Marshall (Mike) Barnhouse is a pianist, composer, teacher and recording artist who has spent his life pursuing his love of music since the age of 8. In every setting, Mike’s goal is to guide others into the beautiful, expressive, and spiritual qualities of musical experience.
Mike holds a Masters of Piano Performance and throughout his professional career has performed different genres of music in various venues. He is a retired public school music teacher, maintains a private studio in Hurricane, WV, and serves as organist/accompanist at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church where he plays the world-famous Harrah Symphonic Organ.
Throughout his career Mike has composed music for piano, bands, choirs, handbells and orchestra. Mike currently has published works with Augsburg Fortress Press, GIA Publications, and World Library Publications. He currently is working toward launching his own publishing company, Pinnacle View Music.
Mike has recorded two CDs and will record his third in July 2019 at Piano Haven, in Sedona AZ. His CD, “Awakened” is currently playing on Enlightened Piano Radio (EPR), Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, Journeyscapes Radio, and One World Music Radio. He was awarded" Best New Artist" at the EPR Awards at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, in September 2017. He was also nominated for "Best Christian Album" for 2016 by solopiano.com. Mike performed in the Discovery Concert featuring new artists with Whisperings Solo Piano Radio in Atlanta in February 2019. His most recent nomination is for “Best Solo Album” with EPR where he will perform at the awards ceremony at the Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada in October 2019.
Mike resides in Teays Valley, WV with his wife, Donna and son, Christian.