KIRK MARCY is a 1983 Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Northern Colorado where he received a Bachelor of Music Education degree. In 1987, he joined the prestigious Four Freshmen, performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. His duties in the Four Freshmen included singing bass vocals, playing keyboards and trumpet/trombone. In 1988, Kirk Marcy returned to the Pacific Northwest to become the Director of Soundsation, the internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble at Edmonds College. A passionate conductor of all styles of choral music, Kirk also directs the Edmonds College Symphonic Choir. Kirk has taught piano, both traditional and jazz styles for over 35 years, and has facilitated workshops for students and teachers in jazz piano techniques.
Kirk has guest conducted All-State Concert and Jazz Choirs in fifteen states as well as Canada. In his spare time, Kirk is a bit of a gourmet chef, enjoying cooking Greek, Thai, Japanese, German and Italian specialties.