Marshall Kimball

Chairman/Associate Professor
MM-Music Education, Ohio University (1975); BM-Music Education, Ohio University (1972)
Year Appointed
Fall 2018
  • Recital Attendance
  • Marching Band Techniques
  • Percussion Methods
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
Spring 2018
  • Advanced Instrumental Conducting
  • Teaching Music with Technology
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Recital Attendancy
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble


After completing a 30-year career as a band director in the State of Ohio, Professor Marshall C. Kimball is serving as Music Department Chairman and the Director of Bands and Instrumental Activities at Marietta College. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree cum laude from Ohio University and a Master of Music in Music Education from Ohio University. Additional coursework has been completed at Ashland University, VanderCook College of Music, Akron University, Illinois State University and Walsh University. He presently is a member of MENC, OMEA, Phi Beta Mu, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha, NEA, OEA, Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association, the Society for Music Teacher Education, and the College Band Directors National Association. Professor Kimball’s duties include Department Chair duties, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, all instrumental chamber ensembles including brass, woodwind and percussion ensembles, recital attendance, CMENC, and all instrumental music education courses in the Music Education degree.

In addition to his college responsibilities, Professor Kimball is in demand as a clinician and judge in the Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Washington and Oklahoma. He judges solo and ensemble, concert band and marching band competitions. He has served as the State Advisor of the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Conference for the Ohio Music Education Association, as a member of the OMEA Professional Development Conference planning committee and as the state chair for the Music Support Group of the Ohio Music Education Association.

He is an alumnus of Ohio University and has served as the president of the Society of Alumni and Friends of the Ohio University School of Music. As a member of the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association, Professor Kimball has held three terms as President-Elect and three terms of President. During the 2017-18 academic year, Kimball is serving as President of OPCICA.

Professor Kimball has conducted a research project on “Attitudes Toward Continued Music Ensemble Participation in grades 5-12.” He has presented his research work in at music conferences in Ohio and West Virginia. He is a consistent presenter at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference.