MARSHALL VOIT

 
 

Hi everyone!


My name is Marshall Voit; I am a songleader and folk singer, and I’ve spent the last ten years of my life learning all I can about what it means when we sing and pray together. My journey has taken me around the world, from California to Australia and New Zealand, and from China to Greece and Israel. I have been truly blessed by the opportunities I have received, and I hope to continue my journey and my learning - there is so much more to learn!


Through the years, I have experienced the remarkable, soul-nourishing energy that is created when a group of people sings together. When I sing with others, I feel deeply connected to the people around me; and to the enormity of the cosmos; and to my small place within it.


Yet even when I am most aware of my own insignificance, and the insignificance of every individual, I know that the world is a different place for having me, and you, and every person in it. And I feel entrusted and obligated, to speak - to sing! - on behalf of justice, equity, freedom and opportunity for all people.


And so, I sing. Often. I sing with Jewish communities. I sing with preschoolers. I have recently become a member of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network, in the hopes of singing with and learning from my colleagues and new friends in that world. I am pursuing a degree in ethnomusicology from San Diego State University, through which I hope to gain a greater understanding of what it means to pray together in song.


And I do it all because  I believe that music has the power to bring people together and build interfaith, justice-oriented, warm, welcoming communities. And I want to be a part of that.


Please join me on this journey - it’s a good one.


Blessings,

Marshall

Songleader, Facilitator, Educator

“Marshall is different. And good. And a total professional... This is a rare talent.”

- Ted Egan



“Marshall is a dynamic and energetic facilitator who has a remarkable gift for engaging, unifying and inspiring groups.”

- Carolyn Carlson



“Marshall’s presence as a leader of prayer has helped him transform the liturgical experience for many in our community.”

- Rabbi Gersh Lazarow