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Gillian is the type of educator that will challenge tradition, and in turn, change music education. She is a rising star in the music field.
— Dr. Matthew Westgate (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
“I attended the Illinois Music Educators Conference in Peoria, Illinois and absolutely loved your workshop!”
— Carolyn Wehr (Illinois State University)
“Your presentation was one of the best at this year’s conference, and one of the most interesting and exciting presentations I’ve seen.”
— Brian Clinkenbeard (North Central College)


Gillian Marie Desmarais; born May 10th, 1993, also known by her stage name Gillian Marie, is a music educator, clinician, composer, and flautist in the Greater Boston area.

Gillian is currently the music teacher for Pioneer Charter School of Science in Everett, MA. She has been nationally recognized by the National Association for Music Education for her work in electronic composition as well as clinician for music education state conferences in New York, Illinois, California and Massachusetts. She has also presented workshops at many colleges including New York University, Berklee College of Music, UMass Amherst and Rhode Island College. She has also been ambassador for the Texas Music Education Conference, The Technology Institute for Music Education, and The Association for Popular Music Education.

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by Gillian Marie

As a flautist inspired by classical music and a vocalist inspired by pop, Gillian marries the two with flavors of orchestral instruments, synthesizers, layered harmonies and much more. Noted songs include the NAFME Award Winning Single "Angel", a dreamy dedication to real world hero's, "Fly" an inspirational dance anthem, and "Eyes Upon the Sky", a powerful exclamation of self-worth and "inner-light".