphonic works and music for jazz ensembles. His music is published by Theodore Presser, Pleasing Dog Music and Belle Press. In 2014, he was presented the Distinguished Alumni Award from CIM in the category, Composer-Virtuoso.

Currently, Griffith is the pianist and director of music for The Temple Tifereth Israel in Beachwood, Ohio.


  • BM and MM in composition, Cleveland Institute of Music
    • Studied composition with Eugene O'Brien and Donald Erb and piano with Olga Radosavljevich
  • DMA in composition, Indiana University 
    • Studied composition with John Eaton and piano with Wallace Hornibrook

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music

Allegheny Music Festival 
Faculty, summer 2005

Lakeland College Jazz Camp
Faculty, summer 2011–2013

The School of Fine Arts in Willoughby
Piano and improvisation teacher, 1977–1986