Marshall Griffith has received awards from the Ohio Arts Council, ASCAP, and the Music Teachers National Association (1976). His works are published by Theodore Presser and Belle Press and recorded on Crystal Records. He received a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University in 1986 and is currently on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he has served as Dean of Student Affairs sine 1995. His principal teachers were John Eaton and Donald Erb. He served as President of the Composers Guild between 1991 and 1995.