marshRobert E. Marsh (1929-2011) served on the IHS Advisory Council (1971-1977), hosted the 1974 International Horn Workshop at Ball State University (Muncie IN), and led the creation of the IHS archives (now at Sibley Library at Eastman in Rochester NY). He was the horn instructor at Ball State University (1953-1986) and held Honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Ball State and the Chicago Conservatory College.
Bob was from Youngstown, Ohio and earned BM and MM degrees from Northwestern University, where he studied with Max Pottag. He also considered himself a student of Philip Farkas, Erwin Miersch, and Mario Grillo. He was a member of the Houston Symphony, principal horn of the Indianapolis Symphony, and often assistant to Farkas at the Chicago Symphony.
The horn ensemble at Ball State is named for Bob. Max Pottag donated his collection of horns and music to Ball State because, at the time, it had the only active college-level horn ensemble. Bob is remembered fondly by his many students, who appreciate the horn heritage that he passed down to them along with his spirit and energy.
This information is extracted from the obituary by Regina Swanson in the May 2011 issue of The Horn Call.

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