Marsha Genensky

Marsha has spent much of her time since returning to California in the summer of 2004 on the research and design of American projects for Anonymous 4, including the 2006 release, Gloryland (which features many vocal arrangements by her, as well as some arrangements she and other A4 girls made together), and of new programs-in-the-works, The Cherry Tree and Lost Girls. In usual fashion, she works closely with A4’s management company and recording company to coordinate touring and promotion both for the quartet and for Anonymous 4+2 (the four A4 girls plus instrumental virtuosos and new best friends Darol Anger and Scott Nygaard), the extended group that has been touring the American show Long Time Traveling since the fall of 2006.

Marsha made a guest appearance on Generation Nation, a wonderful, mainly-instrumental, recording by Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings (Compass Records, April, 2006). She is not only responsible for the vocal arrangement for “Father Adieu,” but here’s something new and different for her: she sings all three vocal parts!

She recently spent a year as a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University, where she taught medieval music history, coached singers interested in medieval English song, and started an Americana vocal group. She continues to conduct workshops and residencies on Anglo-American sacred and secular song. She has also joined the Bay Area shape-note singing community, a wonderfully diverse bunch who love to gather together as many people as they can to sing with all their hearts and souls.