Marsha Chusmir Shapiro earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in music education from the Florida State University, and became further certified in social studies education, gifted education and Educational Administration. Mrs. Shapiro was the winner of the 1985 National School Orchestra Association Composition Competition and was named 1994 Florida “Global Educator” by SIRS and the Florida Council for the Social Studies. She is the author of numerous published orchestral, band, and elementary school musical compositions.
Marsha Chusmir Shapiro taught in public and private schools in Florida for forty years. She worked with students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade in band, orchestra, chorus, general music and musical theater, as well as teaching social studies classes for students in grades 6 through 8. She has served as a mentor teacher for first year educators.
While now composing full-time, Mrs. Shapiro continues to work with students, and play the French horn in local bands and symphony orchestras.
A Trio of Visually Impaired Rodents (String Orchestra)
Season of Celebrations (Orchestra, Grade 3/4)
Ormond Overture (Band, Grade 2)
Which Way America? (String Orchestra)